Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
Beethoven who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.
Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
Balzac is said to have drank more than fifty cups of coffee a day. Maybe that is why Baudelaire referred to him as the author of “energy and will.”
Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.
The average cup of coffee contains more than 1000 different chemical components, none of which is tasted in isolation but only as part of the overall flavor.
Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.