Last Updated: 19th December, 2019
8 Surprising Coffee Facts That Will Make up Your Morning
- Fact #1: Coffee Consumption
- Fact #2: Types of Beans
- Fact #3: How it’s made
- Fact #4: Weirdest Coffee Flavors
- Fact #5: Most Expensive Coffee
- Fact #6: Best Coffee Cup
- Fact #7: How to make Latte Art at Home
- Fact #8: Impressive COFFEE Facts & Effects Of CAFFEINE
Do you know that Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth after Oil?
According to the “Global Exchange”, there are approximately 25 million farmers in over 50 countries involved in producing coffee.
- The effects of caffeine start showing 15-20 minutes after the first sip.
- Caffeine affects our brain in a similar way to cocaine.
- Coffee beans come from the coffee plant’s red berries.
- A cup of coffee contains approx. 100 mg of caffeine.
- The effects of painkillers are increased by up to 40% when combined with caffeine.
- Your daily caffeine dose shouldn’t exceed 400 mg.
- 12 to 17 year-old constitute the most rapidly growing group of coffee consumers.
- Smokers metabolize caffeine up to 50% faster than non-smokers.
- Finnish people drink the most coffee worldwide.
- Caffeine is processed faster in women than in men.
Journey of Coffee from Tree to your Cup
- It takes three-to-four years for a coffee seed to grow into a tree that produces coffee beans.
- Seeds are first planted in nurseries. Six months to one-year later, seedlings are transplanted to open fields. Workers must prepare the planting ground for the small seedlings by loosening and grading the soil.
- Approximately two-and-a-half years after transplantation, the trees begin to flower and the flowers produce a small fruit known as a coffee cherry. In the center of each cherry are two green coffee beans.
- Coffee plants grow best where there is plenty of rainfall at certain times of the year and thrive in a well-drained, rich, volcanic soil. The plant does not like sudden changes in temperature, and frost can severely damage or kill it.
- During harvest, coffee cherries are hand picked. It takes approximately 2,000 cherries — 4,000 beans — to produce one pound of roasted coffee. After being husked, sorted and bagged, the green coffee beans are shipped from the countries where they were grown to the countries where they will be manufactured and consumed.
- Manufacturing involves the roasting and grinding of the coffee beans, or the production of instant coffee. Once manufacturing and packaging are completed, the coffee is ready for the consumer.
- The leading coffee producing countries of the world are Brazil and Colombia.
- The United States imports and consumes more coffee than any other country.
Is Drinking Coffee Good or Bad for your health?
5 Interesting Facts About Coffee
1. COFFEE DATES BACK TO 800 AD
Legend has it that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local monk then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.
2. COFFEE WAS ORIGINALLY CHEWED.
Sipping may be your preferred method of java consumption, but coffee has not always been a liquid treat. According to a number of historians, the first African tribes to consume coffee did so by grinding the berries together, adding in some animal fat, and rolling these caffeinated treats into tiny edible energy balls.
3. INSTANT COFFEE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR NEARLY 250 YEARS.
Instant coffee has been around for a while, making its first appearance in England in 1771. But it would take another 139 years for the first mass-produced instant coffee to be introduced (and patented) in the U.S. in 1910.
4. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS MORE THAN $1000 ON COFFEE EACH YEAR.
You’d think that spending an average of $1092 on coffee each year would be enough to make America the world’s most caffeinated nation. You would be wrong.
5. FINLAND IS THE WORLD’S COFFEE CAPITAL.
Though Finland does not produce any beans of its own, its citizens drink a lot of the brown stuff—the most of any country in the world.
Old facts, new facts
So many interesting facts about coffee, but yet which facts concern the present time?
A love of all things connected with coffee has brought both large and small companies into the world of coffee production and trading.
Technology and improvements in coffee trading industry are two of the major factors which help a lot of those companies to compete in the volatile environment of coffee trading.
Coffee culture is constantly changing as coffee drinkers seek new ways to enjoy their favorite beverage Production, trading and distribution methods have evolved to meet these new needs but there are a lot more improvements yet to be made. So further coffee research and development will need to be an on-going activity..
As a coffee trader you need to make the right choices in setting up your business for continuing growth and profit. Organizing all your procedures from the beginning is definitely going to assist you in the future. Even if you didn’t have the sufficient budget when you started and now want to adopt your existing business to use specific software in order to handle all your coffee trading activities, you still can. It is never late.