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April 30, 2014

“15 Weird Things we totally didn’t know about Coffee.”

Photo: David Leggett on Flickr.

> It’ll only grow in the coffee belt.

> Only one US state is in the coffee belt.

> Finland does 3x what Americans do.

> Without bees, no coffee.

> 40 coffee beans = one shot of espresso.

> Caffeine is a natural insecticide.

> Caffeine is technically poison. Kind of.

> It also makes you happy (dopamine!).

Coffee Pickers in Timor-Leste

> It’s a psychoactive drug!

> It has lots of real scientifically-validated medical benefits!

All this and a shirtless guy and more, here. 

> The lighter the roast of coffee, the more caffeine it has. Counterintuitive, but true.

> How to make it when you’re camping.

> climate change is already reducing coffee harvests, upping prices…Starbucks so concerned they’re lobbying Washington.

> Keurig Will Use DRM In New Coffee Maker To Lock Out Refill Market (techdirt.com) Quote: “The future fucking blows if I have to jailbreak my god damn coffee maker.” Also: The K-cup coffee pods discarded in 2013 would have encircled the globe 10 times. (qz.com)

coffee porn funny sexy cafe espresso brunch

> “Nescafe adds a formulated coffee aroma to the top of instant coffee jars before sealing them so that you get that ‘fresh coffee’ smell when you open the jar the first time. (cooksinfo.com)

> “Coffee was so influential in Turkish culture that the Turkish word for ‘breakfast’ literally translates to ‘before coffee’ and the word brown translates to ‘the color of coffee.’ (en.wikipedia.org)

> Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once. (drinks.seriouseats.com)

Bonus: Men being jerks about coffee.

 

Too much of a good thing? Try this:

Start your day with water & lemon. ~ Dr. David Jockers

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