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January 31, 2019

Did you Know: 10 Surprising Quick Coffee Facts

While coffee’s biggest asset might be its ability to drive productivity in the workplace, our post today is some perfect light reading to enjoy with your morning cup. So, sit back, relax and take in today’s coffee break with the most reliable office coffee service—Absopure!

Coffee has been a worldwide commodity since the late 19th century

This means that Starbucks didn’t invent coffee. Another fun fact surrounding your morning cup of joe is that it didn’t really pick up popularity until the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts

According to the Mayo Clinic, your average pot of coffee can contain 95 to 200 milligrams per cup depending on your roast.

Finland consumes the most coffee in world

It is winter year round in Scandinavia, right? No, but it is an interesting fact considering what cities like New York consume on a daily basis.

Coffee comes from a berry

There are more than 120 species of Coffea, the seed inside these coffea berries (or cherries) is what we often refer to as a coffee bean.

Legend has it that goats are responsible for human discovery of coffee

A goat herder in ancient times reported that his goats appeared to have an influx in energy after consuming a specific type of berry, so much so that they wouldn’t sleep at night after eating them.

Brazilian athletes sold coffee to afford going to the 1932 olympics

While the full story from Sports Illustrated is worth reading, the gist of it is that athletes sold coffee on their way to the games in Los Angeles, affording them free transport and giving them spending money for their expenses when they got there.

2.5 billion cups of coffee are consumed daily worldwide

That astounding consumption leads to some very impactful stats: 120 million people in developing regions are impacted by coffee agriculture.

Decaf coffee helps caffeinate the soda industry

The caffeine that is removed in the process of making your favorite decaf blend is often sold to soda manufacturers to use in their fizzy, eye-popping drinks.

A cup of black coffee carries less than 5 calories with it

So, next time you reach for the cream and sugar, consider cutting the calories and taking it black.

Even the smell of coffee can wake you up

We all know how powerful your brain can be. So much so that simply smelling coffee can trigger activity in the brain that assists in perking you up on your groggiest of days.

At the end of the day, all of these facts have one thing in common: coffee! Make sure your office staff is properly equipped with everything they might need to power productivity with Absopure’s Office Coffee Service.