Put down that coffee you are drinking and read on to discover some facts you may not know about the beverage referred to by some as, “the elixir of life.” When you think about caffeine more often times than not you think about coffee, but caffeine is one of the elements that makes coffee one of the most desirable breakfast beverages. The following coffee infographic illustrates a list of things you may know, may not know, and will wish you possibly did not want to find out about coffee and caffeine.
Coffee Infographic: Interesting Facts #1
Coffee is a fruit and it grows on trees.
The coffee bean grows on trees that can reach 30 feet, but are methodically grown to be 10 feet so it is easier to pick the red bean.
Coffee Infographic - Interesting Facts #2
Hawaii is the only state that commercially grows coffee.
All the coffee you’re drinking in the US is imported, except Kona coffee from Hawaii. All the coffees are grown on the bean belt – the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn across the equator. The sunshine state is the only state in the US that grows coffee commercially due to its optimal climate for harvesting coffee.
Coffee Infographic - Interesting Facts #3
That dark roast coffee you are drinking has less caffeine than lighter roasts!
Because the process of roasting burns off caffeine, darker roasts actually contain less caffeine than light roast.
Coffee Infographic - Interesting Facts #4
Coffee is not the drink with the most caffeine
Generally coffee contains more caffeine than sugary energy drinks. But energy drink such as 5-hour energy can contain as much as 207 mg of caffeine in one serving. For most people, about 300 mg of caffeine a day is a healthy level of caffeine consumption. That is roughly equivalent to three cups of coffee.
Coffee Infographic - Interesting Facts #5
Too much coffee can be deadly
Death by caffeine overdose is rare. It would take around 10,000 mg of caffeine to kill someone who weights 150 pounds.
The Low Down
Coffee is a viable option for a nice pick-me up, but drinking too much is not good for your health. As always, too much of a good thing is not so good, and that goes the same for coffee. So, when you are enjoying your third cup of coffee in the afternoon, try to rethink your caffeine consumption and scale back just a tad. Try out maybe two cups of coffee a day, instead of seven.