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The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house.

It takes five years for a coffee tree to reach maturity.

On East Coast U.S. flights "regular" coffee is with milk and sugar; on the West Coast, "regular" coffee is black.

Coffee is not successful at sobering up a drunk person.

Filter coffee contains 65 to 120 milligrams of caffeine.

Brewed tea has an average of 40 mg of caffeine per serving.

A can of cola has between 38-45mg of caffeine.

An ounce of dark chocolate has 20mg of caffeine and an ounce of milk chocolate 6mg.

Over the course of one year, a coffee tree produces 1.5 pounds of coffee.

Instant coffee contains 60 to 85 milligrams of caffeine.

The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia.

Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed.

Coffee was imported into Europe for the first time in 1517.

Coffee beans are not beans, but the pits of a fruit that resemble beans.

The bubbles in coffee can tell you what the day’s weather will be.

In Turkey, in the sixteenth century, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

Coffee is the second most traded product in the world after petroleum.

Seniors who drink regular coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink decaffeinated.

Coffea arabica accounts for about 70% of world coffee production.
Brazil, is responsible for 30 to 40 % of total coffee output.

It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.

Cappuccino is named for the resemblance of its color to the robes of the monks of the Capuchin order.

97 percent of caffeine must be removed from coffee for it to be labeled "decaffeinated."

Maxwell House, is named after the hotel in Nashville Tennessee, where the original blend was served in 1886.

The Coffee Cantata was written by Johann Sebastian Bach.

A shot of espresso contains 30 to 50 milligrams of caffeine.
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