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By: Joshua Evans
The next time you go to your preferred coffee bar and somebody catches your eye, here are ten intriguing coffee truths that you can use to start a conversation:

1) Coffee is considered an aphrodisiac. Reports have actually shown that coffee can enhance stamina and the overall length of intimate sessions since it includes a high dosage of caffeine and other different alkaloids.

2) Although coffee has actually been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not enter into the western world till the 1500s. Before that time, priests thought that coffee was a beverage of the devil. Pope Clement VIII finally ended this line of thinking by taking a sip of coffee and then offering it his blessing.

3) Japan's official Coffee Day is October 1st.

4) A single acre of coffee trees can yield close to ten thousand pounds of coffee cherries. There are still almost two thousand pounds of coffee beans once they are milled or hulled.

5) Forty-nine of the fifty states grow no coffee. The only state that produces coffee is Hawaii. Furthermore, the only United States territory that raises coffee is Puerto Rico.

6) Germany is the second largest coffee customer on the planet. Forty-three percent of Germans add sweetener to their coffee, while only twenty-seven percent of Americans (the top consumer of coffee) use any kind of sweetener in their coffee.

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 fifty-three countries that produces coffee is found along the equator, in between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

9) On average, individuals who purchase their coffee from drive-through windows prior to work will invest around forty-five hours every year waiting in line for their coffee.

10) Oil is the only product that is traded more heavily than coffee. The amount of coffee produced all over the world is close to six million metric tons.


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Joshua Evans is just an ordinary guy who works in a highly competitive, high stress industry he doesn't like to talk about. But, he does love researching and writing. He is also a confirmed coffee junkie. He currently uses his love of researching and writing to write about all things related to coffee at The Coffee Junkie (http://coffeejunkie.us).
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