Fascinating Facts - Coffee
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
The word "coffee"comes from the Arabic for "wine of the bean"
Coffee beans aren't beans. They are fruit pits.
There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta.
The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day.
Coffee is the world's second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum.
Coffee doesn't taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improves blood flow.
One of the world's most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants.
In Italian espresso means "when something is forced out." This refers to the way espresso is made — forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds.
Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts.