Iced coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages around the world. With the combination of its flavor, energy boost, and refreshing qualities, iced coffee is being offered in new forms and flavors every day. For such a basic concept (coffee, but cold), there’s a lot to learn.
- The caffeine in an average cup of coffee can take up to 24 hours to leave your body
It’s recommended that you don’t drink coffee after the first hour of being awake, but we all do it. It’s said to maintain its stimulating effects on the body for 8-24 hours. If you should only have one cup a day, you better make sure that’s some darn good coffee.
- The first ever webcam was made at The University of Cambridge in order to let people know if the coffee pot was filled
Not sure if that’s pure obsession or excessive laziness. Either way, coffee was one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world even back then.
- New Yorkers drink 7 times more coffee than any other U.S city
The United States is the hub of coffee drinkers, so it’s safe to safe that New York is slightly obsessed. Maybe it’s all those Wall Street workers trying to stay awake that are boosting the stats, or maybe it’s just the fact that 1,700 coffee shops (not including other stores/restaurants that sell coffee) call the big apple their home.
4. Iced Coffee around the world varies dramatically
While they’re all based on similar flavors and concepts, an iced coffee in Hong Kong or Brazil is drastically different from an iced coffee made in America. Hong Kong mixes coffee, tea, and milk in their concoction to double the caffeine. Brazil gets even fancier by adding tons of chocolate as well as soda to their coffee.
- Iced Coffee products make up 25% of coffee store menus
Just a few years ago, there was no such thing as cold brew or iced coffee drinks. The closest thing to such was when you abandoned your morning coffee mug and went back to it around lunchtime. Look how far we’ve come.
- Most coffee is made at home
While the top 3 companies ranked in coffee sales are Starbucks, McDonald's, and Dunkin, the bulk of the coffee consumed is made at home. From the Coffee Mate to the Keurig to the brand new Coldwave, new products are being created every day to aid in your easily accessible home brewed coffee needs.