Coffee Facts
Coffee Facts

    Approximately 22 million people work in the coffee industry worldwide.

    Coffee is the second most actively traded commodity

    Hawaii is the only US state in which coffee is grown commercially

    Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer (approx. 28 percent of the total world output).

    Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.

    The coffee plant is a tree that belongs to the gender Coffea. There are more than 60 different varieties of coffee, but for trade purposes the Coffea Arabica (Arabica) and Coffea Canephora (Robusta) are the most important.

    Approximately 4,000 beans are needed to produce one pound of roasted coffee.

    Black coffee (without sugar or milk)does not contain calories (less than 1 Kcal.)

    The coffee cherry looks like a cranberry and is protected by a skin called parchment. Coffee beans are actually the two flat-sided seeds inside the cherry.

    Coffee only grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions.


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