1. Coffee is actually a fruit: Contrary to popular belief, a coffee bean is not a bean; rather, it is a fruit. . Instead, it’s present inside the coffee cherry as the pit (or seed). The bean is removed from the fruit as part of the harvest process.


2. Coffee beans cannot be used directly to eat like other beans but can only be ground into a powder and brewed before consumption. In other words, Ground coffee is NOT instant coffee and should not be consumed as such. Ground coffee requires a brewing tool to make coffee.

Therefore, before grinding, coffee must be roasted because the roasting process will change the chemical components in the coffee beans, creating a characteristic aroma and taste when drinking.


3. There are 2 main types of Coffee beans: Arabica & Robusta. Generally, Arabica coffee is more consumed and mostly used for Specialty Coffee rather than Robusta coffee which is mostly used for “Instant” or “Commercial” coffee. 

The main differences between them are their taste and where they are grown. When it comes to their difference in caffeine level, Robusta beans contain twice the level of caffeine than Arabica beans. Additionally, Robusta coffee is relatively smaller in size than the Arabica beans.


4. Different brewing methods create different tastes and textures of coffee. Brewing tools can be categorized into filter coffee makers (French press, Clever Dripper, Coffee filter), espresso machines, moka pot & coffee makers. So, essentially an espresso cannot be made with a french press or Moka pot except with the use of any variety of Espresso machine. 


5. Decaf does not mean Caffeine-free. Actually, there are 2-12 milligrams of caffeine present in an eight-ounce cup of decaf coffee. A typical cup of coffee contains between 95 and 200 milligrams of caffeine, while a can of cola contains between 23 and 35 mg.