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Coffee Facts

  1. The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
  2. George Washington, a Belgian man living in Guatemala, invented the first instant coffee in 1906.
  1. The word coffee originates from the Arabic word qahhwat al-bun, which was then shortened to qahwa. The Turkish called it kahve, and the Dutch, koffie, until the word finally arrived at ‘coffee’ in English.
  1. The Netherlands is the world’s largest per capita consumer of coffee, averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person, per day.
  1. After oil, coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth.
  1. ‘Cat cafés’ in Korea and Japan offer patrons coffee and the opportunity to hang out with cats for hours.
  1. Coffee beans aren’t beans, but fruit pits.
  1. Coffee doesn’t taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half the flavor.
  1. Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improves blood flow.
  1. There’s a coffee shop in France where not saying “hello” and “please” hikes up the price of a cup of a coffee.
  1. Black Ivory Coffee made from Thai elephant dung, and Kopi Luwak from coffee beans eaten and excreted by the Sumatran wild cat rank as the world’s most expensive coffees. Prices per pound range from $300 to $1100.
  1. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  1. The word ‘cappuccino’ comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
  1. Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.