International Coffee Day: 7 coffee facts that you didn't know

Every year, at the beginning of October, the world unites to celebrate International Coffee Day. A special date on which we pay tribute to this beverage that has become a crucial part of our culture, a vital economic resource for many regions and an endless source of curiosities.

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Coffee Mug to celebrate International Coffee Day

Therefore, today more than ever, we cannot fail to share with you some of the most surprising facts about coffee that you surely didn’t know. 

What you didn't know about Coffee

1. Coffee is an ancient tradition

Although it is not known exactly when coffee began to be consumed, this drink is not a modern discovery. Its origins date back to the IX century in Africa, more specifically in Ethiopia. 

According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), it is believed that the first beans of this plant were discovered in the Kaffa region, from where the name “coffee” originates. Since then, coffee spread to Arabia and, eventually, to the rest of the world, arriving in Mexico in 1795!

2. There is an International Coffee Day

Believe it or not, the importance of this drink is so huge that it even has a specific date to be celebrated, known as the International Coffee Day, which takes place on October 1st of each year.

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Celebrate coffee by commemorating all those who share this passion

This initiative was promoted by the ICO since 2014 and its goal was to provide not only an opportunity for coffee lovers to share their love for the beverage, but also to support coffee producers around the world.

3. It is the second most consumed beverage in the world

Following the magnitude of its popularity, coffee is positioned as the second most consumed beverage in the world, only surpassed by water. According to the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2,250 million cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day.

This fact reflects the extraordinary relevance of coffee in our daily lives. From the coffee shop on the corner to the cup you enjoy at home, coffee is part of our routine.

4. It has health benefits

Coffee is not only delicious, but it also offers a series of health benefits. Over the years, numerous studies have suggested that drinking coffee in moderation can have a positive impact on our health.

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Coffee as an ally to take care of our health

For example, according to the American Heart Association, coffee can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson and some types of cancer. That said, you should not exceed the recommended amounts, which for healthy adults revolves around 4 cups of coffee or up to 400 milligrams of caffeine.

5. It is a great source of productivity

This may not be a secret for many, but another of its great advantages is that thanks to its caffeine content, coffee has become an essential ally for many people in their quest to stay productive during the day.

As it acts as a natural stimulant and helps to increase concentration and alertness. Thus, providing that extra spark that many need to face daily tasks.

6. The most consumed coffee species in the world is Arabica coffee

Among all the coffee species, the queen of coffee cups is the Arabica, being the most consumed worldwide.

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Drinking coffee in the morning

Due to its smooth and sophisticated flavor, which ranges from floral to fruity notes with a slight touch of acidity, it has become the favorite of many. It even represents 70% of coffee production worldwide.

7. Mexico is one of the most important coffee producing countries

Mexico is one of the most important coffee producing countries in the world. With more than a dozen states involved in its cultivation, Mexico offers a diversity of flavors and coffee styles that capture the essence of its varied landscape.

Extending from Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Nayarit, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosí, to Colima, Querétaro, Tabasco and Jalisco, also famous for its tequila production.

Now that you know all the secrets that this delicious elixir hides, enjoying a cup of coffee will never be the same again.

Therefore, if you are a coffee lover and especially if you are looking for a special experience, we invite you to visit Pischán, a restaurant in the middle of the Mayan jungle. Where you will find your favorite beverages and an incomparable atmosphere of tranquility.

Join us on International Coffee Day and discover the flavor and magic of this and other millinery drinks. For more information you can contact the direct line 998 342 0198 or if you prefer you can consult the website.


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