King Louis XIV had the first European greenhouse built to
store France’s first coffee tree, known as The Noble Tree.
The first coffee house in the world opened in Arabia in the
16th century and the first coffee house in Europe opened in
Venice in 1645. The first coffee house in America opened in
Boston in 1676.
The first coffee advertisement was distributed in 1651
The Dutch began growing coffee on the island of Java, now
part of Indonesia, in 1696.
The Boston Tea Party convinced Americans to switch to coffee
from tea as an expression of freedom.
Did You Know?
The two main coffee bean species grown commercially are:
Arabica and Robusta.
A coffee plant can live for between 60 and 70 years. It can take
up to four years for a coffee tree to reach maturity and start to
Take your coffee black with no sugar? Then your coffee is
practically calorie- free with just 2-5 kcal per cup.
Coffee is one of the world’s most consumed drinks, after water.
In fact over 1400 million cups of coffee are drunk around the
world each day and the majority of coffee is enjoyed at breakfast.
Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world. It’s
beaten only by oil.
The English word ‘coffee’ originates from the Arabic word ‘kaweh’
meaning strength or vigor.
FACTS ABOUT COFFEE FROM
AROUND THE WORLD
Coffee is grown between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
“Kahveci” is the name given to an expert in preparing Turkish coffee
The largest coffee beans are found in Nicaragua.
Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer.
In Kenya, the best quality coffee beans are graded AA.
Hawaii is the only US State that grows coffee.
Brazil issued a coffee scented postage stamp in 2001.
Franciscan friars brought the first coffee seeds to the Philippines in 1749.