It’s widely known that Brazil is one of the biggest coffee hotspots of the world
, but did you know it’s responsible for around a third of all the coffee in the world? Brazil is the number one coffee producer, followed by Vietnam and Colombia.
Where Brazil may grow the most, Finland drink the most coffee! On average they drink 12kg per person, per year which works out to around an impressive 1,680 cups each a year. Now how’s that for a coffee fact?
Despite coffee being known as one of the most popular drinks to have with breakfast (followed by tea), prior to the 18th century, beer was actually enjoyed with the first meal of the day!
In 1932, the Brazilian government didn’t have enough money to send their athletes to the Olympics, so they funded the trip by selling coffee. They loaded up a ship of coffee beans, hoping to sell it to California on their way. We love this heart-warming coffee fact!
Before coffee was discovered to be a delicious beverage, it was actually a food. East African tribes would grind the berries and mix them with animal fat to eat.
Two types of coffee bean are used for drinking; Robusta and Arabica. Arabica has lower acidity and smoother taste, whereas Robusta is more acidic and bitter.
Once caffeine has been removed (for decaf coffee), the caffeine will usually be sold to fizzy drink or pharmaceutical companies.
We’re quite proud of this coffee history fact because it was us who created the first successful instant coffee blend! The story goes all the way back to 1929 when Brazil were looking for a solution to help with the coffee surplus in the country, which after years of careful research, led to the development of the Nescafé brand. Find out more about the history of the NESCAFÉ brand.
Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, and as of 2019, it cost $600 per pound. Native to Indonesia, the coffee is roasted after being eaten, digested and expelled by the Palm Civet. It’s said that they only eat the very best, sweetest and freshest coffee cherries and when ingested, it’s naturally fermented, giving it a distinctive flavour. Would you try a cup of Kopi Luwak?
Yes, you heard right! The largest cup of coffee ever made was 22,739.14 litres. The brew made in Colombia on 15th June 2019, took fifty people more than a month to make. It currently also holds the Guinness World Record.
That’s our list of 16 fascinating coffee facts! Want to find out more interesting information about your brew? Read our guide on the different types of coffee cups and discover the reasoning behind their unique shapes! Or, for more fun coffee facts, take a look at our Coffee Statistics.