Things worth knowing.....
- Approximately 20 million people work in the coffee industry worldwide.
- Coffee is the second most actively traded commodity, right after oil.
- Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer.
- The estimated value of the export of green coffee is 10 billion dollar.
- Coffee has many different varieties, more than 60!
- Only two coffee varieties have an economic significance: Arabica and Robusta.
- Black coffee (without sugar or milk) does not contain calories (less than 1 Kcal.)
- Caffeinated coffee shows a beneficial effect on alertness and improves performance in a
variety of tasks in both day and night sessions.
- The popularity of dark roasted coffee is high in Southern Europe.
- A good coffee tree can produce up to 1 kg of raw coffee per year.
- In contrast to what most people think, coffee does not grow in plain brown beans,
but in red berries carrying green beans (two beans per berry).
- During roasting the coffee beans dry out and the sugars in the beans start to
- The most important form of trade in coffee are both the stock market and the 'effective'
- The quality of a cup of coffee does not depend on the blend only but also on the ratio
of the amount of water and coffee used for brewing.
- The present coffee producing belt around the globe encompasses approximately 70
- Coffee only grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
- The coffee tree needs an average temperature of between 17° C and 23° C as well as
abundant precipitation and good soil conditions.
- The original home of coffee was the Abyssinian highlands.