There are two main types of coffee bean
The two main types of coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. Growers predominantly plant the Arabica species. The Robusta is not as popular as it tastes slightly more bitter and contains more caffeine.
Brazil grows the most Coffee in the world
According to the International Coffee Organization, Brazil provides about a third of the world’s supply.
Espresso means ‘pressed out’ in Italian
Espresso is made by forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds, and although expresso has more caffeine per volume than Coffee, it would take three shots to equal the amount in a regular cup of joe.
Finland is home to the biggest coffee lovers
The average adult in Finland goes through 27.5 pounds of Coffee each year, according to the International Coffee Organization. In comparison, the average American goes through 11 pounds of Coffee every year.
The word ‘coffee’ comes from the Arabic word for ‘wine’
Qahwah later became kahveh in Turkish, and then koffie in Dutch, which is where we get the English word Coffee.
Starbucks opens an average of two stores per day
You can now order a grande latte at more than 29,000 locations around the globe, nearly years after the first store launch in Seattle in 1971.
The average American spends an average of $1,092 a year on Coffee.
The average American spends around $20 a week on Coffee, which is about $1,092 a year on Coffee. That is also close to the price of the newest iPhone.
There’s a Starbucks at CIA Headquarters
Did you know there is a Starbucks at the Langley CIA Headquarters in Virginia? It may be a regular Starbucks, but they definitely aren’t your typical Starbucks employees. They must undergo extensive background checks, and they cannot leave their post without a CIA escort.
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