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- It's the second most valuable commodity in the world, behind oil.
- You can chill coffee beans or grounds for a more flavorful brew at home.
- Coffee used to be classified as a "possible carcinogen leading to bladder cancer," but the World Health Organization's research has concluded that is (thankfully) not the case.
- You can actually die from too much coffee. But don't worry, you'd have to drink more than 100 cups to consume the lethal dose of caffeine.
- A grande coffee from Starbucks has the four times the amount of caffeine as a Red Bull.
- There are essentially two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Technically, there are dozens of coffee-bean varieties, but these are the two that are cultivated for drinking. Robusta beans have twice the amount of caffeine as Arabica.
- Aerating your coffee is the easiest way to transform it from flat to flavorful and slightly frothy.
- Coffee beans come from a plant. Basically, coffee is a cherry-like fruit that has a coffee bean in the center — check it out!
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- There's one Starbucks coffee you can only get at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle and nowhere else. And yes it's worth a trip.
- There's a coffee shop that sells coffee in a waffle cone (seriously).
- Rinsing the paper filter with hot water before brewing will make your pour-over coffee taste better.
- Seattle has the most coffee shops out of any US state; it has roughly one shop per 2,200 people.
- Finland is the world's most caffeinated country.
- Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a year.
- There are lots of health benefits of coffee, including improved memory.