Australia is a dinky di nation of coffee lovers, with our thriving cuppa joe culture supported by the 75 per cent of Australians who drink at least one cup a day. It is said that the late, great British food critic AA Gill once called Australians “the great new coffee bores of the world” – and he might just be right if a scroll through the average Instagram feed is any indication. We take our coffee drinking and its documentation very seriously! Here are some interesting facts about one of our favourite brews.
2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed daily around the world.
The most popular coffee in Australia is the cappuccino. In Italy, where the cappuccino originated, it is considered poor etiquette to drink the breakfast beverage past 11am.
The word coffee comes from the Arabic for “wine of the bean”.
After petroleum, coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity.
Espresso is regulated by the Italian government, because it is considered such an important part of the Italian lifestyle.
Coffee beans aren’t actually beans, they are fruit pits/seeds.
Finland is the largest drinker of coffee in the world, with 12kg consumed per person per year.
Brazil is the world’s leading producer of coffee, providing one third of the world’s coffee