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The latest news and stories from the Strong Vend team.

Here are some interesting coffee facts brought to you by Strong Vend –
Providing ‘bean to cup coffee systems’ for the workplace…

1). Could coffee be the source of fuel for your car?. 
Did you know that coffee can be converted into biodiesel. An alternative fuel for cars and possibly even homes..

2). Shepherds first discovered coffee in Ethiopia around 800 A.D.
Ancient goat herders first discovered that their goats were effected after eating coffee berries in that it made them dance!. The coffee berries where then made into a drink although there was no dancing involved, the after effects gave sleepless nights once it was consumed.

3). The price tag of the world’s most expensive coffee is $600 per pound. 
Believe it or not, this type of coffee comes from the ‘Sumatran Wild Cat’. After consuming the coffee berries, the cat is unable to digest them and then gets fermented in the stomach of the cat. As the beans are secreted, they produce a smooth, chocolaty coffee.

4). Brazil produces the majority of coffee in the world
which is 40% of the world’s coffee, twice as much as Colombia and Vietnam.

5). Nearly 70% of coffee beans are Arabica
Did you know, there are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta.  Robusta is less popular but has double the quantity of caffeine than Arabica.

6). It is possible to overdose on coffee. 
It would take at least 100 cups of coffee for a near lethal dose of caffeine.

7). Finlanders consume the most coffee of any country in the world. 
Did you know the world’s coffee capital is Finland?

8). The phrase ‘Speciality Coffee’ was first introduced by Erna Knutsen in 1974
Erna Knutsen first used the term “Speciality Coffee” in 1974 when writing about the “small tea and coffee trade” in “ The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal”.

9). Did you know that coffee brought the only divorce route in ancient Arab culture.
The only way a woman could legally divorce was if her husband did not provide enough coffee..

10). Big coffee spenders in the USA
In America the average spend on coffee per person is more than $1000 per year.

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