What is Coffee??
What is Coffee?
Coffee is the seed of a cherry from a tree, an evergreen that grows to heights of 20
feet. They grow from sea level to approximately 6,000 feet, in a narrow subtropical
belt around the world. The three major growing regions in this belt are: Latin
America and the Caribbean Islands , Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, and Indonesia.
To simplify harvesting, the trees are pruned to 8 to 10 feet.
Coffee cherries ripen at different times, so they
are predominantly picked by hand. It takes
approximately 2,000 Arabica cherries to produce
just one pound of roasted coffee. Since each
cherry contains two beans, your one pound of
coffee is derived from 4,000 coffee beans.
The average coffee tree only produces one to
two pounds of roasted coffee per year, and takes
four to five years to produce its first crop.
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Coffee is the world's most popular beverage after water, with over 400 billion  
cups consumed annually.
Espresso has 1/3 of the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee.
During the American Civil War, when coffee was scarce, the citizens of New
Orleans used chicory as substitutes. Today, they would have their coffee with
chicory, which is mixed with a quantity of strong black coffee and hot, rich milk.
Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The
longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world economy, after oil.
In the year 1809, Melitta Bentz made a filter out of her son's notebook paper,
thus inventing the world's first drip coffee maker.
After the decaffeinating process, processing companies no longer throw the
caffeine away; they sell it to pharmaceutical companies.
Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks.
Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour. Brewed coffee and
espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes.
Blue Kangaroo
Coffee Roasters
7901 Se 13th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202
In the heart of Sellwood

Phone: 503-756-0224