Tomorrow, September 29th, is National Coffee Day – and we all know who has the perfect cup of java! Here are some fun facts about coffee as we know it, and how it came to be.
According to professional coffee tasters, there are four components to the perfect cup of coffee – aroma, body, acidity, and flavor.
From the first opening of the bag of coffee, the aroma percolates your senses. Even non-coffee lovers tend to enjoy the fragrances that come from roasted coffee beans. When it comes to determining the body of a coffee, the bean, the roast, and the brew all factor in. The coffee bean affects the texture of the finished product – whether it’s creamy or silky, thick or thin. The region where a coffee bean is grown determines the acidity. The higher the elevation the coffee grows at, the higher the acidity and the quality. Coffees with high acidity are considered brighter and dryer. In addition to the caffeine boost that coffee provides, coffee lovers cherish the flavor – whichever flavor they prefer. Whether drank morning or night, black or with cream and sugar, hot or cold, coffee provides enjoyment for millions – even when decaffeinated.
Ever wonder where coffee originated? There are many accounts of how the first coffee came about but the earliest credible evidence leads to the middle of the 15th century in the monasteries of Yemen. It was here that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed. In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East and the first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. This coffee then spread to Italy, the rest of Europe, Indonesia, and the Americas.
Brazil produces more coffee in the world than any other country. More than 50 countries around the world grow coffee, providing a delicious variety for coffee connoisseurs around the world.
QuickChek coffee offers delicious flavor to our customers every day, but take this opportunity to encourage them to have some extra of their favorite QuickChek blend tomorrow!