One of our sales tea, Greg Deaton, has done a bit of research and come up with the following titbits…….
Coffee’s effects were first noticed in the 9th century by Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd who realised his goats were getting frisky when they ate coffee beans.
Coffee beans are in fact a pit inside the bright red coffee cherry fruit which tastes similar to apricots.
It was the spread of Islam that made coffee a widespread drink as a substitute to alcohol.
In old Arabic culture a woman could legally divorce her husband if he didn’t provide her with ample coffee.
Charles II attempted to ban coffee by closing down the coffee bars in 1675 believing it would curb any attempts at rebellion – it didn’t last!
The first web cam was used in Cambridge University to allow people in different areas to see if the coffee pot was full or not!
The most expensive coffee bean is Kopi Luwak and it is anything from $100-$600 per pound.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil.
And finally, over 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year.