Sunday, April 15, 2012

Joe the Coffee Drinker

The United States import in excess $4 Billion worth of coffee per year.

So, that basically means, Americans spend about $164.71 on coffee and will wait in line nearly 45 hours each year. Wow.

32% of Americans say they depend on coffee to make it through the day.

The top three coffee retail sellers are (in order): Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Caribou Coffee.

35% of coffee drinkers prefer black coffee (KELCEY and ME)
65% prefer to add sugar and/or cream (HILLARY)
Nicaragua, Fair Trade, Equal Exchange, from a local store.

400 million cups of coffee are consumed in the United States.

The average cup of coffee is 9oz.

Men drink as much coffee as women, women seem to be more concerned about the price.

The average consumption of coffee in the United States is 3.1 cups.

Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity, taking a backseat only to petroleum.

Coffee beans are the seeds to a fruit that is similar to a cherry and come in pairs of two, except when there is only one, slightly smaller berry called the peaberry.

The peaberry is considered the caviar of coffee.

The first coffeehouse opened in Europe in Venice, 1683, though coffee was available since 1908 (only to those who could afford it).

The historical origins of the coffeehouse indicate that is was a popular meeting place for revolutionaries to conspire together and engage in political debates.

Christian priests believed that Satan has invented coffee as a substitute for wine which Muslims were not allowed to drink.  Since Christians used wine in their services, clearly coffee must then be the drink of the Anti-Christ.

Now, coffee has a universal appeal to people of different income level, ethnicity and religion.

get your joe on,

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