Are you big on coffee too? Espresso, ristretto, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, americano, lungo, mocka, ice coffee... There's surely something for everyone! On International Coffee Day, discover some funny and surprising facts about this essential hot beverage.

The perfect time for a coffee is ...

Between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Indeed, this is the time when cortisol levels in the blood begin to drop and a sip of caffeine can helps us remain alert.


A long coffee is stronger than a short coffee

Because of the larger amount of water and the slower drip time, long coffee has more caffeine. However, short coffee makes it possible to better savour the aromas!


The country that consumes the most coffee in the world is...

Finland! Indeed, the country consumes about 12kg per capita per year. Maybe you thought it was Italy? Alas no, the “boot” only comes in at number 9.


The vast majority of coffee comes from Brazil

Brazil accounts for about 40% of world production. Another anecdote: in 1932, the country did not have enough funds to send its athletes to the Olympic Games, so they themselves had to sell coffee in order to earn enough money for their stay.


How much are you willing to pay for a coffee?

The most expensive coffee in the world is Black Ivory Coffee. It can fetch up to 2,500 € per kilogram. It is produced from coffee cherries partially digested and defecated by Thai elephants. Indeed!


Why go for a small cup?

North Korea holds the world record for the largest iced coffee. In 2014, the cup measured 3,3m high and 2,62 and contained and astounding 14,228 litres of coffee.