March 18, 2020 4 min read

11 Coffee Related World Records

Have you ever wondered what is the largest cup of coffee ever?

          Have you ever thought - how many cups of coffee can I make in 1 hour?

                                      NO ? it’s ok, neither do we ;)


However, we have gathered a few amazing, funny, and odd world records, which every Coffee Mad should know:


  1. The Most Expensive Coffee Pod

The most expensive coffee pod is sold as a set of five at a cost of $77.60 Singaporean dollars per pod ($ 54.63 USD, £43.65 GBP) and is sold by Medano Coffee Pte Ltd (Singapore), as verified on 10 February 2017

Each box set of five coffee pods costs 388 Singaporean dollars ($ 273.15       USD, £ 218.25 GBP).




  1. Largest Coffee Shop

The largest coffee shop is the Al Masaa Café which has 1,050 seats. The coffee shop was inaugurated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 13 August 2014


  1. Largest Coffee Painting

The largest coffee painting measures 158.37 m² (1704 ft² 97 in²), and was achieved by Alex Dzaghigian (Cyprus) in association with 300 Spartans+ Superjump, in Sparta, Greece, on 6 January 2020.










  1. Largest Cup Of Coffee

The largest cup of coffee contains 22,739.14 litres (5,001.91 UK gal; 6,007.04 US gal), and was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) at Parque de Bolívar, Chinchiná, Caldas, Colombia on 15 June 2019.


In order to build this giant cup, fifty people worked for more than a month on this project.

The drink prepared was Arabic coffee.


  1.  Fastest Time To Drink A Cup Of Coffee

The fastest time to drink a cup of coffee is 4.35 seconds and was achieved by Andre Ortolf (Germany) in Augsburg, Germany, on 8 August 2019.

Andre is a serial record breaker and holds many more Guinness World Records titles.


  1. Coffee-Powered Truck Sets Speed Record

UK engineer and conservationist Martin Bacon took the notion of having a caffeine boost to a whole new level last month after setting a new world record for the fastest coffee-powered vehicle.

Driving his 'Bean Machine' - a Ford P100 pick-up he has converted by installing a gassifier at the back of the truck - the 42-year-old managed to drive at an average speed of 105.451 km/h (65.536 mph) during a run at Woodford Airfield in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The modification allows the vehicle to make use of coffee chaff pellets - the waste product from coffee production. These are heated in a charcoal fire where they break down into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The generated gas is then used to power the truck's regular petrol engine.

Starting the car is more of an art than simply turning an ignition key. Martin fires up the boiler using kindling and a fire-lighter and then, having loaded the coffee pellets, has to wait for the gas pressure to build up.

Conditions on the day of the attempt were pretty chilly, but that didn't stop With the engine coaxed into a smooth purr, and we were ready to start the challenge on a chilly morning on the runway of a disused aerodrome near Stockport (UK). The first run was very good and was a lot quicker that the minimum of 100 km/h.

However, he needed to do a second run in the opposite direction within one hour to meet the stringent guidelines set by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.

His second run was somewhat slower, forcing Martin into some on-the-road tinkering to optimise the engine performance.

Speaking after the attempt, Martin said: 'We're thrilled to have taken the speed record for the fastest car of this kind.


  1. Largest Iced Coffee

The largest iced coffee is 14,228.1 litres (3,129.7 UK gal; 3,758.7 US gal) and was created by Caffé Bene (South Korea), in Yangju, South Korea, on 17 July 2014.

Iced black Americano was used. The cup measured 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in) tall and 2.62 m (8 ft 7 in) wide.


  1. Largest Coffee Tasting Event

Sharing good things always feels great, doesn’t it?

Paulig Group created a coffee blend specifically for their “City Line” called Paulig Café Moscow. To celebrate Moscow City Day, 2,133 coffee lovers took part in a Guinness World Records attempt for the largest coffee tasting event, which took place on 7th September 2019. Now, that’s the ultimate way of sharing!




  1. Fastest Cappucino’s Making In An Hour

What better way to quench people’s never-ending thirst for a caffeinated brew than with the most cappuccinos made in an hour (individual), achieved by Liza Thomas (Australia) who assembled 420.

  1. Largest Coffee Party (Single Venue)

The largest coffee party in a single venue involved 8,162 participants and was set by Krüger GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) at the Jugendpark in Cologne, Germany, on 30 August 2009 All grown-up participants were given a wristband and an ice coffee drink in a bottle at the entrance. By counting the number of remaining wristbands in the end and deducting people that didn’t take the free coffee drink the final number of participants was established.




  1. Largest Human Picture Of A Coffee Pot

The largest human image of a coffee pot consists of 5,403 participants, and was achieved by India International School L.L.C Sharjah (UAE), in Sharjah, UAE, on 6 December 2018.

The image represented a tilted UAE Dallah coffee pot.




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