The next time you are at your favorite coffeeshop and someone catches your eye, here are ten interesting coffee facts that you can use to break the ice.
10 Facts You Never Knew About Coffee
- Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac. Because it contains a high dose of caffeine and other various alkaloids, studies have shown that it can increase stamina and the overall length of intimate sessions.
- Although Java has been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not become part of the western world until the 1500s. Before that time, priests believed that it was a drink of the devil. Pope Clement VIII finally ended this line of thinking by taking a sip and then giving it his blessing.
- Japan’s official Coffee Day is October 1st.
- A single acre of coffee trees can yield close to ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. Once they are milled or hulled, there are still almost two thousand pounds of beans.
- Forty-nine of the fifty states grow absolutely no Java. The only state that grows it is Hawaii. Additionally, the only United States territory is Puerto Rico.
- Germany is the second largest Java consumer in the world. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweeteners to their favorite drink. While only twenty-seven percent of Americans (the number one consumer of Java) use any kind of sweetener in their drink.
- The English word coffee is derived from the Latin word coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees.
- Every single one of the fifty-three countries that grow coffee is located along the equator. Between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
- On average, people who purchase their daily Java from drive-through windows before work will spend around forty-five hours every year waiting in line for their coffee.
- Petroleum is the only product that is traded more heavily than Java. The amount of Java produced around the world is close to six million metric tonnes.