I believe that it is interesting to know some hard to believe facts about coffee:
1) Coffee came to the western word from the Arab culture some 500 years ago. Pope Clement VIII ended thinking that it came from devil by taking a sip of coffee. And then giving it his blessing.
2) A coffee tree can yield between 4,000 and 6,000 of coffee cherries. Once they are roasted there are between a pound or pound and half coffee beans.
3) Some countries even have official coffee celebrations. Like Japan’s official Coffee Day which is October 1st.
4) The five largest coffee consumer countries in the world (according to Theatlantic magazine) are Germany (being nr.5), Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Netherlands at the top. The Dutch consume almost the double coffee cups of Germans.
5) There could be two derivatives of the English word coffee: First that it is derived from the Latin word Coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees. The second, that it comes from the name of the part of Ethiopia where it is grown.
6) Every single one of the fifty-three countries that grows coffee is located along the equator. Ethiopia which is biggest African producer, is only seventh biggest in the world. Asian and South American countries are the first six.
7) The amount of coffee produced around the world is close to six million metric tonnes. Only petroleum is traded more heavily than coffee.