Fun Facts About the Revered Beverage Coffee
Who puts cinnamon in their coffee? The Mexicans, that's who!
About how many pounds of coffee are imported into the United States each year? Nearly three million pounds.
What percentage of people drink their coffee black? About thirty-seven percent.
Your taste buds work better at lower elevations so expect your coffee to taste a bit different atop the mountain.
What is the Arabic word for coffee bean, you ask? Your answer is Bunnu!
What are most coffee sacks made from? Hemp of course!
Those finicky Egyptians! They usually drink their coffee straight and strong, but at a wedding it is traditional to sweeten it.
It was in Boston's Green Dragon coffee house that the American War of Independence had some of its initial planning.
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Coffee berries, or cherry, start out green on the tree, then turn yellow and finally red, a dark crimson color that shows the cherry is ripe. The perfect time to pick the cherry is just before it reaches this dark crimson color.
A typical pound of coffee has only about half as much caffeine as a typical pound of tea.
The first coffee mill was invented in 1665 by a London locksmith.
A yield of about ten thousand pounds of coffee berries may come from one acre of coffee plants. Once this has been hulled and milled it is about 2,000 pounds of coffee beans.
King Frederick the Great formed a special force called the Kaffee Schnufflers in order to crack down on coffee smugglers and anyone found roasting the illicit bean that he felt made his soldiers unreliable. The effort ultimately failed, as even Frederick loved to sip the brew!
Compared to three hundred years ago ninety percent of the people in Western countries have switched from tea to coffee as the beverage of choice.
When did canned and iced coffee become popular in Japan? About 1945.
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of coffee see the Espresso Coffee Guides section on coffee brewing.
For easy to follow instructions on how to make great delicious espresso drinks see Espresso Drink Recipes and the How to make Lattes and Cappuccinos. Also provided are detailed tips on Pulling A Perfect Espresso Shot.
For the history of espresso and coffee see World's Best History of Coffee, and for a complete list of coffee terminology with detailed definitions see the Espresso Coffee Guides Coffee and Espresso Glossary.