Interesting Facts About Coffee
I know I’ve written a few posts about coffee lately but I can’t help myself. It may be because I normally drink a cup of coffee when I write my posts on Sunday mornings. I just can’t get enough of it!
Below are some interesting coffee facts for you. I hope you learn something new along the way just like I did
- The word coffee comes from ‘Kaffa’ which is a region in Ethiopia, where coffee beans may have originated.
- Cappucino originates from ‘Capuchin’, the name of a priest in Vienna who ordered the Viennese to add milk to the bitter taste of coffee left by the Turks during the 17th century.
- More than 500 billion of cups of coffee are served worldwide each year.
- Men drink as much coffee as women although women are more concerned about the price of their cup of coffee.
- Scandinavia holds the title of highest coffee drinkers per capita in the world. They drink 4 cups of coffee on average per day.
- The first coffeehouse in Europe opened in Venice in 1683 although coffee was available as early as 1603 to the upper class.
- The world’s top 10 coffee-producing nations, in order of amount produced, are Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Ivory Coast and Uganda.
- Brazil produces more than a third of the world’s supply of coffee, almost three times as much as the second producer, Vietnam.
- The top 10 coffee-importing countries, in order of amount imported, are the United States, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland and the Netherlands.
- Although coffee was the first, most commonly fair-trade-certified product, other fair trade imports include bananas, chocolate, honey, tea, sugar, orange juice and indigenous handicrafts.
|3||Iceland||9.0 kg (2006 data)|
|10||Aruba||6.8 kg (2006 data)|
|14||Bosnia and Herzegovina||6.2 kg (2008 data)|
|17||Brazil||5.8 kg (2009 data)|