Coffee is a drink containing caffeine, consumed to stimulate the body to work more actively and because of its unique taste and aroma.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world start their day with a cup of fragrant coffee.

It is one of the most popular stimulants in the world.

Coffee interesting facts

1. The first records of coffee drinking come from Yemen in the mid-15th century.

2. Annually, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world.

3. The coffee beans are actually the seeds of the berries.

4. In most places in the world, the fruit of the coffee tree is harvested by hand. It is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task. It is hard to believe, but the best employees can harvest up to 90 kg of fruit a day.

5. The most popular types of coffee are arabica and rabusta.

6. More than 35% of the world’s coffee harvest comes from Brazil. Vietnam and Colombia are closely behind.

7. The most expensive coffee in the world is harvested from the faeces of the Asian palm civet. It’s called Copy Luwak and it costs around 1000 Euro per kilo.

8. In the 18th century, coffee was banned in Sweden. The reason for this was its action, which allegedly incited society to rebellion.

9. The most coffee is drunk in Finland (12 kg per person per year). Norway is second (10 kg) and Iceland is third (9 kg).

10. Decaffeinated coffee contains caffeine (2 to 12 milligrams). By comparison, a cup of regular coffee has between 95 and 200 milligrams of caffeine.

11. There are approximately 30,000 Starbuck stores in the world where you can buy coffee. Every day, 2-3 new ones are created.

12. In the American chain of fast-food bars Dunkin ‘you can order coffee in 25,000 different ways. About 60 cups per second are sold (over 2 billion annually).

13. A cup of coffee without any additives has only 1 calorie.

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Coffee questions and answers

How is coffee made?

The ripening coffee fruit (light or dark red in color) is hand picked and transported to the processing plant. The thin skin is removed from them using specialized machines, and then the beans are classified and sorted according to size, weight and appearance. In this way, we get the so-called “green coffee” that can be stored for a long time and safely shipped to the farthest corners of the world. After reaching its destination, it undergoes a smoking process. In this way, we get the well-known black and brown coffee beans that can be sold whole or ground.

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What is green coffee?

It is coffee that has not been roasted.

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We pour boiling water over the coffee?

Coffee should not be flooded with boiling water. The optimal temperature is 95 degrees C (wait about 2 minutes after boiling the water).

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What makes coffee stimulating?

Coffee contains a large amount of caffeine, which has a stimulating effect.

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How much coffee per day can kill a person?

For an adult, taking more than 10 grams of caffeine a day is toxic and can be fatal. Depending on the type of coffee, it is 50-100 cups of coffee. However, it should be remembered that drinking a lot of coffee can be dangerous for people suffering from e.g. hypertension.

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Why is the most expensive coffee in the world (Kopi Luwak) collected from animal faeces?

Animals are unable to digest the coffee seeds from which coffee is made. After passing through their body, the seeds acquire an amazing taste, impossible to obtain in the traditional way.

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