Some Interesting Coffee Facts

1.) It takes five years for a new coffee tree to reach maturity. The average yield from one tree is the equivalent of one roasted pound of coffee.

2.) While roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks, ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in minutes.

3.) It takes about 2,000 coffee cherries to produce one pound of coffee beans. Assuming each cherry contains 2 seeds, or “beans”, it takes 4,000 beans to make up a pound of coffee.

4.) The only coffee grown in the United States is grown in Hawaii. It has been unsuccessfully attempted in Florida.

5.) The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day. This is no joke.

6.) When made properly, a 6 ounce cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine, slightly more than a single shot of espresso.

7.) Studies show that the human body will absorb up to 300 milligrams of caffeine at a given time. Additional amounts pass through the digestive system and provide no additional stimulation. The human body dissipates about 20% of the caffeine in the system each hour.

8.) Johan Sebastian Bach wrote the coffee cantata in 1732. The Coffee Cantata is lighthearted, as close as Bach comes to comic opera, in which he pokes fun at both coffee drinkers and their old-fashioned critics.

Happy Brewing!

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