National Gourmet Coffee Day – January 18

National Gourmet Coffee Day 

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Facts on Coffee 

  • Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. A brewed beverage can be served hot or cold.
  • Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content.
  • Erna Knutsen first used gourmet or Specialty coffee in 1974 in an issue of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal.
  • According to the Coffee Association of America (SCAA), coffee that scores 80 points or above on a 100-point scale is graded gourmet.
  • Gourmet coffee market share has increased from 1% to 20% in the last 25 years and continues to grow in the US.