“1,3,7 – trimethylxanthine’ is the chemical formula of caffeine, the base substance of coffee.
Caffeine occurs in about 60 food items: the most common is coffee bean.
The first coffee plants were grown in Yemen around the year 1000.
In 1600, Pope Clement VIII declared that Christians could drink coffee.
Nowadays over 70 countries grow coffee.
Brazil is the country that produces the most coffee in the world: 33% of the total.
Every year about 500 billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world.
The global market for coffee sales is worth about 33.3 billion euros.
The United States are the first coffee consumer in the world.
The most expensive coffee - 50$ per cup - is Indonesian “kopi luwak”, produced from the berries defecated by the Asian palm civet.
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