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Coffee Statistics Worldwide
Germany is the world's second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person.
Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
An acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2,000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.
The percolator was invented in 1827 by a French man. It would boil the coffee producing a bitter tasting brew. Today most people use the drip or filtered method to brew their coffee.
With the exception of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, no coffee is grown in the United States or its territories.
Up until the 1870's most coffee was roasted at home in a frying pan over a charcoal fire. It wasn't until recent times that batch roasting became popular.
Each year some 7 million tons of green beans are produced worldwide. Most of which is hand picked.
Did you know?
27% of U.S. coffee drinkers and 43% of German drinkers add a sweetener to their coffee.
The world's largest coffee producer is Brazil with over 3,970 million coffee trees.
Colombia comes in second with around two thirds of Brazil's production.
Hard bean means the coffee was grown at an altitude above 5000 feet.
Arabica and Robusta trees can produce crops for 20 to 30 years under proper conditions and care.
Most coffee is transported by ships. Currently there are approximately 2,200 ships involved in transporting the beans each year.
The popular trend towards flavored coffees originated in the United States during the 1970's.
October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.
The first coffee tree in the Western Hemisphere was brought from France to the Island of Martinique in the 1720's.
Caffeine only takes 15 to 20 minutes to get into your blood and the caffeine effect lasts for 3 1/2 hours.
Sports nutritionists are studying the positive effects of small amounts of caffeine on athletes.
A dose of five milligrams per kilogram of body weight seems to improve endurance by reducing glucose burning and increasing fat burning.
Caffeine spares glucose, which is in limited supply in the body.
The International Olympic Committee has banned the use of caffeine in their competitions.
The current recommendations regarding caffeine are three cups of coffee or tea per day or less.
Caffeine is a common ingredient in food so getting a big dose is easier than you might think.
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