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Coffee trivia from NAMA


October 1, 2014
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Oct. 1, 2014, Chicago – In honour of
National Coffee Service Month in the U.S., the National Automatic
Merchandising Association has released some coffee trivia office coffee
service operators may want to share with their customers.

Oct. 1, 2014, Chicago – In honour of
National Coffee Service Month in the U.S., the National Automatic Merchandising Association has released some coffee trivia office coffee service operators may want to share with their customers.

  • The coffee plant originates from Ethiopia. Legends tell of an
    Ethiopian shepherd who noticed that sheep had more energy after eating
    wild coffee berries, so he tried some himself and stayed awake all
    night.
  • It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans drink a total of 350 million cups of coffee a day.
  • The U.S. spends $40 billion a year on coffee.
  • 40% of workers aged 18 to 34 say they can't concentrate as well without coffee.
  • 75% of Americans said they will only travel a quarter of a mile or less to buy a cup of coffee.
  • A regular 6 oz. cup of coffee contains about 150 milligrams of caffeine; most physicians call this a "therapeutic dose.”
  • Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease,
    respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and
    infections.
  • Among all of the major agricultural products of the world, coffee harvesting remains virtually untouched by mechanization.
  • Over 25 million people are employed in the coffee industry.
  • Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
  • The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank 50 cups of coffee a day.

NAMA has also released the Top 10 Occupations for Coffee Drinkers:

10. Scientists

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9. Marketing and Public Relations Professionals

8. Teachers

7. Engineers

6. Food Preparers

5. Financial/ Insurance Sales Representatives

4. Architects and Designers

3. Hotel Workers

2. Physicians

1. Nurses

CHICAGO — Sept. 15 — Did
you know that our love for coffee in the U.S., originated with tea? The
heavy taxes imposed on in the American colonies in 1773 resulted in the
Boston Tea Party, and Americans began to drink coffee as an expression
of freedom.

In honor of National Coffee Service Month, the National Automatic
Merchandising Association is sharing coffee trivia to highlight its
significance, evolution and impact on society.

History
» The coffee plant originates from Ethiopia. Legends tell of an
Ethiopian shepherd who noticed that sheep had more energy after eating
wild coffee berries, so he tried some himself and stayed awake all
night.

Consumption Trends
» It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans drink a total of 350 million cups of coffee a day.
» The U.S. spends $40 billion a year on coffee.

Office Coffee and Productivity
» 40% of workers aged 18 to 34 say they can't concentrate as well without coffee.
» 75% of Americans said they will only travel a quarter of a mile or less to buy a cup of coffee.

Health
» A regular 6-fl.oz. cup of coffee contains about 150 milligrams of caffeine; most physicians call this a "therapeutic dose."
» Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease,
respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and
infections.

The Business of Coffee
» Among all of the major agricultural products of the world, coffee harvesting remains virtually untouched by mechanization.
» Over 25 million people are employed in the coffee industry.

Miscellaneous
» Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
» The French philosopher Voltaire reportedly drank 50 cups of coffee a day.

Top 10 Occupations for Coffee Drinkers:
10. Scientists
9. Marketing and public relations professionals
8. Teachers
7. Engineers
6. Food preparers
5. Financial and insurance sales representatives
4. Architects and designers
3. Hotel workers
2. Physicians
1. Nurses

– See more at:
http://www.vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=EB79A487112B48A296B38C81345C8C7F&nm=Vending+Features&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=B9D62679054F47B39C9DF8013425ECF3#sthash.75O70xK0.dpuf

CHICAGO — Sept. 15 — Did
you know that our love for coffee in the U.S., originated with tea? The
heavy taxes imposed on in the American colonies in 1773 resulted in the
Boston Tea Party, and Americans began to drink coffee as an expression
of freedom.

In honor of National Coffee Service Month, the National Automatic
Merchandising Association is sharing coffee trivia to highlight its
significance, evolution and impact on society.

History
» The coffee plant originates from Ethiopia. Legends tell of an
Ethiopian shepherd who noticed that sheep had more energy after eating
wild coffee berries, so he tried some himself and stayed awake all
night.

Consumption Trends
» It is estimated that more than 100 million Americans drink a total of 350 million cups of coffee a day.
» The U.S. spends $40 billion a year on coffee.

Office Coffee and Productivity
» 40% of workers aged 18 to 34 say they can't concentrate as well without coffee.
» 75% of Americans said they will only travel a quarter of a mile or less to buy a cup of coffee.

Health
» A regular 6-fl.oz. cup of coffee contains about 150 milligrams of caffeine; most physicians call this a "therapeutic dose."
» Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease,
respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and
infections.

The Business of Coffee
» Among all of the major agricultural products of the world, coffee harvesting remains virtually untouched by mechanization.
» Over 25 million people are employed in the coffee industry.

Miscellaneous
» Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
» The French philosopher Voltaire reportedly drank 50 cups of coffee a day.

Top 10 Occupations for Coffee Drinkers:
10. Scientists
9. Marketing and public relations professionals
8. Teachers
7. Engineers
6. Food preparers
5. Financial and insurance sales representatives
4. Architects and designers
3. Hotel workers
2. Physicians
1. Nurses

– See more at:
http://www.vendingtimes.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=EB79A487112B48A296B38C81345C8C7F&nm=Vending+Features&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=B9D62679054F47B39C9DF8013425ECF3#sthash.75O70xK0.dpuf