Some Coffee Trivia…
…coffee has been around for over 11 centuries and is currently the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Over 400 billion cups are consumed every year!
…in 1822 the French were the first to innovate a crude espresso machine! The Italians then perfected this machine and became the first to manufacture it.
…Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce!
…the largest consumers of coffee in the world, per capita, are Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
…Beethoven, who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans for each cup when he prepared his brew.
…coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.
…Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
…in the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.
…the heavy tea tax imposed on the American colonies in 1773, which caused the ‘Boston Tea Party’, resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. Drinking coffee was an expression of freedom.
…in the last three centuries, 90% of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.