Fun fact about coffee? It takes 18 coffee trees to serve you 2 cups of coffee a day for a year and lots of other fun facts. Check out the cute illustrations below from Ilovecoffee.jp.
1. Two kernels are in one coffee bean:
90% of a coffee fruit will contain two kernels, surrounded by a thin outer skin (Outer skin) and a fleshy shell. The remaining 10%, coffee fruit contains only 1 kernel or 3 separate kernels due to natural mutations.
Coffee is a perennial industrial crop, harvested only once a year. Since being nursed and matured, the coffee tree, when it is 3-4 years old, will begin to bear its first fruit. Continue like that, once a year until the next 25 years.
Coffee berries take 9-11 months to ripen. The green fruit will grow and turn bright red when ripe and gradually turn dark red and black as it dries on the tree.
2. Did you know that in a year, one coffee tree will give you 1kg of roasted coffee?
The journey of coffee from ripe fruit to having roasted coffee beans in hand is a long and interesting journey with many stages and meticulous, dedicated people. That journey is still named “From farm to cup” by us.
A mature Arabica coffee tree will yield 3kg – 4.5kg of fresh coffee. From fresh coffee, undergoing preliminary processing and drying, we get 500gr to 700gr green coffee. After roasting, the coffee will lose 20% of its weight and get 400g of roasted coffee. With each cup of espresso with an average of 10g, you can enjoy 40 cups of coffee a day, enough for more than 1 month.
A cup of espresso will require about 10-11g of finely ground coffee, which is the weight of about 40 coffee beans. Similarly, 1 cup of filter coffee will require 20 – 25 grams of coffee, so you are drinking 80 – 90 coffee beans in your cup.
In other words, to have 2 espressos per day, one would use the same amount of coffee as the berries harvested from 18 mature coffee trees! Interestingly, right?
3. There are two varieties of coffee with two different flavors, serving the needs of the whole world:
Vietnam is a famous country with a huge export volume of Robusta varieties, ranking only 2nd in the world after Brazil. With geographically certified names such as Robusta Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak, or Robusta Dong Nai, Kom Tum. However, in the past 5 years, when the world’s trend of favoring the sour, sweet and rich aroma of Arabica has returned to Vietnam, many coffee lovers have loved and realized the charm of this coffee variety. Arabica from Cau Dat, Da Lat is one of the best and most special coffee-growing regions in Vietnam.
Applying optimal roasting technology at the roasting factory – Helena Coffee Vietnam.
The world of coffee is interesting, you will always be intrigued and captivated by the never-ending stories behind the small but powerful coffee beans.