Did you know that 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. But do you also know everything about coffee?

For example, coffee beans are not beans but seeds from the coffee berry. And coffee contains more aromas than wine. Test your knowledge by working with a colleague, close friend or family member to see who can name the most coffee facts

The coffee plant

The coffee plant was discovered in Ethiopia around the 10th or 11th century, where coffee was first made from the coffee plant. It then quickly spread to Yemen, where coffee plants were also found. In addition to a rich history, the coffee plant also has more interesting facts, did you know, for example, that:

 Coffee beans, as mentioned above, are not real beans. The coffee bean as we know it is the kernel of a coffee berry.

 The coffee plant produces between 1.4 and 2.5 kilos of berries per year! A single coffee plant therefore already produces a considerable number of berries, so that a lot of coffee can be made from the production of one coffee plant!

 Coffee plants were already used before they were made into coffee. Mainly because of the stimulating properties, such as the caffeine that makes you feel cheerful.

 Coffee beans are perfect for freezing, so the coffee bean does not lose its taste and you always have fresh coffee!

Coffee in general

A good cup of coffee is by far the most popular drink in the Netherlands. The fact that coffee is so popular today is due to the wonderful aroma, the easy way of brewing and of course the caffeine that keeps you nice and energetic!

Our delicious cup of coffee is usually prepared on the basis of water and dried seeds that come from the coffee plant. A lot of things are already known about coffee and everyone can name a few coffee facts, but did you know, for example:

 The perfect heat temperature for making coffee is 96 degrees?

 The meaning of espresso and cafe espresso is very simple? This is pressed coffee!

 In the list of most coffee drinkers in the world, the Netherlands is in the top 5? The average Dutch person drinks about 150 liters of coffee per year!

 If you see "Extra Roast" on the packaging of your coffee beans, that this coffee contains less caffeine than normal coffee beans?

Coffee taste

Everyone has their own preference in taste for the coffee. The grinding degree influences the number of aromas that are released. If the grind is coarse, there will be a more acidic taste, but with a finer grind there will be a bitter coffee taste. In addition to this fact about the coffee taste, there are a number of interesting facts, such as:

 Coffee naturally contains more aromas than a glass of wine.

 Do you have a very bitter coffee bean? Then it is roasted longer!

 Coffee has no taste, but aroma. Which aroma can be found in the coffee has to do with the origin.

 The coffee that is most drunk is the one without milk and sugar. Milk and sugar reduce the coffee taste of the delicious coffee bean.

Coffee types

Nowadays they are almost impossible to find, people who do not like a good cup of coffee. That is not so strange because there are 15 different coffee types to distinguish. Each type of coffee has its own variants, so there is a suitable type of coffee for everyone! The coffees can be divided into the following categories:

 Coffees with espresso: The coffee without milk is the espresso. Here you have the variants: ristretto, espresso, doppio, americano and the lungo. These coffees are always black without milk etc.

 Coffee types with milk: The slightly less strong coffee is the latte coffee type, it always contains some milk. You have the espresso macchiato, cappuccino, latte, cortado, flat white and the latte machiato.

 Coffees with ice: For the summer there are delicious coffees with ice. Think of the ice coffee, ice cappuccino or the affogato with a scoop of ice cream in it.

Caffeine in coffee

Caffeine, one cannot do without while the other does not have to have too much of it. But what exactly is caffeine? If you are a tea lover and think that you don't get caffeine because of that, you are wrong. Tea also contains caffeine, but this is a lot less than coffee. There are a few facts about caffeine that you may not have known, you can read them below:

 The amount of caffeine has to do with the water. The longer the coffee is in contact with water, the more caffeine your cup of coffee contains!

 Espressos are strong and have a high intensity, which is why it is often thought that espresso contains a lot of caffeine, but in reality an espresso contains much less.

 Caffeine stays in your body for an average of three hours before it wears off.

 Arabica beans contain 50% less caffeine than Robusta beans!

After reading these facts, you must have felt like a nice cup of coffee. Take a look at the Animo coffee machines! For delicious coffee with fresh milk you can choose the OptiMe or make delicious bean coffee with the OptiBean Touch! Prefer fresh filter coffee? Then the OptiFresh Touch is the best choice. But do you want an easy and quick cup of coffee? Then choose the OptiVend Touch!

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