Fascinating Coffee Stories and Exhilarating Coffee Knowledge
The United States is the largest consumer coffee in the world, drinking about one-fifth of the world's coffee, with half of all adults in the United States enjoying coffee each day.
What famous figure from the past preferred some mustard in his coffee? Frederick the Great of course, and he liked to make his coffee using champagne!
How much money is generated each year by the premium coffee, or specialty coffee industry. The answer: About two billion dollars.
Beethoven loved coffee! He liked to count out sixty coffee beans each time he prepared a cup of coffee.
How much caffeine would it take to be lethal to a person? The answer: About ten grams.
What are the different grades of coffee in Costa Rica? That would be Strictly Hard Bean, Good Hard Bean, Hard Bean, Medium Hard Bean, High Grown Atlantic, Medium Grown Atlantic, and Low Grown Atlantic.
The Spanish traveller Navarro brought coffee from Cuba to Costa Rica in 1779.
Those Japanese and their timeless beauty! Could it be the traditional Japanese bath that includes coffee grounds mixed with fermented pineapple pulp? The treatment is said to tone the skin and lessen wrinkles.
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How much money is generated in all by the coffee industry throughout the world? The answer: More than $70 billion.
What month sees a significant rise in the consumption of decaffeinated coffee? January of course, when most people are trying to adhere to their New Year's Resolution of quitting caffeine.
It was Luigi Goglio who first figured out how to laminate a one-way valve onto layered packaging.
The steam rising out of a cup of piping hot coffee contains antioxidants that are heterocyclic compounds thought to help in preventing diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
At least sixty-four plants have been found to contain caffeine either in the leaves, seeds, or fruit of the plant.
Gourmet Coffee and Espresso Brewing Tips
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For the history of espresso and coffee see World's Best History of Coffee, and for a complete list of coffee terminology with comprehensive definitions see the Espresso Coffee Guides Coffee and Espresso Glossary.