Thursday, September 29, 2011

National Coffee Day!

I can't tell you how excited I am to share with you some interesting coffee facts on this, the National Day of Coffee...Please grab a cuppa joe, enjoy the music and learn a little something - I know I did!

  1. Coffee is the second largest traded commodity surpassed only by Oil, the world's world's largest traded commodity.
  2. Espresso has 1/3 of the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. (Which is why I need at least a quad shot standard)
  3. "Expresso" is not a word; it comes from the same root as "express" as in "The Express Train." The term is ESPRESSO.
  4. Turkish bridegrooms were required to make a promise to always provide their wives with coffee. If they failed, it was grounds for divorce!
  5. Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off in the process..
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a cantata about coffee between 1732 and 1734. (Featured in the video below)
  7. 91% of coffee consumed is taken at breakfast. And sometimes is breakfast.
  8. The 3 biggest coffee drinkers in the world are the Americans, the French and the Germans. Consuming some 65% of the total world consumption.
  9. A small study had shown that 2 cups of coffee alleviated the pain of post-gym muscle pain.
  10. Every single one of the fifty-three countries that grows coffee is located along the equator, between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

So tell will you celebrate this "Coffee Day"?
Do you have any interesting coffee facts to share??


MotherhoodTruth said...

Love this!!! We will be celebrating with two of my favorite things...Coffee and Zombies!! Today is going to be epic!!

Lisa said...

Great post for all coffee lovers... for me... I just love the smell... and ok it isn't bad with Baileys either!
Take care,
Have a super afternoon!

Les Botchar said...

hmm, for how much I consume, you'd think I'd know some useless trivia.
I do know that the best coffee I ever had was an expresso in Cuba. And the coffee in Jamaica was a close 2nd. After that, Vermont. Although, in that case I am not sure where the beans actually came from. My current addiction is Jamaica Me Crazy by Wolfgang Puck (Keurig).
Off to enjoy a cup!

Just Jennifer said...

I will have an extra cuppa coffee today, for sure! Interesting factoids.

Mamamash said...

I did not have coffee today, and I guess it's probably too late! I'll make up for it tomorrow. But really, why do we need a day to celebrate something that should be appreciated every morning? ;)

Marisa said...

I had coffee today. An iced, double, tall, soy latte from Starbucks. Love the coffee facts. Just proves that coffee helps make the world go round. :)

Good Day Regular People said...

Did you see the 45 sec clip I tweeted out from Will and Grace called "too much caffeine for Jack."?

It's on Youtube and you would die.