20. All world coffee is grown within 1000 miles of the equator, from the Tropic of Cancer, to the Tropic of Capricorn, in an area known as the “bean belt”. 80% of it is produced on family farms of just 12 acres or less.
15. Coffee may help save your liver from alcohol-related diseases. Coffee has been found to decrease the risk of the disease cirrhosis, which can cause cancer and liver failure. One study found that “for each cup of coffee they drank per day, participants were 22 percent less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis.”
10. Coffee is a national drink of Ethiopia where coffee drinking is a ritualized ceremony that generally takes at least one hour.
5. Coffee is a fruit. Coffee beans are actually pits of berries. The coffee berries, sometimes called coffee cherries, are an edible fruit that have coffee beans inside. They are only called beans because of their resemblance to beans.
Coffee has been around for centuries and is one the most popular drinks in the world. Many people are literally coffee-addicted and cannot function without this scented beverage. But do you really know your coffee? To make sure you do, check out these 25 little known facts about coffee.