National Coffee Day: 5 Fun Facts About Java

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Today is National Coffee day. If you fancy yourself a coffee drinker, we’ve got five fun facts about the addicting, aromatic Java to share.

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1. Here’s one you can break out at parties: One of the most expensive types of coffee is kopi luwak, which is processed through the digestive system of a wild cat known as a civet. Yup, it’s harvested from the cat’s, um…you know.

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2. Coffee beans are actually seeds, derived from a fruit that is red or purple in color. Their shape explains the common “bean” reference.

Vintage Coffe Machine, Bar in Prague
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3. “Java” as a nickname for brew has 17th-century origins. Indonesia’s Java area was once the world’s largest coffee producer.

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4. Our favorite caffeinated beverage was one of the first edible items to be freeze dried.

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5. The Bean Belt houses all the world’s coffee-producing plants, and it’s located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.


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What’s your coffee type of choice?

About Rachel K

Rachel is the creative director of The Wood and Watch jewelry and the editor-in-chief of ParentGuide magazine. She knows how to wield a flame to shape metal; loves to travel; and is passionate about art, antiques, DIY, and nature.

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3 Comments

  1. Deanna 09/30/2014 at 9:10 am #

    This was cute! Thanks for the fun facts. I’ll definitely be busting these out at parties!

    • Rachel Kalina 09/30/2014 at 10:57 am #

      Very welcome! Ha, glad you’ll be passing them along.

  2. Leah 09/30/2014 at 6:15 pm #

    I love Equal Exchange Fair Trade’s “Mindy, Body, & Soul.”

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