Coffee – One of the most popular drinks in the world is what almost everyone needs to kick start a busy day.
For some reasons, coffee seems to fix almost everything – including a bad day.
That may explain why it’s so hard to get through the day without having a cup of it or even more.
Now, I know that there are a lot of you who consider yourself as coffee lovers, but how far do you really know your drink of choice?
Here are fun facts about coffee that every coffee lover needs to know.
Food not a Drink
How would you like a coffee energy bar? Sounds cool right? Well, that’s how East African Tribes consumed coffee years before it was consumed as a Drink.
Coffee berries were mixed with animal fat and Surprise!! They then have a pack of energy bar that could get them through the day.
Having it nowadays may not be a bad idea.
There are four main types of Coffee Beans.
Although for some, they’re almost the same, coffee beans has four main types and are different from each other: Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, and Liberica. So what’s the difference between these four types of beans? Let’s start with Arabica. Also known as Arabian Coffee or “Coffee Shrub of Arabia” Arabica is the world’s most consumed coffee – This is what most coffee shops would serve. Although Arabica beans make up to about 60% of the world’s coffee consumption, it’s more expensive than another type of seeds which is Robusta. Unlike Arabica, Robusta is more resistant to pests and diseases. That’s probably the reason why it’s 50% cheaper than Arabica – despite the higher caffeine content. A unique floral and fruity aroma – Liberica is also another type of beans that grows in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Some describe it as having a woody, smoky, nutty taste. Exelsa- recently reclassified as a type of Liberica represents 7% of the world’s coffee consumption. It grows mostly in Southeast Asia and has a dark, fruity and tart taste.
Decaf is not coffee free.
You read that right. Decaf is not coffee free. It’s called decaf because it has gone through the decaffeination or a process of caffeine removal from the coffee beans. However, not 100% of caffeine is removed – So technically, decaf is not 100% coffee free. Only about 97% of caffeine is removed, so you’re left with 3% on your cup.
Brazil produces 40% of the World’s Coffee.
Say “thank you” to Brazil coffee lovers. Considered as the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazil, generated more than 2.5 metric tons of coffee beans in 2016. They have kept the record as the highest coffee bean producer for over 150 years.