Interesting Anecdotes for Gourmet Coffee Connoisseurs
Brazil grows about one third of the world's coffee, and another third is also grown in the Americas.
More than four-fifths of all of the world's coffee is grown on farms that are twelve acres or less and are typically family farms.
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Botanically the coffee plant is in the Rubiaceae family which includes more than five hundred genera totaling six thousand species of tropical shrubs and trees.
Is coffee okay in the Olympics? The answer is yes and no. While it is listed as a prohibited substance, as long as you have less than 12 micrograms per milliliter of urine you're okay. This level might be triggered at about five cups of coffee.
The largest coffee bean known is of the varietal Maragogype grown in Nicaragua.
A cup of coffee has about 110 milligrams of caffeine.
In 1901 Satori Kato invented instant coffee. Five years later George Constant Washington figured out a way to mass produce instant coffee. And in 1938 the Nestle Company introduced its Nescafe freeze-dried coffee product.
The seaport of Mocha was on the route to Mecca where coffee was traded and was closely guarded so that no one was able to acquire any fertile coffee plants.
Until about 1900 most coffee roasting was done at home using either a frying pan on the stove, a popcorn popper, or roasting the beans over a charcoal fire.
In 1616 the Dutch became the first to take coffee out of Mocha bringing it to Holland and beginning its spread around the world. They first cultivated it in the area now known as Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, in 1658.
How many pounds of coffee were produced worldwide in 2006? Answer: About sixteen million pounds.
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