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12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE



Published On: July 24, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Charles Thomas, Pennsylvania
Tag: Coffee, Health , Rating: 4.5

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Do you know the origin of the word “coffee?” Can you name two famous composers who were avid coffee drinkers? Pour a cup of Taster’s Choice and learn some fun facts.



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Fifty-seven percent of all coffee is consumed at breakfast. Thirty-four percent is consumed between meals, while thirteen percent is consumed at all other meals.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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During World War II, Nescafé became so popular that the entire production of its U.S. plant (about 1 million cases a year) was reserved for military use only.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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Bach composed the Coffee Cantata in honor of the drink. Beethoven was also an avid coffee drinker, preferring a blend made from 60 beans per cup.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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In the 1700’s, a French naval officer, Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu, stole a cutting from the King’s coffee tree, in Jardin des Plantes, in Paris, and took it to the Caribbean island of Martinique. Fifty years later, there were an estimated 18 million coffee trees there.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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In 1997, no less than 100 billion cups of Nescafé were drunk worldwide. That’s an average of more than 3,000 cups per second.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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It takes about 6 years for a coffee tree to produce its first “cherries.” The beans themselves are the stones of the coffee cherries.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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The word ‘coffee’ originates from the Arabic word ‘kaweh,’ meaning strength and vigor.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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Thirty seven percent of coffee drinkers drink their coffee black, while 63% add a sweetener and/or creaming agent.

12 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT COFFEE
  

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Once in Europe, coffee fell under harsh criticism from the Catholic church. Many felt the Pope should ban this new beverage, calling it the drink of the devil. To their surprise, the Pope, already a coffee drinker blessed coffee declaring it a truly Christian beverage.

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A key component to determining the grade and quality of coffee is a process called cupping, where each batch of coffee is tasted, and scrupulously judged for acidity, aroma, body, and overall flavor. And yes, cuppers take coffee breaks.

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On a typical day, approximately 49% of the U.S. population drinks coffee.

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In Brazil alone, over 6 million people are employed in the cultivation and harvesting of over 3 billion coffee plants.

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