Fun facts from the world of coffee
Almost nothing is as delicious as a cup of well-brewed coffee. A tiny sip and it’s easier to face the challenges of the world.
- Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. We drink 400 billion cups a year all around the globe.
- Growing the coffee beans needed for a single cup of coffee requires around 140 liters of water!
- In historic Turkey, a woman could legally divorce her husband if he didn’t provide her with coffee.
- The color of cappuccino resembles the milky hazelnut color of the hooded robe of capuchin monks – that’s where the name of cappuccino (and, by the way, of capuchin monkeys) comes from.
- Not all coffee is grown the same way. Choose Fair Trade certified coffee. Fair trade means that the coffee producers were fairly compensated for their work, improving their work environment and life quality.
- Caffeine enables the brain to recognize words related to positive emotions but has no such effect on negative ones. This way coffee actually makes us happier.
- A normal worker spends 24 minutes a day making or serving hot drinks. Throughout an average lifetime, that’s 190 days of missed work!
- A “quick” coffee break – that’s all it should take! Coffee tastes best right after grinding. This unique flavor is produced by 900 different aromas that will no longer react with water 15 minutes later.
- The scent of coffee alone can reduce the effects of sleep deprivation in the brain.
- Vincent van Gogh was known for his coffee obsession. He claimed that “a cup of black” did wonders to his creativity. He famously said “I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime.”
- After oil, coffee is the second most popular commodity in the world.