The next time you are at your favorite coffee shop and a hot chick or dude catches your eye, here are ten interesting coffee facts that you can use to break the ice:
1) Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac. You read that right. Various studies have shown that coffee can increase stamina and the overall length of intimate sessions because it contains a high dose of caffeine and other various alkaloids.
2) Although coffee has been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not become part of the western world until the 1500s. Before that time, priests believed that coffee was a drink of the devil. Pope Clement VIII finally ended this line of thinking by taking a nice sip of coffee and then giving it his blessing.
3) Japan's official Coffee Day is October 1st.
4) A single acre of coffee trees can produce a yield close to ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. That will result in almost two thousand pounds of coffee beans once they are milled or hulled.
5) Forty-nine of the fifty of the United States grow absolutely no coffee. The only state that grows coffee is Hawaii. Kona coffee is known as some of the best coffee in the world. Additionally, the only United States territory that grows coffee is Puerto Rico.
6) Germany is the second largest coffee consumer in the world. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweetener to their coffee, while only twenty-seven percent of Americans (which happens to be the number one consumer of coffee) doctor up their coffee with any kind sweetener.
7) The English word coffee is derived from the Latin word Coffea. Coffea is the Latin name for a genus of trees.
8) Every single one of the 53 countries that grows coffee is located along the equator, between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
9) On average, people who purchase their coffee from drive-through windows before work will spend in the neighborhood of 45 hours every year waiting in line for their coffee (and some probably another 45 in traffic getting to the coffee shop).
10) Petroleum is the only product that is traded more heavily than coffee. The amount of coffee produced around the world is close to six million metric tonnes.
So now you some great coffee facts to impress the ladies, gents or your friends.