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, karrierebibel, espressomaschinen-kaffee.de, Brent Jackson, kaffawildkaffee, caffe salute, notey, allwomenstalk, graphicriver, tag des kaffees, guggenheimer.coffee,
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