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Fun facts from the world of coffee

Almost nothing is as delicious as a cup of well-brewed coffee. A tiny sip and it’s easier to face the challenges of the world.

  1. Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. We drink 400 billion cups a year all around the globe.
  2. Growing the coffee beans needed for a single cup of coffee requires around 140 liters of water!
  3. In historic Turkey, a woman could legally divorce her husband if he didn’t provide her with coffee.
  4. The color of cappuccino resembles the milky hazelnut color of the hooded robe of capuchin monks – that’s where the name of cappuccino (and, by the way, of capuchin monkeys) comes from.
  5. Not all coffee is grown the same way. Choose Fair Trade certified coffee. Fair trade means that the coffee producers were fairly compensated for their work, improving their work environment and life quality.
  6. Caffeine enables the brain to recognize words related to positive emotions but has no such effect on negative ones. This way coffee actually makes us happier.
  7. A normal worker spends 24 minutes a day making or serving hot drinks. Throughout an average lifetime, that’s 190 days of missed work!
  8. A “quick” coffee break – that’s all it should take! Coffee tastes best right after grinding. This unique flavor is produced by 900 different aromas that will no longer react with water 15 minutes later.
  9. The scent of coffee alone can reduce the effects of sleep deprivation in the brain.
  10. Vincent van Gogh was known for his coffee obsession. He claimed that “a cup of black” did wonders to his creativity. He famously said “I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime.”
  11. After oil, coffee is the second most popular commodity in the world.

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Where can you find us?

Our cafés in and around Budapest

Teréz körút

The first-opened California Coffee Company café soon became a favorite spot for young businesspeople and university students. Do you have a business meeting? Would you like to study? Would you like to relax in our comfy chairs with a cup of steaming coffee in your hand? You will find our café is the perfect spot. We await you with hot and cold coffee specialties, fresh sandwiches, and delicious cakes.

Szent István tér

We await coffee lovers with a fantastic view and real specialties in the heart of the city. Our café adjacent to the Basilica is always buzzing with life; the breathtaking panoramic view of the cathedral, great music and vibrant atmosphere attract young people and toursits from all over the world. Make sure to pop in and see for yourself!

Kálvin tér

Our second-to-open café is visited mainly by Hungarian and foreign students from nearby universities, so the atmosphere is always youthful and dynamic. It's a perfect place for a quick refreshment between two classes but if you don't mind the hum of conversation, you can find the perfect for studying as well. And you can do all this accompanied by the best coffee and delicious treats.

Liszt Ferenc tér

Our café in Liszt Ferenc tér can take you right back to past! The predecessor of this café was highly popular among guest around the turn of the century and we would like to make the place one of Budapest's most beloved cafés again. With the design, we were trying to preserve the cultural-historical heritage while adding a bit of young and dynamic style. Visit us and relive the past with a cup of steaming hot coffee.

Corvin sétány

Our latest shop just opened on the “restless” Corvin Passage as we call it. It is truly a nice and cozy shelter for you if you feel like having a break after the mal or just to recharge yourself after gym, having a coffee, a delicious cake or a sandwich. If you’re a student you don’t have to worry either. We are close to the unis and we made perfect working sections for you. All that matters is to make you smile at the end.

Premier Outlet

At Premier Outlet, you will find our café next to the restaurants, where you can take a break and have some refreshments during or after shopping while enjoying the full selection and all the flavours of California Coffee Company. If you're in a hurry, you can take away any of our coffees, sandwiches, or cakes for the road.