You might be interested to know:
- Light-colored coffee beans have more caffeine than dark-colored ones.
- Coffee was originally eaten, not brewed into a beverage.
- Coffee beans start their lives as a cherry. These are said to taste like peach or watermelon. The berries are dried and stripped until only a green bean remains, then they are roasted; that's how they turn brown and dry.
- Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee.
- Brazil grows the most coffee.
- Coffee is grown in 65 countries; they are all close to the equator because the coffee trees only grow in tropical environments.
- Coffee has been used for over 700 years as a drink.
- Over 500 billion cups of coffee, it is estimated, are consumed every year. The U.S. drinks the most coffee, about 150 billion cups a year.
- As to caffeine: Espresso is the coffee with the highest level of caffeine. Caffeine is not actually addicting, but it can cause headaches or irritation when a frequent coffee drinker stops. If you want to stop drinking as much coffee as you currently do, you should taper your use gradually to avoid those symptoms.
- Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried. The method was invented by someone named George Washington, a Belgian man.
- There are over 50 species of coffee bean, but only two kinds are harvested and sold on a large scale: Arabica and Robusta. About 75% of coffee we drink is the Arabica variety.
- Coffee produces $60 to $90 billion every year in profits.
- Seattle, Washington, has the most coffee shops.
- Coffee, or the caffeine in it, will not make a drunk person sober.
- If you spend $4 a day on coffee at a coffee shop and you buy it five days a week, you are spending $1040.00 each year on your morning fix.
- Black coffee has only 8 calories in a cup
- Cappucino has about 130 calories
- Latte has about 180 calories
- Mocha has about 330 calories
- Peppermint chocolate coffee has about 560 calories*
*It has a lot to do with what you add to the coffee, like sugar, whipped cream, and flavorings.
Can you think of something better to do with over $1000 a year???