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Interesting Coffee Facts

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Interesting Coffee Facts
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 world wide. Most of which is hand picked.
Major per-capita consumers of coffee are Canada, the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Nordic countries.
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.

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Comments

1.
angelmComment by angelm - May 19, 2008, 2:40 pm
Espresso martini
1 shot: Classic Italian Espresso blend
1 shot: Kaluah
1 shot: Stoli Coffee
1 shot: Stoli Vanilla
Served in a chilled martini glass, shaken or stirred
2.
Vergie6Comment by Vergie6 - June 1, 2008, 8:24 pm
I really love my coffee and have found out that using a perculator beats coffee makers as I was using a coffee maker for years and switched because a friend suggested it and threw my coffee maker away......thanks for all your good stuff on your blog.

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