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What is coffee?
A: Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain flowering plants in the Coffea genus.

Coffee is darkly colored, bitter, slightly acidic and has a stimulating effect in humans, primarily due to what?
A: Its caffeine content.

Why are sugar, sugar substitutes, milk or cream are often used?
A: To lessen the bitter taste or enhance the flavor.

A commercial establishment that sells prepared coffee beverages is known as a what?
A: Coffeehouse or coffee shop (not to be confused with Dutch coffeeshops selling cannabis).

What are the two most commonly grown coffee bean types?
A: C. arabica and C. robusta.


 Coffee plants are cultivated in how many countries?
A: Over 70.

As of 2018, what country was the leading grower of coffee beans, producing 35% of the world total?
A: Brazil.

It is one of the most valuable commodities exported by who?
A: Developing countries.

Green, unroasted coffee is the most traded agricultural commodity and one of the most traded commodities overall, second only to what?
A: Petroleum.

Despite the sales of coffee reaching billions of dollars, those producing the beans are what?
A: Disproportionately living in poverty.


The term coffee pot dates from when?
A: 1705.

The expression “coffee break” was first used in what year?
A:  1952.

The earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears when?
A: In the middle of the 15th century in the accounts of Ahmed al-Ghaffar in Yemen.

It was here in Arabia that coffee seeds were first what?
A: Roasted and brewed in a similar way to how it is prepared now.

Coffee was used by Sufi circles to stay awake for what?
A: Their religious rituals.


Coffee became more widely accepted after it was deemed a Christian beverage by whom?
A: Pope Clement VIII in 1600, despite appeals to ban the "Muslim drink".

When did the first European coffee house open in Rome?
A: In 1645.

Who was the first to import coffee on a large scale?
A: The Dutch East India Company.

During the 18th century, coffee consumption declined in England, giving way to what?
A: Tea-drinking.

During the Age of Sail, seamen aboard ships of the British Royal Navy made substitute coffee by doing what?
A: Dissolving burnt bread in hot water.


Coffee has become a vital cash crop for whom?
A: For many developing countries.

Over one hundred million people in developing countries have become dependent on coffee as their what?
A: Their primary source of income.

Coffee plants grow within a defined area between what?
A: The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, termed the bean belt or coffee belt.

Robusta coffee tends to be bitter and have less flavor but better body than what?
A: Arabica.

Robusta strains also contain about 40–50% more what than arabica?
A: Caffeine.


Consequently, this species is used as an inexpensive substitute for arabica in many what?
A: Commercial coffee blends.

Good quality robusta beans are used in traditional Italian espresso blends to provide what?
A: A full-bodied taste and a better foam head (known as crema).

On average it takes about how much water to grow the coffee beans needed to produce one cup of coffee?
A: 140 liters (37 U.S. gal).

Used coffee grounds may be used for what?
A: Composting or as a mulch.

They are especially appreciated by what?
A: Worms and acid-loving plants such as blueberries.

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