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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
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*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

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The Coffee Facts

shared by medness on Nov 24, 2011 in Food

The Coffee Facts

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