International Coffee Day 2023/Why Celebrate International Coffee Day?

Last Updated on April 19, 2023 by dawodi

1 October of every year is observed as International Coffee Day. The first official coffee day was celebrated on 1 October 2015 by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in Milan.

On this day coffee was recognized as a beverage. The coffee lovers and coffee community exchange gifts with each other. Companies offer coupons to their loyal customers on this day.

Coffee is the world’s most famous and highly consumed drink. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. some sources consider that coffee is the first trade commodity.

In the current year the trade level of the coffee totaled 10.7 million 60-kg bags in July 2021, an increase of 1.7% compared with 10.5 million bags in July 2020.

Some Facts about Coffee:

1. The date of discovery of Coffee.

it was told that 9th-century goat herders observed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who felt unusual effects after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local priest then made a drink with the product and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the cup of coffee was born in 800 A.D.

2. Coffee beans are actually seeds.

Coffee plants have a resemblance to shrubs and cherry-like berries. It is actually seeded but we call them beans.

3. The main Types of Coffee: Arabica and Robusta.

Growers largely plant the Arabica species. Although this kind of coffee bean is less popular while the Robusta tastes slightly more bitter and contains more caffeine than earlier.

4. The Large Grower of coffee in the world.

Today, Brazil produces about a third of the world’s supply, according to the International Coffee Organization. Vietnam is the second largest producer.

5. The word “Espresso” means “pressed out”.

Espresso is a famous coffee flavor that means pressed out in Italian.

Espresso is made — by forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds. It contains more caffeine. To extract the caffeine use Espresso machine.

6. Finland is the biggest coffee lovers/consumers.

According to International Coffee Organization, Finland has the biggest and largest coffee consumers. 27.5 pounds consumed by each adult in Finland

7. American Adults use large levels of Coffee

64% of American adults currently consume coffee and about 400 million cups of coffee every day

8. American Females consumed Coffee 66 % of Coffee

66% of American women drink coffee every day as compared to 62% of men.

Nutrition Facts:

In terms of health, coffee is to be considered good for health. it reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. It also has a powerful punch of antioxidants

Per serving:(According to www.webmd.com)

  1. 403 calories
  2. 19 g protein
  3. 63 g carbohydrate
  4.  8.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
  5. 1 mg cholesterol
  6. 15.5 g fiber
  7. 1,824 mg sodium
  8.  Calories from fat: 19%

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