Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution were born in coffee houses.
Each year some 7 million tons of green beans are produced worldwide. Most of which is hand-picked.
Up until the 1870's most coffee was roasted at home in a frying pan over a charcoal fire.
Not grown in the US
With the exception of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, no coffee is grown in the US or its territories.
The percolator was invented in 1827 by a French man. It would boil the coffee producing a bitter tasting brew. Today most people use the drip or filtered method to brew coffee.
An acre of coffee
An acre of coffee can produce up to 10,000 of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2,000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.
53 equatorial countries
Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
Second largest consumer
Germany is the world's second largest consumer of coffee in terms of volume at 16 pounds per person.
First western coffee tree
The first coffee tree in the Western Hemisphere was brought from France to the Island of Martinique in the 1720's.
Japanese coffee day
October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.
The popular trends towards flavoured coffees originated in the US during the 1970's.
Transported by ships
Most coffee is transported by ships. Currently there are approximately 2,200 ships involved in transporting coffee beans each year.
twenty to thirty year cropping
Arabica and Robusta trees can produce crops for 20 - 30 years under proper conditions and care.
Brazilian coffee trees
The world's largest coffee producer is Brazil with over 3,970 million coffee trees.
27% of US coffee drinkers and 43% of German drinkers add a sweetener to their coffee