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Facts on coffee: the drink that unites the world
For many all around the globe, coffee is a way of life. From the first wake-up cup of the morning to our desserts and the very last sip of bedtime decaf. Allow us to inspire you with some coffee trivia.
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Coffee bean facts
There are 2 types of beans: Arabica & Robusta. Arabica tends to have a fruitier, sweeter taste whereas Robusta is more acidic and higher in caffeine content. Our collection features blends with both beans for lovers of variety.
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Coffee bean fun facts
Did you know that coffee beans are actually berries? Coffee beans are only called beans because of their resemblance to them. They are actually berries. It is believed coffee was first discovered by Ethiopian herders, who saw their goats dancing wildly after eating the red coffee berries.
Coffee nutrition facts

Calories: 2.4
Total Fat: 0.1 g.
Saturated Fat: 0g.
Trans Fat: 0g.
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g.
Monounsaturated Fat: 0g.
Cholesterol: 0 mg.
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Espresso coffee facts: A SINGLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO USES ABOUT 50 COFFEE BEANS
Just a single bad bean can ruin the taste. Our beans are hand-picked by the experts, never allowing a single bad seed to pass their inspection. Learn more about the exciting world of coffee production.
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Roasted coffee bean facts
A misconception about the colours of coffee beans is that dark roast and light roast coffee beans actually have a similar amount of caffeine. An opposing view held by many is that the darker the roast level, the lower a bean’s caffeine since much of it is lost or "burned off" during roasting. The truth is that caffeine changes very little during a roast, and that the amount is the same.
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ITALIAN DESSERT TIRAMISU IS FLAVOURED WITH COFFEE
Coffee is so versatile that it has found its way into our cooking. Discover L’OR Coffee recipes.
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50% OF THE WORLD'S GREEN COFFEE GOES INTO CREATING INSTANT COFFEE
L’OR Coffee is available as either beans, ground, instant or capsule. How do you find the soulmate to your cup? Explore the art of choosing.
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THE PERFECT SERVING TEMPERATURE FOR AN ESPRESSO IS 70°C
Why not try it yourself? Experience the sublime taste of L’OR espresso.
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IN ITALIAN, RISTRETTO MEANS ‘RESTRICT’
This drink may be a mere 25 ml, but it packs a huge punch. Find your boost of energy in our Ristretto coffee pods.
IN ITALIAN, RISTRETTO MEANS ‘RESTRICT’
This drink may be a mere 25 ml, but it packs a huge punch. Find your boost of energy in our Ristretto coffee pods.
THE PERFECT SERVING TEMPERATURE FOR AN ESPRESSO IS 70°C
Why not try it yourself? Experience the sublime taste of L’OR espresso.
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Swiss New Decaf coffee method fun facts
The Swiss method of making coffee without caffeine is to submerge the coffee beans into very hot water. By simply submerging the beans, the caffeine seeps out of the coffee beans. The beans, with less caffeine, are used to make a delicious cup of Decaf coffee. Indulge in our Ristretto decaf.
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COFFEE IS AN IDEAL
PRE-WORKOUT DRINK
Having caffeine before exercise has shown to improve physical performance and help burn off more calories.
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The definition of Cappuccino
Did you know that cappuccino in Italian means ‘Little Hood’? It is said that the hooded robes of monks of the so called Capuchin Friars, has been the inspiration behind it. Because the cup of coffee resembles the Capuchin robe colors. Find out more about the different coffee types.
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THE DUTCH ARE AMONGST THE BIGGEST COFFEE LOVERS IN THE WORLD
Indulging in a delightful 2.4 cups a day.
COLOMBIA PRODUCES AN ASTOUNDING 11.5 MILLION BAGS OF COFFEE PER YEAR
Its lush climate and clean air create the perfect environment for the Arabica bean.
ALL COFFEE IS GROWN WITHIN 1000 MILES OF THE EQUATOR
This tropical strip is known as the coffee belt and includes countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia. Our origins collection is influenced by the unique environment of the homelands.
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COLUMBIA PRODUCES AN ASTOUNDING 11.5 MILLION BAGS OF COFFEE PER YEAR.
Its lush climate and clean air create the perfect environment for the Arabica bean.
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