Fun Facts: Coffee

  1. Coffee legends say a 9th-century goat herder in Ethiopia 'discovered" coffee by accident; this happened when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats!
  2. Most New Yorkers drink 7 times the amount of coffee as other Americans.
  3. Roughly 100 cups is considered the lethal dose of coffee.
  4. The only US state that commercially grows coffee is Hawaii.
  5. Coffee beans are technically a berry pit, classifying them as a fruit. We are very happy about this!
  6. Barista is a well-respected profession in Italy & the average Barista age there is 48.
  7. The most expensive Starbucks drink is $23.50 & it contains 16 shots of espresso: that's 1,400mg of caffeine!
  8. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. Oil is the first.