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10 Things You Didn't Know About Coffee

Coffee. One of the most popular drinks and source of caffeine in the world.

But do you know that much about it? Other than the fact that it tastes good and gets you through the day, that is. :) Most of us make or buy coffee every morning as part of our routine without really thinking about it. It's just something we do to start our day.

Keep reading to learn more about your daily beverage!

  1. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil.

  2. The origin of coffee can be traced back to Ethiopia, where it was discovered in the 9th century.

  3. The first coffeehouse opened in Istanbul in the 15th century and coffeehouses quickly became popular social gathering places in many cultures.

  4. Coffee beans are actually the seeds of the coffee cherry fruit.

  5. There are two main types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is generally considered to be of higher quality and has a smoother taste, while Robusta has a stronger, more bitter taste.

  6. Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world, followed by Vietnam and Colombia.

  7. The caffeine in coffee is a natural stimulant that can help to improve mental alertness and physical performance.

  8. Decaffeinated coffee still contains some caffeine, typically around 2-5% of the original amount.

  9. The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi Luwak and is made from coffee beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet cat.

Civet cat

10. Coffee has been linked to numerous health benefits, including a reduced risk of Parknson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver cancer. However, excessive consumption can lead to negative health effects such as insomnia and anxiety.

Want to learn more? Drop a comment with your coffee questions!

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