Coffee Facts – What you probably didn’t know about coffee

Coffee Facts – What you probably didn’t know about coffee

What would be the world without useless knowledge. So here some coffee facts for the first coffee!

  • Coffee is cultivated in over 70 countries on over 10 million hectares of land.
  • Brazil produces and consumes the most coffee.
  • 75% of organic coffee come from Latin America, led by Peru


  • 70% of the coffee is grown by small farmers (1-2 hectares), 30% on large plantations.
  • 25 million small farmers live on coffee cultivation.
  • Coffee is the second most valuable good after petroleum.
  • $ 70 billion sales worldwide every year.
  • 90% of the all coffee plants worldwide is derived from 1 plant only.


More Coffee Facts

  • 61 % of the world coffee harvested fall on Arabica (Coffea arabica) and about 39 % on Robusta (Coffea canephora).
  • The varieties Coffea liberica and Coffea excelsea are of little importance.
  • Of Arabica coffee beans there are almost 50 varieties.
  • Coffee is grown between 0 – 2,200 m.
  • Between 2 and 6 months, the coffee cherries are ripe.
  • 90 % is harvested by hand.
  • 140 million bags of 60 kg coffee are harvested annually on average – 30 % more than 10 years ago.


  • 1 coffee tree can grow over 10 meters high and produces between 500 g – 1 kg of roasted coffee per year.
  • 90-95 % of the coffee cherries contain 2 coffee beans
  • Every 10th cup of coffee drunk in Germany comes from certified sustainable cultivation.
  • In 2003, coffee became the world’s most popular beverage with over 500 billion cups a year.
  • 2.5 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day.
  • Per second are the 28,935 cups of coffee!
  • 65 % of the coffee is served for breakfast.

Even more coffee facts

  • The US drink 1.4 cups per head & day
  • The Finns consume the most coffee per capita, with 4.1 cups per day.
  • In Germany there are 2.6 cups, in Italy 1.9 cups
  • The Germans averaged 162 l of coffee in 2015
  • 75% of women, 65% of men drink coffee.
  • 35% of coffee drinkers prefer it black.

… and even more coffee facts

  • Around 850 aromas have been identified so far in roasted coffee.
  • 100 g of roasted coffee has 287 kcal.
  • 28% Espresso, 41% Caffe Latte, 31% normal Coffee
  • Espresso contains 100 mg of caffeine.
  • You need 40 coffee beans for 1 espresso.
  • 140 l of water are required for 125 ml of coffee.
  • Worldwide, only water is drunk more frequently than coffee.
  • Kopi Luwak and Black Ivory are the most expensive coffees.
  • In 2000, there was the 1st Barista World Championship.
  • Since 2014 the coffee prices on the commodity market are rising due to the spread of coffee rust and large droughts.
  • Since 2014 there have also been coffee for astronauts in the international space station.

That’s all the coffee facts for today. I hope you enjoyed the coffee facts! If you have more to share, please comment.


 sources: earlybird coffee,, Brent Jackson, kaffawildkaffee, caffe salute, notey, allwomenstalk, graphicriver, tag des kaffees,,

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