Coffee Lovers Unite!

2012 September 28 |  Words by Samantha Jones | 

 

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9 Things You Might Not Know…Coffee Grinder

  1. Coffee is the second most consumed beverage after water.
  2. It is the second most traded commodity on the planet after petroleum.
  3. The largest coffee-producing nation in the world is Brazil, who are responsible for 30-40% of total world output.
  4. More than fifty countries grow coffee worldwide, all of which lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn – or the “Bean Belt” as it is known.
  5. Of the various botanical coffee tree species in the world, only two are extensively cultivated commercially – Arabica and Robusta.
  6. It takes five years for a coffee tree to reach maturity.
  7. Over 500 billion cups of coffee are drunk every year, half of which are at breakfast.
  8. Australians consume 60% more coffee than tea, a six-fold increase since 1940.
  9. Light coloured coffee beans have a higher level of caffeine than their darker counterparts.

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