Coffee Beans

Posted on February 8, 2013 · Posted in Coffee Break

Coffee lovers will have the option of using different types of coffee beans to make the taste of coffee extremely rich and varied. Coffee is the second most popular beverage in terms of consumption among people all over the world and it is a well known fact that beans are the most essential ingredient of coffee. Here are some of the interesting, funny and truthful facts about coffee beans.

Coffee Beans Facts No.1:- Who discovered them?

Goats discovered beans. It may sound strange but Kaldi, a goat herder in the 9th century, saw his goats behaving in strange manner after having eaten some cherries from coffee tree and Kaldi also felt the same enthusiasm and excitement when he consumed these beans.

Coffee Beans Facts No.2:- Different types of beans

Though people are mostly aware about Arabica and Robusta plants more than 25 to 30 species of coffee have been identified so far. These different varieties and species make the taste of coffee rich and varied.

Coffee Beans Facts No.3:- Japanese, Africans and coffee cherries

In order to improve wrinkles and skin tone, Japanese people bathe in coffee grounds mixed with fermented pineapple pulp and in Africa, beans are chewed like a candy after having soaked in water and spices.

Coffee Beans Facts No.4:- How many people drink coffee?

It has been estimated that more than 2 billion people all over the world consume coffee in a daily manner. This aspect shows the huge popularity of coffee and it stands second only to water.

Coffee Beans Facts No.5:- Coffee bean and oil

As the most traded commodity in the world, coffee stands second to oil only. Oil shortage has become a big problem in these days and some people are of the opinion that there is a possibility of coffee overtaking oil as the most popular traded commodity.

Coffee Beans Facts No.6:- Is espresso a bean?

Some people still consider espresso as a bean and this conclusion is absolutely wrong. Espresso can be described as a brewing method and more and more people have started realizing this truth.

Coffee Beans Facts No.7:- The relationship between light and dark coffee and caffeine

Most people think that dark roast coffee contains more caffeine. It is a wrong perception and on the other hand, light coffee contains more caffeine. It is mainly because of the fact that when coffee is roasted for a longer duration more caffeine will be cooked out of the beans.

Coffee Beans Facts No.8:- How much beans do coffee trees produce?

On an average level, a coffee tree produces 1.5 to 2 pounds of coffee per year. It will be equivalent to 3 to 4 thousand hand-picked coffee cherries or 6 to 8 thousand coffee beans.

Coffee Beans Facts No.9:- When can people collect beans from coffee trees?

Three to four years are needed for the coffee tree to bear fruits and beans can be collected from a tree for 20 to 30 years in a consistent manner.

Coffee Beans Facts No.10:- Costa Rica and coffee day

Various countries celebrate coffee day on different days. In Costa Rica, coffee day is being celebrated on September 12th and it has been declared as a holiday as well.

Coffee Beans Facts No.11:- Storing beans is easy

Since beans contain caffeine people will never have to worry about the insects or similar creatures and that is what makes the storage of beans a hassle free process.

Coffee Beans Facts:- Conclusion

The popularity of coffee has never come all through these years and this unique drink has won billions of hearts with its varied, delicious and rich taste. The quality of a coffee drink is mainly based on the quality of the beans and it can be said without the least hesitation that coffee beans are the backbone of all coffee drinks.

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