1. After coffee beans are decaffeinated, coffee manufacturers sell the caffeine to soft drink makers and pharmaceutical companies.
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  2. The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.
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  3. Chock Full O'Nuts coffee does not contain nuts. It's named for a chain of nut stores the founder converted into coffee shops.
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  4. Starbucks is named for Captain Ahab’s first mate.
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  5. The founders had considered naming it Pequod's, after Ahab’s ship.
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  6. Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
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  7. The average U.S. worker spends $1,092 on coffee each year.
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  8. In 1674, the "Women's Petition Against Coffee" said java was turning British men into "useless corpses" and proposed a ban for those under 60.
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