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3 interesting facts about coffee plants

Here at UK Vending it goes without saying that we love a good coffee, and we pride ourselves on delivering the very best right to your workplace, school, or wherever you may be. Sometimes we ask ourselves probing-questions about what coffee is, what coffee means to people. Then we jump on the internet and find the answers to our questions, such as how long can a coffee plant live for?

Robusta beans have a higher caffeine content than Arabica beans.

Since Robusta varieties are normally used for making coffee blends for standard brewing, this type of coffee is stronger than espresso, which is typically made of Arabica beans. Usually, espresso coffee contains only a third of the caffeine content you’ll find in a brewed cup of joe. 

The typical annual yield of a mature coffee plant is about 5 pounds of green coffee beans.

It’s interesting that from 5 pounds of green coffee beans, we get less than one pound of beans after roasting, according to coffee statistics worldwide. Based on information from 2016, Brazil produced about 2.5 million metric tons of coffee beans.

A coffee plant can live up to 100 years.

However, coffee plants live 40–50 years on average when they are properly cared for.

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