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June 2013 - A Little Coffee Trivia

June 2013 – A Little Coffee Trivia
J. Martinez & Company - Coffee Merchants
June 2013

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A Little Coffee Trivia

A Little Coffee Trivia

coffee cup icon The Finns drink more coffee per capita than any other country, consuming 12 kilos of coffee per year - that's over 26 pounds, or a half pound per person per week. The Scandinavian countries plus the Netherlands have the top six spots! The United States is down in the 26th spot with 4.2 kilos consumed per year per person.

coffee cup icon Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity by value, after oil. Our coffee, though, is all "specialty" coffee and trades higher than the commodity price, rewarding the higher quality producers. Specialty coffee sales, by dollar value, has doubled since 2001 and now has 50% of the US market. By volume it currently is about 37% of the coffee consumed in the US.

coffee cup icon In Saudi Arabia a woman can divorce her husband if he does not supply her with coffee.

coffee cup icon Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the Coffee Cantata about a woman addicted to coffee. Despite her father's best efforts, she gets both her coffee and her man in the end. The cantata was written in Leipzig during the coffee frenzy of the early 18th Century.

coffee cup icon The first webcam was invented at The University of Cambridge as a way to let researchers in the Systems Group know how much coffee was left in their shared coffee pot. This saved a trip for some of the researchers who were not stationed as close as the others.

coffee cup icon Teddy Roosevelt consumed about a gallon of coffee a day. His son stated that the President’s coffee cup was “more in the nature of a bathtub”. 

Improve Your Summer Brew

We are proud to have not just one, but two of our coffees, in Men's Health Magazine's top five brews for the summer: Wallenford Estate and RSW Estates. Check out the article in Men's Health.

Demi-Tasse Spoons

We are offering some beautiful vintage demi-tasse spoons from Birmingham, England. While Sheffield was famous for cutlery, Birmingham was the capital of forks and spoons. Our sets are from three different silversmiths and would make a lovely gift for your favorite coffee aficionado, or for yourself!
Vintage Sterling Silver Demi-Tasse Spoons with Gold Wash and Guilloche Enamel
Vintage Sterling Silver Demi-Tasse Spoons with Coffee Bean Ornament

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