Think you know everything there is to know about coffee? A few surprising tidbits to keep the conversation flowing on your next coffee break…
- Coffee is grown in a whopping 50 countries around the globe. [Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farms can already be found in 23 of these countries.]
- In a year, a single coffee tree yields just one pound of roasted, ready-to-sell coffee.
- All of the world’s commercially sold coffee is grown in an area known as the “bean belt” which extends from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn.
- Coffee drinkers are split between Robusta coffee and Arabica coffee. Some 70 percent of java fans sip on Robusta, a stronger and more bitter brew. The other 30 percent enjoy Arabica, a more mild and aromatic brew.
- An 8 oz. cup of standard drip coffee has two to three times more caffeine than a 1 oz. shot of espresso.
- During World War II, the coffee drinking habits of American servicemen inspired two names for coffee that are still popular today: Americano and Cup o’ Joe.
- The first coffee shop on public record dates back to the 15th century and was located in Constantinople, Turkey.
- Some 20 to 25 million people worldwide depend on coffee production for their livelihoods. [An estimated 835,000 people on more than 44,000 unique farms are benefitting from the Rainforest Alliance’s work in coffee, alone.]
- Each and every day, 1.4 billion cups of coffee – yep, you read that right! – are enjoyed around the world.
- Coffee hasn’t always been sipped from a mug. Originally, African tribes combined coffee berries with fat to form edible, energy-boosting morsels.
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