12 Fun Facts About Coffee

September 28, 2017

12 Things You Might Not Know About Coffee


  1. More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year making coffee the world’s second most popular beverage. Water is No. 1.
  2. Coffee is the world’s most traded commodity after crude oil.
  3. In North America, coffee is grown only in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
  4. The world’s first coffeehouse opened in 1475 in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul).
  5. Coffee grounds sprinkled on the ground around plants and garden areas will stop snails and slugs from eating the plants.
  6. Coffee contains more than 1,200 chemicals and over half of those are responsible for creating its flavor.
  7. The average coffee drinker consumes three cups of coffee per day.
  8. Three countries consume 65% of the world’s coffee: the United States, France, and Germany.
  9. The Japanese believe that bathing in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp will reduce wrinkles and beautify the skin.
  10. Coffee beans are berries from the coffee tree bushes.
  11. Coffee tree bushes live, on average, 60 to 70 years.
  12. The first American to be granted a license as a coffee trader was Dorothy Jones of Boston in 1670.

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