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10 Facts about Coffee in Bradenton

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Do you ever wonder where your morning coffee in Bradenton comes from? How many different origins and types of coffee there are? The difference between single-origin coffee and blended coffee? How coffee is grown? Where it is grown? How much is sold each year?

Coffee beans in mug

If so, you are in the right place to learn some interesting facts about coffee! Bradenton coffee is so much more than a dose of caffeine to jumpstart your day… For starters, single-origin Bradenton coffee is imported and exported from all over the world. In America there are just a few different origins of coffee that can be found. Here is are some of those countries:

Indonesia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, Brazil, Jamaica, Indonesia, Uganda, Vietnam, Cuba, Turkey, India, Tanzania (who even knew that is a country?!), Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Thailand… 

Who would have ever thought coffee is sourced from that many countries! To take it up another level, coffee is actually grown, farmed, and traded in over SEVENTY different countries across the world! 

Coffee has the ability to bring people together from all different nationalities, tribes, countries, and walks of life… However, this is just the first of 10 facts in this blog that covers all the different facts of coffee in Bradenton. 

2. Coffee beans are NOT actually beans…

They are cherries! Coffee plants produce a grape-like cherry that is not immediately ready for brewing and consumption. They must go through a process called roasting. This dries up the cherry, hardens the fruit, and turns it into a dried up bean. They can be roasted through a natural process, washed process and wet-hull process. The final roast can be light, medium, and dark, depending upon the preferred strength. Bourbon-barrel aged coffee roasting is very popular too where coffee beans rest in barrels after roasting.

3. There are various ways to make coffee…

You can use a traditional drip coffee machine, pour overs, french press, aero presses, Keurig machines, and many other options! Bradenton’s Banyan Coffee’s favorite method is an old fashioned pour over!

4. There are over 35,000 coffee shops in America

Depending on where you live, there may be more or less, depending on the demand. This number excludes convenience stores, gas stations, and other places that sell coffee in addition to other items. The annual revenue for coffee shops in the United States in 2018 was over $45 billion!

Coffee shop

5. There are several different types of Bradenton Coffee

Coffee can be single-origin, blended (where different coffees are combined), decaf, espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, decaf, latte, Arabica, black, and many more! We do not judge… Consume it how you like it!

6. Grocery and convenience store coffee is NOT fresh

Pre-ground coffee in containers creates a more bitter tasting and less fresh coffee. Buying whole coffee beans from a Bradenton coffee roaster like Banyan is crucial to make sure your coffee stays fresh for longer periods of time. When coffee drinkers buy their beans pre-ground in bags and containers, the coffee begins breaking down immediately. However, buying coffee beans whole, and grinding them just before drinking it allows for a smoother, fresher coffee that will get your day started right! Pre-ground beans that sit around for a while creates more surface area for the coffee to be exposed to its environments. By keeping it in a whole bean until the drinking process, you will have a smooth coffee every time. Grinding coffee opens it to oxygen degasses, releasing the gasses built up in the roasting process. This is a good thing but does not need to happen until you are ready to drink it. However, if it is ground, the longer it will de-gass, causing the coffee to lose more flavor and aroma, creating a flat brew that tastes stale.

Coffee beans

7. That is a TON of coffee!

Over 170 million bags of coffee are produced each year… This translates to 10.5 million tons of coffee grown, farmed, roasted, and consumed each year… To break it down further, this equates 21 million pounds of coffee. For reference, a fully-loaded 18-wheeler weighs on 80,000 pounds. That is a lot of coffee!

8. Deep roots!

It is believed that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia may have been the first country coffee was discovered but Yemen is the first country coffee was consumed in and made popular. This Arabica coffee is responsible for putting coffee on the world map. Coffee was first discovered in the early 15th century in Ethiopia and Yemen. Some people believe it could date as far back as the 9th century. The first accounts of its discoveries are recorded in the 15th century. It is said that a goat farmer noticed one of his goats was acting very sporadically throughout the fields during the days and all hours of the night after consuming berries from a certain bush. The goat-herder, Kaldi, thus discovered the life-giving energy of caffeine as his flock continued to eat the berries in front of him. After observing this, Kaldi decided to try the berries for himself (can you blame him?! Imagine being a goat farmer and working all day without coffee…). Kaldi experienced the same side effects as his goats. In awe of what he just discovered, he immediately took it to a monk at a monastery near where his goat herd was. However, the monk disapproved of Kaldi’s discovery and threw the berries into a fire, thus creating a pleasant-smelling smoke. Other monks smelled the smoke and came over to figure out what was going on. At this point, they collected the roasted beans, ground them up, and dissolved them in water, creating the world’s first cup of coffee.


Coffee Farm in Yemen

9. A popular drink!

Alongside tea, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world!

10. Coffee can be addictive!

Our bodies can develop a tolerance to caffeine, thus having to increase the amount of coffee needed to feel alert. Always consume coffee in moderation and focus on getting a good night of sleep. Coffee is always more enjoyable when you are alert and can enjoy the aroma of a fresh cup of single-origin Bradenton coffee!

Banyan’s Bradenton Coffee

This is not an exhaustive list of all the different facts about coffee but are some that stuck out to us! Coffee in Bradenton is not just a beverage, it is also an experience. It is our goal to provide our customers with the best single-origin coffee, as fresh as possible, while sharing all there is to know about coffee. Our Bradenton coffee roasters work passionately to deliver a product that outperforms a market where it seems like there is a coffee shop on every corner in Palmetto, Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice.

Banyan Coffee Company Mobile Truck

Head to our shop and try one of our roasts today to get the full experience of a fresh cup of coffee, ethically sourced and farmed, and roasted with with passion in Bradenton. Banyan’s Bradenton Coffee has a various to different coffees to try! Banyan Coffee offers free shipping on all orders over $25. Our Bradenton coffee is also a great gift to teachers as they head back to the classroom this summer and fall!