Did you know that Tuesday, September 29th was National Coffee Day? If not, better drink up a few more cups to make up for the oversight.
To continue the celebration (because seriously, every day should be National Coffee Day), here are a few world records regarding the coffee industry and the consumption of coffee.
World Record for Largest Cup of Coffee
The largest cup of coffee was created by Caffee Bene in South Korea on July 17, 2014. The mug holds 3,758 gallons of coffee.
World Record for Largest Collection of Coffee Pots
Germany resident Robert Dahl has had the title of largest collection of coffee pots since November 2012. He owns 27,390 coffee pots.
World Record for Largest Coffee Shop
The largest coffee shop in the world is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Al Masaa Cafe is large enough to house 1,050 seats.
World Record for Largest Iced Coffee
This isn’t the same deal as the largest cup of coffee. GourmetGiftBaskets.com presented the largest iced coffee at the Mandalay Resort in Las Vegas in 2010, which held 1,500 gallons of the cold drink. It was also chilled to 45 degrees.
World’s Largest Coffee Cup Pyramid
Melanie Lütkefent, Vanessa Höft, Miriam Plümer, Arman Schlieker, and Damian Krey built a 13-foot tall pyramid out of coffee cups. It took 22,140 cups and 8 hours to complete.
World’s Fastest Espresso Machine
Switzerland owns the fastest machine, the Swiss Espresso Extractor, and it brews three gallons of espresso in one minute.
The Longest Journey by a Coffee-Powered Car
Here’s an unusual world record regarding coffee. In March 2010, a 1988 Volkswagon Scirocco traveled 209 miles powered only by coffee. The Guinness Book of World Records called the car the Car-puccino, which can zoom one mile for every 56 espressos and travel as fast as 60 miles per hour.
It’s probably still cheaper to power your vehicle with gasoline.