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25 Coffee Facts You Need to Know

Ah, coffee. This fragrant elixir gets us through the morning and keeps us going all day. But did you realize your everyday cup of coffee has more to it than meets the eye? In this post, we'll explore the world of coffee and learn 25 amazing facts that every coffee enthusiast should know. Grab your favorite mug, sit, and let's explore the diverse and wonderful world of coffee.

1. Origin of coffee

The origin of our beloved coffee can be found in the highlands of Ethiopia. A goat herder named Kaldi is said to have discovered coffee after seeing his goats become extremely energetic after eating coffee berries.

2. Coffee Trees and Coffee Beans

Coffee cherries with vivid red or yellow seeds are produced by coffee trees.

3. Highly Traded Good on Earth

Coffee is the world's second most highly traded commodity after crude oil. It plays a crucial role in the world economy.

4. Espresso Rather Than Expresso

The correct pronunciation is "espresso," not "expresso." Italians are serious about their coffee!

5. The Caffeine Kick

The secret component in coffee, caffeine, is a natural stimulant that can increase vigilance and energy.

6. A Wide Variety of Coffee

Although there are more than 100 different varieties of coffee, Arabica and Robusta are the two most common, each with a distinctive flavor profile.

7. Coffee Belt

The "Coffee Belt," or the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, is where coffee is farmed chiefly.

8. The Most Expensive Coffee

One of the most expensive coffees in the world is kopi luwak, sometimes called civet coffee. It is created from beans that civet cats eat and subsequently defecate.

9. The Decaf Conundrum

Coffee that has been decaffeinated contains some caffeine. Around 2-5% of the original caffeine concentration is typically still present.

Fan of decaf coffee? We are too! 

10. The French Revolution and coffee

Coffee was briefly outlawed in France during the French Revolution, which caused the popularity of hot chocolate to soar.

11. Coffee Was a Precious Commodity

In the 17th century, Coffee shops in England were frequently referred to as "penny universities" because patrons could have interesting intellectual talks for the cost of a cup of coffee.

12. Coffee is a Fruit

Although they are seeds, coffee beans are frequently called "beans." Fruit flesh that is removed during processing is all around them.

13. Fair Trade coffee

Fair Trade coffee ensures that growers are paid fairly for their beans and supports environmentally friendly agricultural methods.

14. Coffee Is A Superfood

Moderate coffee use has been linked to a lower risk of contracting some diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, because of its high antioxidant content.

15. Invention of Instant Coffee

In 1901, Satori Kato, a Japanese-American chemist, created instant coffee for the first time.

16. Latte Love in Coffee Art

Latte art entails painting complex patterns on the top of espresso-based beverages. It represents authentic coffee artistry.

17. The Coffee Nap Trick

A 20-minute power nap is known as a "coffee nap" and entails sipping coffee first. Due to the caffeine's delayed action, it enhances alertness when you wake up.

18. A Revolution in Coffee Shops

Coffee shops fostered debates and ideas that helped change history throughout the Age of Enlightenment.

19. The Leading Coffee Producer in the World

Brazil is the world's largest beverage producer, with over a third of global coffee production. 

If you like Brazilian coffee, check out our Bali Blue Organic Single Origin.

20. The Space Race and Coffee

In 1962, astronaut John Glenn sipped coffee from a specially made pouch to become the first American to do so.

21. Coffee's Effect on Your Mood

Due to the effects of coffee on neurotransmitters like serotonin, coffee can improve your mood and potentially lower your risk of depression.

22. The Classification of Coffee Beans

The flavor and quality of coffee beans are determined by their size, shape, and density.

23. The Coffee Blossom

Coffee trees blossom with lovely white flowers in coffee-growing countries before bearing cherries, giving a breathtaking spectacle.

24. The Chain of Coffee Supply

The coffee supply chain includes many phases, from bean to cup, such as farming, processing, roasting, and brewing.

25. The Cultural Importance of Coffee

Coffee is deeply ingrained in many cultures and frequently represents friendliness and social interaction.

Conclusion

Coffee has an enduring allure that goes far beyond its capacity to wake us up in the morning, from its humble beginnings in Ethiopia to its role in influencing revolutions and promoting intellectual dialogue. So, remember these 25 interesting facts about coffee the next time you enjoy a cup and enjoy the rich culture and history that come with each sip. Salutations to the most popular coffee in the world!

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Rachel Noall

Rachel Noall

Rachel Noall is one of the founders of Tiny Potato Coffee Company. She spent much of her 20's exploring Europe, and while in Rome for 6 months lived across the alley from the infamous La Casa del Caffè Tazza d'Oro. This kicked off her true love of coffee, it's history, and the routine surrounding the beverage.

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