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10 Odd Facts About Coffee

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10 Odd Facts About Coffee

Since weird, random facts make me tick almost as loudly as coffee does, I was oh-so-glad to be directed to the Daily Shot of Coffee for this quotidian does of obscure nuggets about my morning (and afternoon…) drink of choice. Culled from the book, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee, here are ten amusing curiosities–for more on caffeine myths and facts as coffee pertains to health, see 7 Myths About Caffeine.

1. At one point, Brazil had such a coffee surplus that they tried to find other uses for it, including using it to make plastic.

2. The world record for most coffee consumption is 82 cups of coffee in 7 hours.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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7:39AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015

Love my coffee !!!!

2:30PM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing

12:04AM PDT on Jun 30, 2013


5:18PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

The most expensive coffee on earth is that which has been through the digestive tract of civet cats and picked out of their poop!

6:10PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013


5:38AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

My "Trick" about coffee came about when I began to look for ways to stop wasting all that left over coffee that no one wanted... I have several, believe it or not, but my absolute favorite came about when I learned to prefer my coffee at room temperature rather than "hot"... Now, it really IS "Good to the Last Drop"... (haven't wasted an ounce, now in going on 10 years...)

1:26AM PDT on May 20, 2013


6:32PM PDT on May 19, 2013

I'm not a coffee guy at all, can't stand the burnt flavor.

4:22PM PDT on May 19, 2013

Very interesting...

4:23AM PDT on May 19, 2013

The trick is to strive for a balance

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