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The Coffee Facts

THE COFFEE FACTS

THE BEAN BELT
ALL OF THE WORLD’S COFFEE GROWS HERE
FOUND BETWEEN THE TROPICS OF CANCER AND CAPRICORN

TOP 5 COFFEE PRODUCERS
1. BRAZIL
2. VIETNAM
3. COLOMBIA
4. INDONESIA
5. ETHIOPIA

TOP 5 COFFEE CONSUMERS
1. UNITED STATES
2. GERMANY
3. ITALY
4. JAPAN
5. FRANCE


2ND MOST TRADED COMMODITY IN THE WORLD
SECOND TO OIL


COMMONLY USED BEANS
------------------------------
*ARABICA vs **ROBUSTA

*MILDLY AROMATIC
*NATURALLY LESSER CAFFEINE
*GROWN AT ALTITUDES ABOVE 800M
*70% OF ALL COFFEE BEANS GROWN

**BETTER TASTING
**HAS TWICE THE CAFFEINE
**GROWN AT LOWER ALTITUDES
**USED FOR EVERYDAY INSTANT COFFEES

65% OF COFFEE CONSUMPTION
TAKES PLACE DURING
BREAKFAST HOURS


COFFEE BEANS CONTAIN
CAFFEINE
A WHITE CRYSTALLINE XANTHINE ALKALOID
THAT ACTS AS A STIMULANT DRUG
WHICH HELPS
(WHEN TAKEN IN MODERATION)

INCREASED ATTENTION & MEMORY PERFORMANCE
INCREASED DOPAMINE LEVEL MAKING YOU FEEL HAPPIER
DECREASES RISK OF HEART DISEASES
INCREASES PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE & MUSCULAR RECOVERY

CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION ABOVE 850MG, ABOUT 8 TO 9 CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY CAN CAUSE LONGER TERM EFFECTS LIKE CHRONIC INSOMNIA, PERSISTENT ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STOMACH ULCERS


POPULAR BREWING METHODS
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ESPRESSO - COFFEE + HOT WATER
BREVE - ESPRESSO + HALF & HALF
MOCHA - ESPRESSO + STEAM MILK + CHOCOLATE
AMERICANO - ESPRESSO + HOT WATER
LATTE - ESPRESSO + MILK
CAPPUCCINO - ESPRESSO + HOT MILK + MILK FOAM

35% OF COFFEE DRINKERS PREFER THEIR COFFEE BLACK

2ND MOST POPULAR DRINK IN THE WORLD AFTER WATER


MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE IN THE WORLD
"KOPI LUWAK"

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDONESIA
MADE FROM COFFEE BEANS EATEN, PARTLY DIGESTED AND THEN EXCRETED BY THE COMMON PALM CIVET, A WEASEL-LIKE ANIMAL

EATEN & PARTLY DIGESTED ---> EXCRETED

IT SELLS FOR MORE THAN $600 A POUND
AVERAGING $50 A CUP OF COFFEE

SEPTEMBER 29TH IS NATIONAL COFFEE DAY IN THE UNITED STATES

INFOGRAPHICS BY MEDNESS

The Coffee Facts

shared by medness on Nov 24, 2011 in Food

The Coffee Facts

shared by medness on Nov 24, 2011 in Food

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We all love coffee don't we? While it has accompanied and helped you keep awake during the late nights to complete projects, wouldn't it be great if we took a moment to really appreciate and learn ...
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