In December 2001 Brazil produced a scented postage stamp to promote its coffee - the smell should last between 3 and 5 years.
When shopping for perfume, take some coffee beans with you in your bag and have a good sniff in between smelling each perfume to refresh your nose!
Sprinkle spent coffee grounds around the base of your garden plants and it will stop snails and slugs from munching them!
A mixture of coffee grounds and sugar, fed to a pot plant and watered regularly, will revive houseplants that have turned yellow in winter.
Some of the worlds most powerful business, including Lloyds of London and the New York Stock Exchange, started life as a coffee houses.
Vincent Van Gogh was a big frequenter of the café society and famously said “I have tried to show the café as a place where one can go mad.”
Pope Clement VIII loved coffee and authorised its use.
Revolutions have been planned in coffee houses, namely the French and the American Revolutions.
At the end of the 16th century records show there were at least 500 cafes in Istanbul alone. The first European cafes were opened by immigrants from Asia around 1650.
The coffee cherries turn from yellow to orange and then bright red, 6 - 8 months after flowering.
When it is in bloom, the coffee tree is covered with 30,000 white flowers which begin to develop into fruit after 24 - 36 hours.
There are 900 different flavours of arabica. Complex and very volatile, they deteriorate if exposed to air and light.