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8 Great Coffee Facts

  1. Coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity in the world, only second to oil. (Source: GlobalExchange.org)
  2. Coffee beans are actually the seeds of coffee plants. (Source: Wikipedia)
  3. President Teddy Roosevelt may have consumed a gallon of coffee a day. (Source: Buzzfeed)
  4. The original New York Stock Exchange began in the Tontine Coffee House, a real coffee shop on Wall Street. (Source: Huffington Post)
  5. All coffee in the world is grown in the "Bean Belt," or the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. (Source: The Oatmeal)
  6. Coffee provides two-thirds of the caffeine in our diet, with soft drinks in second place and tea in third. (Source: TIME)
  7. Seattle has most coffee shops per capita in the country - 35 per 100,000. (Source: LiveScience)
  8. The iconic blue and white cardboard coffee cup so often seen on the streets of New York is called the Anthora, and was designed by a refugee from Nazi Europe named Leslie Buck. (Source: NY Times)