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Importance of Celebrating International Coffee Day & 5 Interesting Facts About the Most Loved Beverage

One of the most popular and loved beverages in the world is COFFEE. Many people start their day just with a sip of their favorite beverage, be it espresso, latte, or cappuccino.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
All those who work in the coffee industry and associated fields are honoured on International Coffee Day.
All those who work in the coffee industry and associated fields are honoured on International Coffee Day.

International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1 every year with the aim to honor this great and aromatic beverage.

The day is celebrated by the 77 member states of the International Coffee Organisation and dozens of coffee associations from around the world. In order to lessen the negative environmental effects of the coffee business and slow down climate change, this year's theme of the day is dedicated to the prosperity of coffee growers.

History of International Coffee Day

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) made the decision in 2014 to dedicate the day to honour all coffee lovers and the passion, and excellence of the coffee industry. Millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on aromatic crops are also the target audience for this initiative. The first International Coffee Day was inaugurated by ICO in Milan in 2015. Nevertheless, various nations observe their national coffee day on different dates throughout the year.

Significance of International Coffee Day

All those who work in the coffee industry and associated fields are honoured on International Coffee Day. The International Coffee Organization states that it also acknowledges that recycling waste from the coffee industry into new products and other energy sources generates important income and employment opportunities while lowering production costs.

Five Interesting Facts About Coffee

Technically, coffee beans are seeds

We refer to them as "beans" due to their resemblance to legumes, but they are the pits of the cherry-like berries that can be found on flowering shrubs.

The beverage was first made in 800 A.D.

According to legend, goat herders in the ninth century became aware of caffeine's effects when their goats began to "dance" after consuming the fruit of the Coffea plant. The original coffee was born when a local monk used the crop to make a drink that kept him awake at night.

The world's most expensive coffee can cost more than Rs.50000 per kg

One of the most expensive coffee varieties is derived from an Asian palm civet's excrement. The cat-like creature eats fruit including coffee cherries, but is unable to digest the beans. The excreted seeds produce a smooth, less acidic brew known as kopi luwak, but the method of production has drawn criticism from animal welfare activists.

Decaffeinated Coffee does not mean caffeine-free

According to experts, an eight-ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually contains two to twelve milligrams of caffeine. A typical cup of coffee contains between 95 and 200 milligrams of caffeine, while a can of cola contains between 23 and 35 mg.

Coffee increases Lifespan

Coffee continues to be one of the healthiest drinks in the world because it is full of antioxidants.

Coffee can contribute to longer, happier lives when drunk as part of a good, balanced diet and lifestyle, yet this health benefit may be affected if you choose to add cream, sugar, or syrup.

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