The majority of the world enjoys the qualities of this magnificent beverage, but who actually knows the facts about coffee. Many of us depend on coffee’s wonder product caffeine to get us through each day, but none of us appreciate what we are drinking. The coffee plants do not yield an exponential amount of coffee “beans” and requires a large amount labor intensive work to collect these “beans”. This beverage is given far less recognition than it should be given. So next time you sipping away at a “Cuppa Joe” think of the following interesting facts
1, Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, it is just behind oil.
2, Coffee Beans are in actual fact fruit seeds but are known as beans.
3, An espresso is made from 40 coffee beans.
4, Coffee enhances the effects of painkillers such as paracetamol and aspirin.
5, 1400 million cups of coffee are drunk worldwide every day.
6, The average American consumes enough caffeine in one year to kill a horse.
7, Coffee has been used as a beverage for more than 700 hundred years.
8, Coffee supplies 20 million people worldwide with jobs.
9, Americans, Germans and the French consume 65% of the total coffee consumed worldwide.
10, People who drink coffee have a reduced risk of acquiring Alzheimer’s