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COFFEE FACTOID

It takes five years for a coffee tree to reach maturity. The average yield from one tree is the equivalent of one pound of roasted coffee.

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Salada Foods Jamaica Ltd.

20 Bell Road, P.O. Box 71,

Kingston 11, Jamaica, W.I.

Email: info@saladafoodsja.com

Call: 1-876-923-7114-6, 923-6476

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DID YOU KNOW?

Love your coffee? Here are a few interesting facts about coffee.

  • It takes five years for a coffee tree to reach maturity. The average yield from one tree is the equivalent of one pound of roasted coffee.
  • When shopping for perfume, carry along some coffee in your bag and have a good sniff in between smelling each perfume to refresh your nose!
  • Instant coffee was invented in 1906 by Mr. George Washington, a Belgian living in Guatemala.
  • In contrast to what most people think, coffee does not grow in plain brown beans, but are really red berries carrying green beans (two beans per berry) called pips.
  • Sprinkle spent coffee grounds around the base of your garden plants and it will stop snails and slugs from munching them!
  • Coffee is the world's second most popular drink after water.
  • The coffee berries changes from yellow to orange and then bright red, 6 - 8 months after flowering.
  • Black coffee with no sugar contains no calories.
  • A coffee tree can flower eight times in any one year, this however, depends on the amount of rainfall.
  • A mixture of coffee grounds and sugar, fed to a pot plant and watered regularly, will revive houseplants that have turned yellow in winter.
  • Some coffee trees can grow between the height of 30 to 40 feet. However, most are kept much shorter for ease of harvest.
  • The official "Coffee Day" in Japan is October 1st.
  • The quality of a cup of coffee depend on the ratio of the amount of water and coffee used for brewing.
  • The aromas in coffee develop at the 10th minute of roasting.
  • The coffee tree produces its first full crop when it is about five years old. Thereafter it produces consistently for 15 to 20 years.
  • Coffee only grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions.