If you’re anything like us, you probably can’t live without coffee. You probably start every morning with a cup of Joe and when you haven’t had a steaming hot cup of brew yet, well then there’s no point in talking to you is there?!
We’re of course being facetious but, it’s true that Canadians love the stuff! A study conducted by the Coffee Association of Canada found that coffee is the most consumed beverage next to water in Canada. So on this National Coffee Day (Sept. 29), we bring you (with the help of our friends at Starbucks Canada) 10 things you didn’t know about our favourite beverage.
The 2013 Canadian Coffee Drinking Study finds that coffee is the most consumed beverage (65%) next to water (63%) –Coffee Association of Canada
In 2013, Canadians drank more than 1.6 billion cups of coffee, information derived from Starbucks Canada notes.
A single coffee tree produces just one pound of roasted coffee.
Coffee is said to have been discovered in Ethiopia where a goatherder named Kaldi noticed his goats did not want to sleep after eating a certain berry. Kaldi shared his findings with a local monastery who made a beverage out of the berries. That beverage kept him awake for hours. — National Coffee Association USA (NCA)
Coffee trees can live up to 30 years and can grown in many different climates “as long as there is no harsh fluctuation in temperature,” the NCA notes.
A survey conducted by Starbucks Canada notes that cafes are one of the most popular date night spots. Thirty per cent of 1,000 online respondents said they had their last romantic outing in a cafe.
There are 170,000 ways to customize a coffee order at Starbucks
The older you are, the more coffee you drink, a 2013 study conducted by the Canadian Coffee Association of Canada notes. Forty-eight per cent of 18 to 24 year-olds said they drank coffee the day before the study was conducted. That numer is contrasted with 81 per cent of 65 to 79 year-olds.
Most Canadians prefer there coffee whitened and sweetened — 43 per cent. Twenty-one per cent preferred only whitened coffee and seven per cent preferred sweetened-only coffee — Coffee Association of Canada
My mom used to tell me that coffee would stunt my growth. That’s a myth, I’m just naturally short. Experts say that one or two cups of coffee a day does no harm for most people.