in Europe where it was known as Arabian wine.
A French doctor in
the 1680s first recommended café au lait be used for treating
patients. It was after this that people started to add milk to
The first café
opened in Paris was in 1689. It was opened specifically to serve
In 1760, Venice
boasted over two hundred coffee shops.
Revolution, the founding fathers of the United States held their
strategy meetings in coffeehouses.
In the United
States in the year 1790, the first wholesale coffee roasting
newspaper advertisement to advertise coffee was also in 1790.
France created the
first espresso machine prototype in 1822.
Most upper middle
class households had a manual coffee grinder by the year 1850.
The Civil War
furthered the popularity of coffee when soldiers were sent to
war with coffee as one of their rations.
something that was delivered door-to-door in 1900. It was
delivered by horse-drawn wagons.
The first espresso
machine to be made for public sale was created in Italy in 1906.
In Italy, the
terms “coffee” and “espresso” are used to describe the same
Just as England
has “tea time,” the Italians have “espresso time.” It is an
event and is given its own time.
In Italy, the
government controls how much espresso is sold for, as it is
considered an essential in life.
In total Italy has
over 200,000 coffee houses.
It is Greek and
Turkish tradition to serve the oldest person at the table their
Coffee was a
staple in ancient Arab times as well. So much so in fact that
legal grounds for divorce was that the husband refused to make
coffee for his wife.
In Africa coffee
beans are considered to be candy. They are soaked in water and
spices are added to them.
Since the 1700s,
ninety percent of people living in the Western world have
switched from drinking tea to drinking coffee.
Of all the
caffeine consumed in the United States, coffee makes up the
majority with a whopping seventy-five percent.
The British drink
instant coffee ten times more than they drink freshly brewed
In rankings for
coffee consumption throughout the world, Japan ranks number
The Japanese will
bathe in coffee grounds that have been fermented with pulp from
a pineapple. This is thought to reduce wrinkles and improve
Coffee is the most
popular drink throughout the entire world. Four hundred billion
cups are consumed every year.
The Arabica is the
original coffee plant. It still can be seen growing wild in
approximately 4,000 Arabica coffee beans to make one pound of
roasted coffee beans. This takes 2,000 Arabica cherries as there
are two beans in every cherry.
Over 600,000 beans
are used to fill a sack of coffee. These sacks are made from
hemp and weigh approximately 132 pounds when they are full.
Coffee beans are
green before they are roasted.
Up until the late
1800s, coffee was roasted by the consumer in their own home.
Generally, popcorn poppers and frying pans were used for this.
first added to coffee in the 1600s by the Europeans.
Meslitta Bentz can
be attributed to helping make the world’s first drip coffee
maker. She did so by making a filter out of one of her son’s
coffee more by its smell than any other sensory sensation.