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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


How much do you know about the cup of coffee you crave upon waking? Click here to view a very long infographic, "Where does coffee come from where coffee comes from? A journey from bean to cup."

Coffee has a long history that, believe it or not, began before the first Dunkin' Donuts opened back in 1950 in Quincy, MA! Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast [641.3 PEN] reveals nearly all in 520 pages! The Book of Tea & Coffee by Sarah Jane Evans [641.2 EVA] has a more abbreviated history and also tells you how to brew the perfect cup.

Peggy Lee even sings about coffee in Black Coffee [CD FEMALE VOCALIST LEE]

And, what good is a cup of coffee without something delicious to accompany it? Make one of the recipes in Carole Walter's Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More: 200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight [641.815 WAL].

If you have concerns about caffeine, some of your questions may be answered by a fact sheet from the National Institutes of Health.

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