Today is International Coffee Day and the organization who brings you this special day has chosen their 2018 theme.
Celebrate International Coffee Day every day by starting your day off right or getting a little pick me up in the afternoon at World Food Trucks. We are there for you at 5811 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, Florida 34746.
The new theme for this eventful holiday is “Women in Coffee.”
Why choose “Women in Coffee” for the theme? That is because women play an integral part in the success of any coffee chain. They take part in all the key aspects, planting seeds, trading and brewing. We can’t forget drinking the coffee too!
The International Coffee Organization began this special event just just three years ago in 2015. Special activities were held across 35 countries around the world. That continued to grow to 54 countries in 2016 and across all continents in 2017.
This organization actually acts as the main intergovernmental organization for coffee. It combines all the exporting and importing governments so all challenges facing the world coffee sector can be tackled and handled.
The International Coffee Organization offers a number of activities you can take part in to celebrate International Coffee Day!
· Host a coffee cupping in your home, office or local coffee shop
· Make a video about your love for coffee to upload to social media with #InternationalCoffeeDay
· Host a lecture with your local coffee expert
· Run an art competition with coffee as the theme and hold an exhibition to display all the entries (photos, poems, short stories, paintings)
· Host a coffee workshop or master class
· Organize a visit to a coffee farm and or washing station to get everyone interested in growing coffee
· Have a screening of a coffee-related film
Here are some really awesome fun facts about coffee! We bet you didn’t know number 6!
1. There are 25 million farmers involved in producing coffee, making it the second most traded commodity.
2. Espresso actually translates to “when something is forced out” in English, which is actually what happens, forcing boiling water through pressed coffee grounds.
3. 40% of the world’s coffee is produced in Brazil.
4. Of all the 50 states, Hawaii is the only one which grows coffee commercially because of its proximity to the equator.
5. Not a drink, but coffee was originally a food! That’s right, coffee berries were mixed with fat to create energy rich snacks.
6. They tried to ban coffee - five times throughout history!
7. New York is a caffeinated state! New Yorkers drink seven times (7x!) as much coffee as anywhere else in the USA.
8. If you want your coffee to stay warm, add cream.
9. If you need to dilute the effects of the caffeine in your coffee, add milk.
10. Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts. The flavor may be stronger, the roasting process burns off some of the caffeine.
11. Opposed to popular opinion, decaf does not indicate that the coffee is caffeine-free. It just has a lot less ( 2 - 12 milligrams of caffeine as compared to 95 - 200 milligrams in caffeinated coffee.
12. 80% of American adults consume caffeine every day.
13. In the USA 400 million cups of coffee are consumed each day which adds up to 146 billion cups each year.
14. Coffee bills for an average worker? $1100 annually.
Wow, that’s a lot of new knowledge on coffee! Come try ours out at World Food Trucks in Kissimmee, Fl, right outside of Disney!