10 Fun Facts about coffee:
1) Coffee may be mildly habit forming- but what a beautiful habit!
2) There are approximately 3,600 beans in one pound of coffee.
3)All Kona Coffee is handpicked. It takes approximately 5-7lbs. of cherry (ripe coffee) to yield one pound of roasted beans. Wow!
4)There are coffee trees in Kona that are over 100 years old that continues to produce cherries.
5)Coffee is the only product wherein the fruit is discarded, and we consume the seeds, which are coffee beans.
6)Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. Coffee grows best on volcanic mountain sides.
7)There are normally two coffee beans facing each other in the cherry. When there is only one, it is called a peaberry.
8)A coffee tree can yield approximately 1-3 pounds of roasted beans per year. How many trees do you need?
9)The expression "a cup of joe" to denote coffee, was first coined during WW11, when American servicemen (G.I. Joe) were identified as big coffee drinkers.
10)Coffee gently stimulates the nervous system- geting us up for another great day to enjoy!