Facts Relating to Coffee

By | Jan 26, 2010

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the United States with an average American adult estimated to consumes 26.7 gallons of coffee per year. Even with this it is only 20% of the world’s consumption.

After petroleum, coffee is the second largest commodity in the world. With the exception of Hawaii, no coffee is grown in the United States.

Tea was popular in the 18th century. Think English Tea as well as the American Boston Tea party. But since then more people have move to drinking coffee with 90 percent of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.

They are often called Coffee beans, but they aren’t beans. They are really berries which makes coffee a fruit. They are often called cherries and are green when picked.

Raw coffee beans soaked in water and spices are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.

Coffee should not be reheated since it loses its peak flavor about 20 minutes once it’s brewed.


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