Having coffee is a daily ritual for many around the world. In the U.S., 63% of the adult population drinks coffee every day. And there are a lot of different ways people get their jolt of java — be it a home pour-over, a cup from your local bodega or a natural processed Panama Geisha that, at $75 a cup, was touted as the world’s most expensive coffee.
But a lot of us who drink coffee never really stop to think about what it is. First and foremost, it’s an agricultural product — grown, harvested and processed like many of the other foods we eat every day. Few know that coffee bean isn’t a bean at all. It’s the pit of a cherry.