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10 Odd Facts About Coffee

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3. Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets got his start doing coffee ads.

4. During World War II there was a coffee drinking competition between the branches of the military. The Marines claimed to drink the most – twenty cups a day.

5. Coffee was so scarce in Germany that during WWII “coffee bombs” or bags of coffee were dropped from planes to turn the people against their government.

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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

Interesting!

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

Thanks.

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

Thanks.

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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