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  • The two most popular beverages on Earth, in order, are water and coffee. 

  • Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. 

  • Coffee statistics show that among coffee drinkers the average consumption in the United States is 3.1 cups of coffee per day. 

  • 65% of all coffee is consumed during breakfast hours, 30% between meals, and the remaining 5% with other meals. 

  • Coffee Is Actually A Fruit! That's right, coffee beans are actually the 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. 

  • Hawaii is the Only U.S. State That Commercially Grows Coffee. Coffee tends to grow better at equatorial climates, so you can't really grow coffee in the contiguous United States. Hawaii, however, has an optimal climate for harvesting java beans. Hawaii is known for their Kona coffee which is widely exported and popular around the world. 

  • There Are Two Kinds of Coffee Beans. The two kinds of beans are Arabica and Robusta. They have different tastes and different caffeine content; Arabica beans are more popular around the world. In fact, 70% of coffee drank on earth is Arabica. Robusta beans grow in different climates and are found largely in Africa and Indonesia. Although most people prefer the taste of Arabica, Robusta has its fans, and Robusta beans have twice as much caffeine as Arabica! 

  • New York drinks about 7 times as much coffee as the rest of the world. 

  • Brazil is the world's biggest producer of coffee by a wide margin, followed by Vietnam and Colombia. In fact, in 2011 Brazil produced nearly twice as much as Vietnam and Colombia combined and a third of all of the coffee produced in the entire world. 

  • Coffee is a Major Commodity. In fact, coffee is the #2 most traded commodity on earth, coming only second to oil! 

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