25 Facts About Coffee

25 things you didn’t know about coffee.

  1. 65 countries in the world grow coffee. They are all along the equator, within the tropics.
  2. Coffee is not grown anywhere in the United States except Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
  3. In 1675 Charles II, King of England issued a proclamation banning Coffee Houses. He said that they were places where people met to plot against him.
  4. 30% of coffee drinkers in US added a sweetener of some kind to their coffee, compared with 57% in UK.
  5. October 1st is official “Coffee Day” in Japan.
  6. Scientists have discovered more than 800 different aromatic compounds in coffee.
  7. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (oil is the first.)
  8. Brazil produces around 40% of the world’s coffee supply.
  9. A Belgian named George Washington invented instant coffee in 1906.
  10. Coffee has been used as a beverage for over 700 years.
  11. Black coffee with no sugar contains no calories.
  12. More than 20 million people worldwide, work in the coffee industry.
  13. There are two species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta.
  14. 75% of the world’s coffee comes from the Coffea Arabica plant.
  15. Drinking a single cup of coffee that has been brewing for 20 minutes provides the body with 300 phytochemicals which act as antioxidants and stay in the body for up to a month.
  16. In days gone by, Turkish bridegroom had to promise that they would always provide their new wives with coffee.
  17. Espresso Coffee has just one third of the caffeine content of ordinary coffee.
  18. Coffee beans are really berries. Each berry contains two beans (pips).
  19. An expert in preparing Turkish coffee is known as a “kahveci”.
  20. The Nicaraguan Margogpipe is the largest of all coffee beans.
  21. It takes 40 coffee beans to make an espresso.
  22. One coffee tree yields less than half a kilo of coffee per year.
  23. A coffee tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.
  24. Worldwide, more 1400 millions cups of coffee are drunk every day.
  25. Caffeine, which is found in coffee, increases the effect of some painkillers, especially aspirin and paracetamol.
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  1. My name is C A Johnson. I am a member of triond too. I was looking for some new writers to check out and I saw your name. I decided to check out your column. I think you did a great job on this article. I never knew there were so many facts about coffee.

  2. This is a very interesting article. So many facts I never knew.

  3. I learned 25 new things today! Very, very interesting, I like coffee and tea. Thank you.

  4. I saw a pic showing the coffee “berry” with the 2 little pips showing. I,ve always wondered what that really was. I even questioned if I might be seeing things. I didn,t want to ask the girls at the coffee shop about that picture, because they may not know and just say “We work here only. We dont really know…” Gez I hate that sort of answer!

  5. About #3: In 1688, Charles II was overthrown by those same people. It had more to do with him being a “crypto-Catholic” than his attitude toward coffee, but, hey, he wasn’t imagining things. They WERE plotting against him.

  6. wat i really want to know if coffee makes you gain weight?

  7. i personally love coffee,i was wondering if its bad for your health to drink cup after cup of coffee, homemade?

  8. people say coffee reduces your growth, i dont believe it because a freind of mine was always short until she started drinking coffee, now shes as tall as i am, im 6 feet.

  9. COFFEE KILLS!!!!!

  10. love coffee!!!!! green tea is awesome too!!! =D

  11. It is an urban myth that coffee is the 2nd highest traded commodity- corn, wheat, etc are much higher than coffee.

  12. Anna McDermott: That depends on what you are measuring. If you use monetary value then coffee is the second highest traded commodity!

  13. Will coffee slow your growth?

  14. If one coffee tree yields less than half a kilo of coffee per year and 1400 millions cups of coffee are drunk every day world wide, what does that say about the environmental impact of coffee crops and how much rain forest they have to cut down to keep with with demand? This is not acceptable if we are to sustain rain forest. No rain forest = fail.

  15. I am doing a article on coffee at school and these facts have helped me a lot.There is a prize for the best project and me and my parterner will probly get it thank you

    (sorry if there is any spelling mistakes)

    (thanks for the help my year 5 teacher is really strict)


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