The coffee tree gives its first full crop when it is about five years old and produces coffee for 15 to 20 years.
From the mid-1800s until the 1970s, more than 50% of Brazil's foreign trade revenue came from coffee.
There are two main commercial types of coffee, Arabica and Robusta. Robusta coffee grows better in lowlands, while Arabica coffee is better suited to higher places.
A mature coffee tree will produce one to two pounds of coffee in the growing season.
German immigrants in Guatemala are developing the process of cultivating coffee in extreme weather. They burn trash near plantations in harsh weather, and the dense smoke protects trees from frost and produces a smoky aroma in the beans.
Hawaii is the only state in the United States where coffee grows.
Water your garden bushes with coffee grounds to stop snails and slugs from eating the plants!
A mixture of coffee grounds and sugar will restore indoor plants that have turned yellow over the winter.
A 1999 SCAA market survey found that in the United States of America, approximately 108 million coffee consumers spend $ 9.2 billion in the retail industry each year and $ 8.7 billion in the food service industry each year.
The average yield per tree is the equivalent of one pound of roasted coffee. The coffee tree must be at least five years old before its first harvest. Central America and South America produce approximately 2/3 of the world's coffee supply. The main suppliers of coffee in the world are Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam, with Brazil accounting for about 30% of the total.
Coffee trees spread from Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula. They were transplanted to other parts of the world by Dutch traders and other explorers.
Some coffee trees have the potential to grow 30 to 40 feet. However, most are much shorter for ease of harvesting. Coffee beans are actually the seeds of the Coffee Trees.
The soil, climate, altitude, and surrounding plants affect the aroma of the beans that the coffee tree produces.
More than five million people are employed in the coffee trade in Brazil. Most of these people are associated with cultivation and harvesting.
At the end of the 16th century, records show that there were at least 500 coffee shops in Istanbul alone. The first European cafes were opened by Asian immigrants around 1650.
The best soil for growing coffee consists of leaves, organic fertilizers, and volcanic rock!
More than 53 countries grow coffee around the world, but they all stretch along the equator. In the 17th century, the first coffee shop opened in London. These cafes became known as "penny universities" because a person could buy a 1 cent cup of coffee and learn more in the coffee shop than in the classroom! The London Stock Exchange grew out of one of these coffee shops.
In 1686, the first café serving coffee was opened in Paris - Le Prokop ... it still exists today!
In 1909, the first instant coffee was produced by Nestle and is known as Nescafe.
Marine Secretary Josephus Daniels outlawed alcohol on board ships. He ordered coffee to be the drink of the ship's sailors, hence the term "Joe's Cup."
Since sailors are always cold, they wanted to drink hot coffee. The term hot cup Joe was first used, but then it was shortened to Hot Joe and later to Hojo.
In 1475, Turkish law prescribed that a woman could divorce if he was unable to provide her with her daily cup of coffee.
During World War II, American soldiers drank Maxwell House instant coffee as part of their diet.
In December 2001, Brazil produced a scented postage stamp to promote coffee - its scent lasted between 3 and 5 years.