The next time you are at your favored coffee shop and someone catches your eye, here are ten interesting coffee details which you can use to break the ice:
1) Coffee is supposed to be aphrodisiac. Because it holds a high amount of caffeine and other various alkaloids, studies have shown that coffee can boost stamina and the overall length of romantic sessions.
2) While coffee has been a important piece of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not become part of the western world. Ahead of the 15th century, priests assumed coffee was the drink of the devil. Lastly Pope Clement the 8th finished this series of philosophy by taking a sip and gave it his blessing.
3) Japan’s has an official Coffee Day, it’s the 1st of October.
4) A single acre of coffee trees can yield close to ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. Once they are milled or hulled, there are still almost two thousand pounds of coffee beans.
5) Forty-nine of the fifty states grow absolutely no coffee. The only state that grows coffee is Hawaii. Additionally, the only United States territory that grows coffee is Puerto Rico.
6) Germany is the second largest coffee consumer in the world. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweetener to their coffee, while only twenty-seven percent of Americans (the number one consumer of coffee) use any kind of sweetener in their coffee.
7) The English word coffee is derived from the Latin word Coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees.
8) Every single one of the fifty-three countries that grows coffee is located along the equator, between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
9) On average, people who purchase their coffee from drive-through windows before work will spend around forty-five hours every year waiting in line for their coffee.
10) Petrol is the only product that is exchanged or traded more frequently as coffee. The amount of coffee produced around the globe per year is over 8 million metric tonnes.
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