The Evolution of Coffee

  • Nov 15, 1500

    Ten Steps to Coffee

    Ten Steps To Coffee

    “A coffee bean is actually a seed. When dried, roasted and ground, it is used to brew coffee.”
    When a coffee tree is planted it takes years for the “fruit” to grow. The “fruit” on the trees called coffee cherries.
  • Arabian Peninsula

    The Arabian Peninsula
    “Coffee was not only drunk in homes but also in the many public coffee houses -- called qahveh khaneh -- which began to appear in cities across the Near East.”
    Coffee was discovered by the Arabs in the 15th century. By the 16th century it became very popular among Egypt, Syria, Persia, and Turkey.
  • Europe

    By the 17th century coffee became very popular in europe.
    “Opponents were overly cautious, calling the beverage the 'bitter invention of Satan.’”
  • Malitta Bentz

    After coffee was discovered, the espresso machine was made in France in 1933.
    Melitta Bentz was a housewife in Germany who created the first coffee filter.
  • consuming

    Coffee Consumers
    The total number of coffee drinkers in the U.S. is over 100 million, 54% of Americans over 18 drink coffee everyday.
  • Trade

    Coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity in the World behind petroleum.
    There are over 25 million farmers and coffee workers in the 50 countries involved in trading coffee.
  • Caffeine

    In an average cup of coffee has 107.5 mg of caffeine per 8 fl. oz.
    Brewed Coffee
    A cup of Starbucks coffee is packed with more than twice as much caffeine as a cup of McDonald's, according to a breakdown of caffeine content from major brands.
  • Now

    “We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are said to drink 7 times the amount of any other U.S. city.”
  • How to make coffee

    “Perfection, at least to Americans, is a coffee that falls in the range of 18 to 22 percent Extraction with a brew strength between 1.15 and 1.35 percent Total Dissolved Solids.”
  • Production

    “Colombia is the 2nd biggest coffee producer and the biggest producer of Arabica coffee, which is considered the highest quality bean.”