Interesting Coffee Facts in a Single Video

Did you know that every day, we consume over three hundred tonnes of caffeine?

That is enough for every man, woman and child on the planet to have a cup. Insane isn’t it?

Video Notes:

  • USA is the worlds largest importer of coffee
  • USA has to import almost all of its coffee
  • Coffee plants will only grow in climates between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, which is known as the coffee belt
  • Hawaii is the only American state in this belt
  • Finland is biggest consumer of coffee per day; they drink 3 times a day more than average American
  • Coffee berries need to be hand picked to release the beans inside
  • About 40 coffee beans are needed to make one espresso
  • Caffeine is a natural insecticide which the tree produces
  • There are no recorded deaths from overdose of coffee
  • You may develop a physical addiction to caffeine
  • Withdrawal will make you cranky and give you a headache
  • Caffeine gives you better memory (read our article on Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Coffee/caffeine is the most used psycho active drug in the world
  • Coffee has many health benefits
  • In 1600’s people switched from alcohol to coffee and tea
  • Coffee is the fuel of the modern world
About Andy James

Andy is a coffee aficionado and green tea enthusiast! Healthy living plays a huge part in his life and that of his family. Coffee and caffeine used to be a taboo topic, but after much research into its health benefits and how a good old cup of 'Joe' fits into every day life, Andy now advocates coffee as a wonderful addition to anyone life (in moderation, of course). So you will find subjects on this website relating to health, as well as everything else you need or want to know about coffee. You can find Andy on Twitter and Facebook, and also on Google +.

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