The mornings are getting colder and colder, and that’s making a hot morning cup of coffee even more and more a necessity. So many of us have a cup or two in the morning, but don’t know a thing about it other than “it tastes good” or “it wakes me up.” So next time you enjoy that freshly brewed cup of joe, think about these interesting facts!

  • Brewing coffee at home costs approximately $0.46 for a 16 ounce cup. The same size at Starbucks costs around $2.29, a yearly savings of almost $700 if you make your own!
  • Coffee is the second most widely used product in the world after oil.
  • 1,400,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed every day. That’s over 500 billion cups per year!
  • It  was first consumed in the ninth century in the highlands of Ethiopia, where it was discovered.
  • Coffee beans are the seeds of “coffee berries,” a type of cherry! Once the berries are ripe the seeds are picked, processes, dried, then roasted to make the coffee beans.
  • After water, coffee is the most popular drink in the wold.
  • Light roasted coffee contains more caffeine than darker roasts. This is because the longer the coffee is roasted, the more caffeine is cooked out of it.

There you have it, now you know a few things about the coffee you didn’t realize. For a great selection of your favorite coffee products make sure to stop in Sparkle Markets!