8 Coffee Facts For Coffee Lovers

Do you like coffee? If you  drink a lot of coffee, you probably wonder about its wonderful world, where it comes from, how it’s made, and more. All that stuff is pretty widely know though. You know coffee is mainly grown in Central and South America as well as Africa, and even Indonesian. It’s then roasted to perfection.

Our coffee, for example, is dark roasted coffee sourced from around the world. We select the best beans we can find, roast it, then blend it to make our signature blends. After that, customers like you order on our website then we deliver coffee Australia-wide.

But what else is there to know about coffee? We have 10 coffee facts for you.

Coffee berries1. Coffee Is Actually A Fruit

The coffee plant is actually a bush that flowers and producers berries and the “beans” we roast and brew into the coffee we drink is actually the pit inside the berry. It’s still OK to call them beans because they’re more similar to a bean than a seed, but you wouldn’t think coffee actually grows as a berry.

And the fun part is you can actually eat coffee berries. You can eat them for a caffeine hit.

2. Finland Drinks The Most Coffee

According to Insider, Finland drinks the most coffee in the world (per capita). We found this a little surprising considering more famous coffee drinking nations like Italy. Norway and Iceland are also big coffee drinking countries.

Maybe it’s because it’s so cold up there and they drink coffee to keep warm. We don’t know, but we’re glad they like their coffee.

3. There Are Health Benefits To Drinking Coffee

Coffee is full of antioxidants and nutrients. We’re not doctors but we’re told these things are good for us. And if we can get these good things in us through coffee, why not?

There’s nothing proven (yet), but not only does coffee give you an energy boost (because caffeine), it also speeds up your metabolism which helps you burn fat. There are also studies happening into how coffee may help combat cancer.

Coffee being roasted4. There Are Two Main Types Of Coffee Beans

Coffee beans have to distinct types: Arabica and Robusta. 

While both are now grown all over the world, Arabica was originally grown on the Arabian Peninsula. Robusta is easier to grow and has more caffeine.

While both beans have their pros and cons, Arabica beans tend to vary more in their flavour and are often considered better quality. But it’s often in the blend.

5. Yes, It’s Possible To Overdose On Coffee

It takes a lot, but if you drink to much coffee you can overdose on caffeine. A lot of us like to drink multiple cups of coffee a day, but don’t worry, you’re unlikely to overdo it any time soon.

It would take more than 70 cups of coffee to kill a 68 kilogram person. And we imagine that’s 70 cups in a relatively short amount of time. We love coffee, yeah, but that’s a lot.

6. Decaf Coffee Isn’t Really Caffeine Free

Decaf simply removes most of the caffeine from the coffee, but it’s never truly caffeine free. A regular cup of coffee will have about 100-200 milligrams of caffeine in it (depending on bean, blend, and how it’s brewed) while decaf will have about 12 milligrams of caffeine per cup.

That being said a lot of people who are sensitive to caffeine can still tolerate decaf, so drink away!

7. There Are A Lot Of Good Uses For Coffee Grounds

There’s no need to throw coffee grounds in the trash.

Coffee grounds can be used in compost or as a natural fertiliser and insect repellent. Because of this it may be a good idea to scatter the grounds throughout your garden.

Coffee grounds also make a good body scrub, being both good for your skin and good for exfoliating.

8. Coffee Has Been Used In Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a potentially clean replacement for traditional petrol and diesel. It’s a ways off from being widely available, but biodiesel in general could be a viable alternative fuel in the future.

And one of the candidates for biodiesel is coffee! This means it will fuel both you and your car.