Coffee facts are so interesting! Especially when you learn about smart coffee. Here are some coffee facts are good, old fashioned coffee. Plus, some extra tips about smart coffee, my favorite!
Top 10 Coffee Facts
The next time you are at your favorite coffee shop and someone catches your eye, here are ten interesting coffee facts that you can use to break the ice:
1) Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac. Because it contains a high dose of caffeine and other various alkaloids, studies have shown that coffee can increase stamina and the overall length of intimate sessions.
In fact, the scent was found to be a major turn on for women in a study conducted by Mindlab International Laboratory in Sussex, UK. Coffee’s hefty dose of caffeine boosts heart rate and increases blood flow, while its alkaloids can help to maintain sexual performance while also increasing stamina. Read more
2) Coffee was known as the “Devil’s Cup.” Although coffee has been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not become part of the western world until the 1500s. Before that time, priests believed that coffee was a drink of the devil.
To Catholics it was the ‘bitter invention of Satan’, carrying the whiff of Islam, and it seemed suspiciously like a substitute for wine as used in the Eucharist; in any event, it was outlawed.
Pope Clement VIII finally ended this line of thinking by taking a sip of coffee and then giving it his blessing.
3) Coffee has an official day. Although, we can’t seem to agree which day it is. In the United States, coffee day is celebrated on September 29. Many other countries follow this trend as well. Japan, Sri Lanka, and Germany celebrate the official Coffee Day on October 1st.
According to Wikipedia, This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.
4) One acre of coffee trees yields quite a lot. A single acre of coffee trees can yield close to ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. Once they are milled or hulled, there are still almost two thousand pounds of coffee beans.
5) Forty-nine of the fifty states grow absolutely no coffee. The only state that grows coffee is Hawaii. Additionally, the only United States territory that grows coffee is Puerto Rico.
6) Germany is the second largest coffee consumer in the world. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweetener to their coffee, while only twenty-seven percent of Americans (the number one consumer of coffee) use any kind of sweetener in their coffee.
About 98 percent of German imports of green coffee comes from developing countries, exceeding the EU average by 10 percent. About one-third of the green coffee is directly re-exported, a great deal to the US. Read more
7) The English word coffee is derived from the Latin word Coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees. The word “coffee” entered English language in 1582 via Dutch koffie, borrowed from Turkish kahve, in turn, borrowed from Arabic qahwa, a truncation of qahhwat al-bun ‘wine of the bean’. Read more.
8) The coffee tree is typically grown between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. The coffee tree is a tropical evergreen shrub (genus Coffea) and grows between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The two most commercially important species grown are varieties of Coffea arabica (Arabicas) and Coffea canephora (Robustas).
The average Arabica plant is a large bush with dark-green oval leaves. The fruits, or cherries, are rounded and mature in 7 to 9 months; they usually contain two flat seeds, the coffee beans. When only one bean develops it is called a peaberry.
Robusta is a robust shrub or small tree that grows up to 10 meters high. The fruits are rounded and take up to 11 months to mature; the seeds are oval in shape and smaller than Arabica seeds. Read More
Ideal average temperatures range between 15 to 24ºC for Arabica coffee and 24 to 30ºC for Robusta, which can flourish in hotter, harsher conditions. Coffee needs an annual rainfall of 1500 to 3000 mm, with Arabica needing less than other species. Whereas Robusta coffee can be grown between sea-level and about 800 meters, Arabica does best at higher altitudes and is often grown in hilly areas.
9) Do you have 45 hours to spare? On average, people who purchase their coffee from drive-through windows before work will spend around forty-five hours every year waiting in line for their coffee.
According to QSR Magazine, the average visit to a Starbucks drive-thru takes 4.44 minutes. By contrast, the speediest coffee drive-thru service belongs to Dunkin’ Donuts, which handles orders in an average of 2.90 minutes, QSR says.
10) Worldwide coffee exports by country totaled an estimated US $30.6 billion in 2018. Brazil was the world leader with over $4.4 billion (14.3% of total coffee exports), while the United States was 10th with $861.1 million (2.8% of total coffee exports.) Read more
Needless to say, coffee is a popular commodity around the world. A type of coffee that has become a commodity in my daily dose is called smart coffee. I truly believe that Smart Coffee is Making the World a Better Place.
How is smart coffee better than regular coffee? Two reasons:
Nootropics is an umbrella term for functional beverages that help improve cognitive brain function. The nootropics in smart coffee help reduce brain fog, increase memory and focus, as well as curbs cravings. Yes, there is a delicious coffee that can help you curb cravings! The nootropics in smart coffee will also target 3 out of 4 of your happiness hormones. So, you could be in a better mood, which leads to Xanthomax!
Xanthomax is a supplement that you take along with smart coffee. Xanthomax contains xanthohumol, a powerful antioxidant, found in the hops flower. It helps your body release its own Oxytocin, the hormone of happiness.
When you use smart coffee and xanthomax together, you are targeting your happiness hormones. This means you have a better opportunity to be in a more consistent good mood. That is one of the best coffee facts I’ve ever heard. The great thing is that these tools are available anytime. If you like coffee, you’ll love the instant coffee version of smart coffee. Plus, when you take smart coffee with xanthomas, it’s called D.O.S.E. – because it elevates your happiness hormones – dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.