Ten Facts You Never Realized About Coffee

By Joshua Evans

The next time you go to your preferred coffeehouse and somebody catches your eye, here are ten intriguing coffee facts that you can utilize to start a conversation:

1) Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac. Because it includes a high dose of caffeine and other different alkaloids, studies have revealed that coffee can increase endurance and the total length of intimate sessions.

2) Although coffee has been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not enter into the western world until the 1500s. Before that time, priests thought that coffee was a drink of the devil. Pope Clement VIII finally ended this line of thinking by taking a sip of coffee then providing it his blessing.

3) Japan’s official Coffee Day is October 1st.

4) A single acre of coffee trees can yield around ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. There are still roughly two thousand pounds of coffee beans once they are milled or hulled.

5) Forty-nine of the fifty states grow absolutely no coffee. The only state that grows coffee is Hawaii. Furthermore, the only United States territory that raises coffee is Puerto Rico.

6) Germany is the second largest coffee customer worldwide. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweetener to their coffee, while only twenty-seven percent of Americans (the top customer of coffee) make use of any kind of sweetener in their coffee.

7) The English word coffee is comes from the Latin word Coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees.

8) Each one of the fifty-three countries that grows coffee is located along the equator, in between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

9) Usually, people who buy their coffee from drive-through windows before work will invest around forty-five hours every year waiting in line for their coffee.

10) Oil is the only item that is traded more heavily than coffee. The quantity of coffee produced around the world is close to 6 million metric tons.

Joshua Evans is just an ordinary guy who works in a highly competitive, high stress industry he doesn’t like to talk about. But, he does love researching and writing. He is also a confirmed coffee junkie. He currently uses his love of researching and writing to write about all things related to coffee at The Coffee Junkie.

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