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March 11th, 2006, 03:28 AM
Did you know that prior to the 1600's, the favorite breakfast drink was beer? Since then, coffee has become second only to oil as the world's most valuable commodity.

1. The first coffee shop opened in 15th-century Constantinople, where the Turks thought the drink was an aphrodisiac.

2. James Mason patented the first American coffee percolator in 1865.

3. The term "Cuppa Joe" came from "G.I. Joe," who always had his coffee.

4. Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year

5. It is estimated that 100 million Americans drink a total of 350 million cups of coffee a day

6. 52% of the American adult population (age 18+) drink some type of coffee beverage on a daily basis, averaging about 3.2 cups per day

7. 79% of coffee drinkers consume their coffee at home.

8. 91% of coffee drinkers consume their coffee at breakfast

9. The workplace is the second most prominent location where people drink coffee

10. The number of cups of gourmet coffee beverages consumed per drinker per day is 2.5 cups....I need an espresso right about now. Or maybe a Yemeni Mocha.

March 11th, 2006, 03:30 AM
funny you should mention it; mrs. fuscia and i were just discussing the fact that we have run out.

March 11th, 2006, 03:56 AM
Coffee is great; what other beverage would spawn shops where you could go and drink and talk to people for hours on end? Or is this just a liberal Northwest kind of thing?

mmm... coffee...

Interesting facts and statistics, by the way.

March 11th, 2006, 03:59 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm CAFFEINE

March 11th, 2006, 04:01 AM
mmmmmmmmmmm. Green tea. ;)

March 11th, 2006, 04:06 AM
Or is this just a liberal Northwest kind of thing?

i'm sure that's the case.

March 11th, 2006, 05:22 AM

March 11th, 2006, 05:22 AM

March 11th, 2006, 05:30 AM
"Hello, my name is Rumor, and I'm a coffeegeek"


Kenyan AA is my ambrosia of choice, whole bean, coarse ground in my kitchen for my little French press pot :D

March 11th, 2006, 05:51 AM
i'm sure that's the case. Well, that sucks. I guess I'll be sticking around in Bellingham for a few years yet.

March 11th, 2006, 05:53 AM