Coffee facts

Fact#1 Caffeine can be lethal – Extreme overdose can result in death. The median lethal dose of caffeine in humans is dependent on weight and individual sensitivity and estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass, roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult taken within a limited time frame that is dependent on half-life. Caffeine

Here are some other interesting facts from a product website:

  • Worldwide, over 1400 million cups of coffee are consumed daily.
  • One coffee tree (or shrub) yields less than half a kilo of Coffee per year.
  • Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (Oil is first).
  • Coffee is the worlds second most popular drink after water.
  • Brazil alone produces around 40% of the worlds coffee supply.
  • 1Kg of roasted beans requires 4 -5,000 coffee beans.
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  • Ground coffee loses aroma and freshness in 4 minutes when
  • half life of coffee is 2 hours
  • 1 billion people drink coffee daily
  • Coffee is the largest commodity market in the world
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