A FEW MORE FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT COFFEE…

Did you know that?…

Red beans have a nicer smell and are less acidic and are used to produce lighter coffees.

The longer that coffee beans have been roasted – the healthier they are.

Fairtrade coffee costs more, but coffee farmers spend at least 25% of this Fairtrade Premium to enhance productivity and quality. Fairtrade is the only global sustainability label that guarantees a minimum price for coffee.

According to International Coffee Association, Europe imports more coffee than the USA.

A love of all things connected with coffee has brought both large and small companies into the world of coffee production and trading.

The Netherlands were said to consume the most coffee per capita with a whopping 8.3 kilograms! They were followed by Finland at 7.8 and Sweden at 7.6.

The earliest term for the drink of coffee was the Arabic word “qahwah”, which actually referred to a type of wine.

Coffee price rise continues in October despite improved weather conditions in Brazil.

Source: International Coffee Association Esquires Coffee

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