Interesting facts about coffee

September 8, 2009 | In: Food facts

More than 50 countries produce coffee in commercial quantities.

5 million people are employed in Brazil’s coffee industry. Brazil produces around 40% of the world’s coffee supply.

A coffee tree has a lifespan of about 50 to 70 years.

Coffee Has Its Own Designated Holidays : In Costa Rica, it’s September 12; the Irish celebrate it on September 19, and October 1 is designated as “Coffee Day” in Japan.

There are two species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta.

Coffee is actually a fruit. It’s a cherry.

400 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide, making it the most popular beverage.

Coffee is the world’s second most popular drink after water.

Germany surprisingly is the world’s second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person a year.

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