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If you are a coffee lover and want to know few facts about your coffee, this is a post for you!
Most of us start our day with a good cup of coffee, it’s more of a fuel to our functioning, while we write this piece of content for you believe us, we’ve been sipping on a cup of coffee! Did you know your favorite cup of coffee contains roughly 76 coffee beans, which came from 38 coffee cherries that were hand-picked by someone in a far-off foreign country? The ‘coffee bean’ as we know it is the pit of a coffee cherry, the berries from which the process of delivering great coffee begins. They are called beans due to their shape and are technically seeds that will grow if planted in the right conditions. The earliest word for the drink was the Arabic “qahwah”, which referred to a type of wine. Later on, the Ottoman Turks used the term “kahve”, which was followed by the Dutch word “koffie”, from which the English name was derived in 1582. There are basically two types of coffee consumed commonly worldwide Coffee Arabica (higher quality beans referred to as gourmet coffee) Coffee Robusta (more of an astringent flavor and contain a higher amount of caffeine). More than 3 quarters of the beans that are sold in the world are Coffee Arabica, most of the remaining bulk are Coffee Robust aka Coffee Canephora. Ethiopia and Uganda dominate coffee production, together accounting for 62% of sub-Saharan Africa’s coffee output. Ivory Coast is West Africa’s largest producer, and the third largest in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia, which is the origin of Arabica coffee, is renowned for its unique Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Harar Arabica varieties. Around 10 million tonnes of coffee are produced every year. In 2019, A special micro-lot of Panama green coffee (unroasted) was bought for $10,000 per kilo. So, a 20-gram brewed cup would cost well over $300, being the most expensive coffee in the world. Coffee is an integral part of traditions for many Scandinavian countries, which sees nations like Norway and Sweden also rank highly on coffee consumption lists. Coffee remains one of the healthiest beverages in the world, particularly due to the antioxidants present. When consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, coffee can help people live longer, happier lives. We hope you’ve known more about your favorite beverage. We would love to know more on this if you think there are things we should know as a coffee lover! Please comment below with more such fun facts!