Coffee Fun Facts That Every Java Lover Will Appreciate

Did you know coffee loses 70 percent of its flavor in just two minutes? Or that decaffeinated coffee isn't actually free of caffeine?

• Coffee loses 70% of its flavor in two minutes.

• Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world.

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• New Yorkers drink seven times as much coffee as the rest of the U.S.

• But the U.S. only clocks in at number 26 on the list of top coffee consumption per capita.

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• Finland takes the crown, with each Finn drinking 12 kg, or 26.5 lbs, per year.

• Dark roast contains less caffeine than light roast.

• University of Cambridge researchers invented the first webcam to monitor their lab’s coffee situation. Every 20 seconds, a camera snapped images to save them from a wasted trip to an empty pot.

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• Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free. While certainly a step down from the average 95-165 milligrams in regular coffee, decaf still contains 2-5 milligrams of the stimulant.

• Once caffeine is removed from coffee, the extracted product is often sold to companies in the soda and energy drink industry.

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