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Coffee Facts: Fun Things to Know About Coffee

[ADSENSE_0000000094] Did you know that our knowledge of coffee is about 1000 years old, and that we have been using coffee as a beverage for over 700 years? If you enjoy fascinating facts, coffee is great source: caffeine, coffee agriculture and consumption, chemical components, history of coffee, coffee stain removing and so on. Here are a few coffee statistics and facts for now.

More than 75% of all adult Americans drink coffee:

In the United States alone, 54% of the adult population drinks coffee cups on a daily basis, and another 25% of all Americans drink it once in a while. This means that coffee is part of life for more than three quarters of American adults. This isn't such a big surprise when you know that coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water.

Men drink more coffee than women:

A National Coffee Association survey made in 2000 reports that the average consumption of coffee in the USA is 4.4 Kg per year per person, including those who dont drink coffee, which corresponds to approximately 1.9 cups of coffee per day for men and 1.4 cups per day for women. However, when non-coffee drinkers are left out, the average consumption is raised to 3.1 cups per person per day.

Top ten coffee producing countries:

According to National Geographic, the first position in coffee producing is awarded to Brazil who delivers 35% of the planet's coffee. Another 12% of world supply for coffee comes from Columbia. Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, Ethiopia, India, Guatemala, Côte-d'Ivoire and Uganda share the rest of the top ten. Each country specializes in a particular type of bean.

Many interesting and strange coffee facts are left for you to discover. We recommend two books on the topic. Coffee Basics by Kevin Knox and Perfect Cup by Timothy James Castle are both great sources of coffee knowledge.

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