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22 Energetic Facts About Coffee

Coffee is a dark-colored, bitter, slightly acidic beverage that has a calming effect on humans due to the caffeine content. It is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and it can be made and served in a number of ways, e.g., espresso, French press, caffè latte, or pre-brewed canned coffee. It is grown. Around 80 countries in the continents of South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia grow coffee. Arabica coffee accounts for about three-quarters of all coffee grown around the world. It is grown in Latin America, Central, and East Africa, India, and Indonesia to some degree.

  1. The history of coffee can be traced back to the 15th century in the forests of the Ethiopian plateau. Goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans when his goats consumed coffee beans for a tree and got energetic.
  2. The word “coffee” entered the English language in the year 1582 via the Dutch koffie, borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahve, in turn, borrowed from the Arabic qahwah, which means wine.
  3. Instant coffee was invented and patented in 1881 by Alphonse Allais, France. In 1890, David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand, patented Dry Hot-Air” process sold under the trading name Strang’s Coffee.
  4. The coffee beans are, in actuality, the seed of a cherry-like fruit called as coffee cherries. When the cherries turn bright red, it means they are ripe and ready to pick. The fruit is found in clusters along the branches of trees.
  5. Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide, with around two billion cups consumed every day.
  6. Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee on the globe, with over 40 percent of total world production. The second-biggest producer is Vietnam.
  7. The biggest consumer of coffee in the world is Finland, with an average per-person consumption of 12 kg in a year. The second biggest consumer is Norway, with 9.9 kg consumption.
  8. There are mainly four kinds of coffee beans: Arabica, Liberica, Robusta, and Excelsa. The most common and popular are Arabica and Robusta.
  9. There are over 30 different coffee drinks. Some of the most common and popular coffee beverages are Black coffee, Espresso, Milk coffee, and Ristretto.
  10. To produce enough beans to make one cup of coffee requires 140 liters (37 gallons)of water. By comparison, an apple takes 19 gallons, a banana 27, and a pair of leather shoes 4,400 gallons.
  11. To produce 1 kg of roasted coffee, 26,400 liters (7,000 U.S. gal) of water is required.
  12. Caffeine is a prominent chemical in coffee. The chemical stimulates the central nervous system and causes alertness. The chemical is also present in tea, chocolate, and many soft drinks.
  13. Drinking too much coffee can lead to overdose. The symptoms could be vomiting, rapid breathing, muscle tension or relax, and shock.
  14. If you are a coffee addict, there could be withdrawal symptoms too. Some of the withdrawal symptoms include headache, Fatigue, Anxiety, Depressed mood, tremors, and Low energy.
  15. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, ten cans of coca-cola, or two “energy shot” drinks.
  16. True Kopi Luwak is a wild coffee that is considered to be the rarest coffee on planet earth. It is also one of the most expensive coffee in the world. The retail price for the farmed version is US$100, and for the wild-collected beans, you have to pay US$1300.
  17. The most popular brands for coffee are Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Costa Cofee.
  18. According to estimates, Starbucks sells approx 4 billion cups of coffee every year and 10,958,904 cups each day.
  19. In 2020, people aged 70 and over drank about 2.18 cups of coffee per capita in the United States, making it the age group that drank the most coffee on average in the year 2020.
  20. Black Ivory Coffee is a brand of coffee from Thailand. It is one of the most expensive and unique coffees on the globe. The coffee beans are consumed by elephants first and then collected from their waste. The taste of Black Ivory coffee is influenced by elephants‘ digestive enzymes, which break down the coffee’s protein.
  21. The world record for fastest time to drink a cup of coffee is 4.35 seconds and was achieved by Andre Ortolf in Augsburg, Germany, on 8 August 2019.
  22. The largest cup of coffee contained 22,739.14 liters and was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) on 15 June 2019. In order to build this giant cup, fifty people worked for more than a month. The drink prepared was Arabic coffee.

Nutrition Facts of Coffee

Here are the nutritional profile of 100ml of medium strength black coffee.

  • Sodium: Trace
  • Pottassium: 92 mg
  • Magnesium: 8 mg
  • Maganese: 0.05mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.001mg
  • Niacin: 0.7mg


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