All you Need to know About the Coffee Bean and the Coffee

Hot coffee cup and coffee beans on a wooden table

Coffee is made from coffee beans and is one of the world’s most widely consumed drinks. The latter it is not just a beverage for almost any occasion. The Coffee is a religion too.

The Coffee bean is so important in our daily lives for a few reasons. Apart from the known benefits of coffee, the coffee consumption through the years has to lead to the formation of a special social culture. The “coffee culture” was born after the coffee has become very popular and started being used a social lubricant.

We love our morning Coffee cups same as many people do. This is why we found all the interesting things and facts around the coffee bean. Join our Coffee Club and find out all interesting info about the precious drink: from the popular coffee brands to the calories in coffee. Did we mention the Cappucino?


Here is Everything You Need to Know about the Coffee Bean


1. Coffee takes the Third place

Coffee is the third most popular drink in the world, just after the water and tea. As per Wikipedia, the three most popular drinks in the world are water, tea, and beer. Since the beer is an alcoholic beverage, the tea and coffee are the two most consumed non-alcoholic drinks in the world.


2. Best Coffee in the World

There are many popular coffee brands, coffee types and ways of preparing the coffee drink. Hence, if you try to find which one is the best coffee in the world you might spend hours for a research without a particular success. Contrary to popular theories, the best coffee depends on your personal taste and many other factors.

A cup of hot coffee, bag with coffee beans and shoulder on wooden table
The best coffee depends on your preferences and a number of other factors.


3. How Popular is the Coffee Bean

Coffee is one of the oldest commodities in the world. The specialists know how volatile the coffee trade is. As per a popular testimony, Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity after petroleum. The importance of the coffee beans is obvious, but it seems that such interpretation confused many people. It seems that the facts are slightly different and the coffee is not that popular.


4. What Are the biggest Coffee Exporters

Coffee grows in at least 70 countries around the world, and the first five of them are Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia. Brazil has been the highest global producer of coffee beans for
over 150 years. Central and South America produce approximately two-thirds of the world’s coffee supplies.

Among the Most popular Coffee brands in the world are popular names such as


5.Benefits of Coffee

Studies show that a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than a serving of blueberries, raspberries, grape juice or oranges.

Blueberries in bowl served on a table
A typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than a serving of blueberries, raspberries, oranges or grape juice.


6. Is the Coffee dangerous

Despite its known plusses, the coffee can be also deadly. Actually, the caffeine in coffee can kill you. The lethal dose of caffeine is roughly 100 cups of coffee.


7. What are the two most popular coffee species

There are about 50 known species of coffee beans but only 2 of them are important. The two main commercially grown and sold species of coffee beans are of Coffea Arabica and
Coffea Robusta varieties. These two species dominate the beverage coffee industry.
About 60 % of the beans that are sold in the world today are Arabica, while the major part of the remaining bulk is Robusta. The world’s largest Robusta producer is Vietnam.


8. Decaf Coffee Bean doesn’t mean Caffeine Free

Many don’t know that there is actually caffeine in the decaffeinated coffee. For a coffee pack to be designated with “Decaffeinated” label, about 97 percent of the original caffeine must be removed from the beans. If you drink five to 10 cups of decaffeinated coffee, you could get as much caffeine as from one or two cups of caffeinated coffee.


9.The three types of roasted coffee beans

There are three main types of coffee roasts: Light, Dark, and Medium. The longer coffee is roasted, the more caffeine is cooked from the bean. This means the light roast coffee has more caffeine than the dark roast coffee.

Light and dark roasts of coffee
The light roast coffee has more caffeine than the dark roast coffee.


10.Instant Coffee vs. Ground Coffee consumption

This fact about the instant coffee (aka as “soluble coffee”) can surprise you. About half of the people around the Globe prefer the instant coffee over the ground coffee. Another not well-known fact is that around half of the world’s green coffee yield is used to produce soluble coffee.


11.The Suspicious Story about the Instant Coffee

Some sources claim the earliest documented version of instant coffee was developed in Britain in 1771, but there are no official documents available to prove this statement. As per Wikipedia, the first instant coffee patent was issued in France by Alphonse Allais, back in 1881. The first time when instant coffee has been mass produced was in America in 1910.

Instant coffee powder and a spoon
The story with the very popular nowadays instant coffee is not quite clear yet.

12. Who Invented the Soluble Coffee

Nine years after the registered patent of Alphonse Allais for instant coffee, in 1890 the New Zealander and merchant David Strang patented his version of the Soluble Dry Coffee-powder and his technology for producing soluble coffee. The patented by Strang technology is known as Dry Hot-Air process.


13.The Most Expensive Coffee Bean in the World

The most expensive coffee in the world is not the Kopi Luwak or civet coffee. The Kopi luwak coffee includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet.

Most expensive coffee around the globe is the Black Ivory Coffee. The precious beans come from Thailand and are from the Arabica coffee variety. The coffee beans are digested by elephants and later on collected from their waste.

Known expensive coffee beans include Finca El Injerto Coffee, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, and Hacienda La Esmeralda. Amongst the popular and costly coffee brands are also Saint Helena Coffee, Fazenda Santa Ines, and many others. There are often speculations about the cost of each of these highly-priced coffees which depends mainly on the sources of supplies and the stores.


14. How long does it take for coffee to wake you up

It only takes about 10 minutes for the caffeine in coffee to have an effect. After 45 minutes,
caffeine reaches maximum concentration, making you most alert.


15.Espresso vs. Regular coffee

This might surprise you, but the Espresso has only about 1/3 of the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee.

Espresso preparation
A cup of Espresso has only about a third of the caffeine contained in a regular cup of coffee.


16.The First coffee house in the World

An interesting fact about the world’s third most popular beverage is that the first coffee house opened in 1475 in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).



Final words about the Coffee Bean

The coffee is the world’s third most popular beverage and one of the liquids we consume in huge amounts on a daily basis. All around the world millions of people will start their day tomorrow with a cup of hot coffee. And the same will be the day after.

As David Lynch once said Even bad coffee is better… than no Coffee at all.

Next time when you are preparing your morning’s cup of hot coffee, think about the small coffee beans and how important for us they are. Same as for many other small things around.


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