12 Fun Facts About Coffee
September 28, 2017
12 Things You Might Not Know About Coffee
- More than 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year making coffee the world’s second most popular beverage. Water is No. 1.
- Coffee is the world’s most traded commodity after crude oil.
- In North America, coffee is grown only in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
- The world’s first coffeehouse opened in 1475 in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul).
- Coffee grounds sprinkled on the ground around plants and garden areas will stop snails and slugs from eating the plants.
- Coffee contains more than 1,200 chemicals and over half of those are responsible for creating its flavor.
- The average coffee drinker consumes three cups of coffee per day.
- Three countries consume 65% of the world’s coffee: the United States, France, and Germany.
- The Japanese believe that bathing in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp will reduce wrinkles and beautify the skin.
- Coffee beans are berries from the coffee tree bushes.
- Coffee tree bushes live, on average, 60 to 70 years.
- The first American to be granted a license as a coffee trader was Dorothy Jones of Boston in 1670.
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