I Love Coffee Infographic
"Black as the Devil,
Hot as Hell,
Pure as an Angel,
Sweet as Love."
-Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French diplomat, on the perfect cup of coffee
"Coffee: induces wit. Good only if it comes through Havre. After a big dinner party it is taken standing up. Take it without sugar-very swank; gives the impression you have lived in the East." -Gustave Flaubert
Barista is Italian for Bartender
Coffee is the 2nd largest traded commodity in the world (after oil).
Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world, exporting 44 million bags each year.
The stages of coffee:
unripe cherry, ripe cherry
raw bean, roasted bean
Worldwide, 1.5 billion cups of coffee are consumed per day.
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." -T.S. Eliot, from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The New York Stock Exchange began in a coffee shop.
Caffee sospeso: a cup of coffee bought for a subsequent customer, as an anonymous gift.
The longer coffee is brewed, the higher the caffeine content.
During WWII, American GI Joes were heavy coffee drinkers, hence the term Cup of Joe.