Awesome Coffee Facts You May Not Know!

30 plus facts on coffee we may not know so far...
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  1. Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum.
  2. Coffee beans aren’t beans. They are fruit pits.
  3. Energy drinks still don’t have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.
  4. Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improves blood flow.
  5. Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
  6. The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
  7. The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.
  8. In the beginning, Starbucks spends more money on health insurance for its employees than on coffee beans.
  9. The name “Cappuccino” comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.

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  10. Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910.
  11. Coffee doesn’t taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
  12. There’s a Coffee Shop in France where not saying “hello” and “please” makes your coffee more expensive.
  13. In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  14. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
  15. 54% of the Americans drink coffee every day.
  16. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  17. In the beginning, Starbucks only sold roasted whole coffee beans.
  18. The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic for “wine of the bean”.
  19. The Netherlands is the world’s largest per capita consumer of coffee, averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person per day.
  20. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to the organic acids. Try it: hold your nose as you take a sip.

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  21. Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
  22. 50% of the caffeine you’ve consumed may be cleared from your body within 5 hours, but it will take over a day to fully eliminate it from your system.
  23. Two cups of coffee a day were found to reduce the risk of alcohol-related cirrhosis by 43%.
  24. 20% of office coffee mugs contain fecal bacteria.
  25. It takes about 37 gallons (140 liters) of water to grow the coffee beans and process them to make one cup of coffee.
  26. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.
  27. In the 17th century Ottoman Empire, drinking coffee was punishable by death.
  28. Starbucks offers 87,000 different drink combinations.
  29. Men who drink 6 or more cups of coffee daily decrease their risk of developing prostate cancer by 20%, a study found.
  30. 25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living worldwide.
  31. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
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