5 facts about coffee

When we start to talk about coffee, most of the time we can’t manage to stop. What can we say? At Giesen we don’t just love to build our coffee roasters, we love everything about the coffee process. Which is why we share these five facts about coffee.

1. The history of coffee

There are lots of different stories about the beginning of the coffee bean. Legend has it that in the 9th century there was a goat herder named Kaldi who discovered the benefits of coffee, because of his goats. They got a lot of energy after eating the beans.

Another story is about the monks. They were disappointed in the taste of the coffee cherry, so they threw them in the fire. After a while, the smell convinced them to give the beans another shot. 

Decide for yourself which version you believe!

2. Coffee consumers compared

Around the world, lots of people love the black beverage. But did you know that Finland consumes the most coffee? They drink 12 kg per person, per year. This is a lot in comparison to, for example, Canada where it’s only 6.2 kg. In the Netherlands, the origin of Giesen, we fulfill the fifth place in the ranking. Dutch people drink 8.4 kg coffee per person. 

3. Synonyms for the black bean

There are a lot of different synonyms for coffee. Some people call it ‘black gold’, where others prefer brew, java, mud or perk. What is your synonym for coffee? Let us know in the comments down below.

4. Popular coffees around the world

Did you know that espresso and cappuccino are the most popular coffee varieties? After these two, the opinions are divided. Some people say it’s an americano and others think it’s the Café au lait. Which one is your favorite?

5. The Most expensive coffee

Someone offers you a ‘Kopi luwak’? You better accept it! In fact, this coffee is one of the most expensive ones there exists. Why should you pay a high amount of money for this coffee? It’s because of the unusual production process. The coffee beans are digested and then pooped out by the civet. The price of this black gold can amount to $100.

Sources: Coffeforus, Tasteatlas, lovemycoffeecup

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