♦ During the American Civil War, soldiers, having used up
all their coffee supplies, used roasted sweet potato and Indian
corn as a substitute.
♦ There is less caffeine in dark roast than in medium
roast. It is because, the longer the beans are roasted, the
more caffeine burns off.
♦ American consumers spend $10.7 billion a year on coffee when
combining the spend of coffee at home and away from home.
♦ Cowboy coffee? Well, yes, - they put ground coffee in a
clean sock and put a pot of cold water over a camp fire.
♦ Ants don't like coffee, so you can use coffee to keep them
away from your plants or out of the rooms in your house.
♦ The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi
Luwak. Also known as Civet coffee. It is made from
coffee berries that have been eaten and passed through the
digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (a cat sized mammal).
♦ Coffee trade statistics show that over 5 million people in
Brazil are employed by the coffee trade; most of those are involved
with the cultivation and harvesting of more than 3 billion coffee
♦ Coffee industry statistics show that 20% of harvested coffee
beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest
♦ Each year some 6-8 billion kilos of coffee beans are produced
and sold around the world providing over 20,000,000 jobs.
♦ Coffee statistics show that coffee is the most popular
beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each
♦ The berries themselves are edible. They are very sweet,
with a texture somewhat like a grape.
♦ 500g of coffee is equivalent to approx 2,700 cherries.
♦ About 12-20kg of export ready coffee will be produced from
every 100kg of coffee cherries harvested.
♦ The coffee plant has become a major source of oxygen in the
world. Each hectare of coffee products approx 40kgs of oxygen
per day, which is about half the production of the same area in a
♦ The optimum storage conditions for green beans are a cool, dry
place with humidity of less than 45%.