Buzzworthy Facts About Coffee

It's more than just your daily fix -- see what goes into getting the perfect cup of coffee.
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Nearly 25 million farmers worldwide depend on coffee crops for their economic livelihood. 

Americans consume around 450 million cups of coffee a day, which adds up to more than 150 billion cups a year.

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world today, producing over 44 million bags of coffee each year.

The global coffee industry earns an estimated $60 billion annually.

All coffee in the world is grown in the “Bean Belt,” the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. 

Originally, coffee was eaten. African tribes would mix the berries with fat to form edible energy balls.

After oil, coffee is the world's second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries.

The best coffee is grown in the shade. Coffee grown in the shade takes longer to ripen and is often thought to taste better because the long ripening times contribute to complex flavors.

Coffee comes from a tree or bush that bears a cherry fruit. The coffee bean is the green seed that resides within the cherry.