Ten Facts about Coffee

  1. Coffee originated in Ethiopia.
  2. Coffee is the world's most second most valuable exported commodity after oil.
  3. Both London and the New York Stock Exchange began as coffeehouses.
  4. Coffee became the unofficial drink of America after the Boston Tea Party. After that, drinking coffee was considered a patriotic duty.
  5. Coffee is a temperamental, coniferous tree that grows only on tropical mountainsides, mainly in a band around the equator.
  6. There are several different types of coffee tree, but only Coffee arabica possesses the oils that give coffee its distinct flavor.
  7. The coffee "bean" is actually the seed of the coffee tree. The tree flowers beautiful white blossoms, the fruit of which is known as the coffee cherry. Herein lies the coffee bean.
  8. Coffee is recognized as a form of sustainable growth for disadvantaged countries in Central and South America, Africa, and parts of Southeast Asia.
  9. As a rule, East coast coffee drinkers prefer a light roast while Westerners prefer a darker roast. Midwesterners are happily in the middle.
  10. At Coffee Nation, you can have your coffee any way you prefer!