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Coffee Fun Facts That Every Java Lover Will Appreciate

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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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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