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7 Fun Facts About Coffee!

Updated on October 23, 2013

1. Light Coffee Typically Has More Caffeine

The reason that light roasted coffee has more caffeine is because the longer the coffee beans are roasted the more caffeine is cooked out.

2. There Are Over 50 Species of Coffee Worldwide

The two most commonly used are arabica and robusta.

3. Coffee Is The 2nd Most Traded Commodity

If you were wondering, the first most traded commodity is oil.

4. The Legend Is That Coffee Was Discovered By A Goat Herder

After noticing that coffee beans seemed to be making his goats a bit crazy, a herder in ancient Ethiopia decided to try some himself.

5. Hawaii Is The Only U.S. State That Grows Coffee Commercially

Kona coffee which must be grown in the Kona districts is one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

6. Coffee Beans Actually Come From The Pit Of A Berry

These coffee cherries are bright red and edible.

7. There Was Once Controversy Over Catholics Drinking Coffee

Luckily for devout Catholics everywhere, in the 1600s Pope Clement VIII said it was fine.

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      BRBruce 3 years ago

      I always love articles about things I never knew I wanted to know

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      Solomon Abate 4 years ago

      Like the 7 facts as much as I like COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Gold Coast

      Very interesting facts about my favorite morning drink. I was really surprised by number 6 so I had to Google it. Not that I didn't believe you, I just had no idea. Great hub.

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      Dina Blaszczak 4 years ago from Poland

      Nice hub, I enjoyed reading it because I love coffee! ♥

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      I love coffee so this attracted me immediately. Very interesting facts here. I have had Kona coffee on a recent trip to Hawaii and it is so good. And I do drink light coffee because I don't like the taste of the darker coffee. But I drink coffee partially for the comfort and part for the caffeine so to me, that is very good news that the light coffee has more caffeine. Thanks for some interesting tidbits about my favorite beverage!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting. Thank you for this.