A widely popular, often caffeinated, drink brewed from roasted beans of the coffee plant. There are a wide variety of coffees available worldwide.

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Do plastic single-serve brewed coffee packages leach toxic chemicals?

I have a filter coffee maker with a plastic coffee drip holder inside (e.g. K-cups). This almost boils the water as it drips through. There are concerns that these plastic coffee containers may ...
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Does storing powdered coffee in the fridge preserve its flavor better?

I'm Italian and, as you know, we make a big deal out of coffee. I found some people to be very much convinced that powdered coffee preserves its taste better when stored in the fridge. On the other ...
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Does replacing sweet drinks with coffee make you less depressed?

According to a news report in The Register, people who drink coffee are substantially less at risk from depression than those who drink sweetened drinks. The article reports: "Cutting out or down ...
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Are apples better than coffee to wake up?

As you can see in this google request answers, it is often said that eating an apple will wake you up better than coffee. Really? Are there scientific proof about this? (I mean not only assumptions ...
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Does chewing coffee grounds or beans give you more caffeine than drinking coffee?

Like the title say, I've always heard that, but I tried it but I can't really tell. So is there any scientific evidence for or against it?
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Does drinking coffee greatly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease?

Coffee is certainly one of science's most investigated beverages. Recently, I found the Lifehacker website stating: According to further research, regular coffee drinkers may have less of a risk ...
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Is coffee anti-cancerous?

http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeinated-coffee-the-anti-cancer-wonder-drug The above URL claims: Study after study has been showing the cancer fighting properties of coffee because of the rich ...
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Can coffee ground be used to reduce lead ions from drinking water?

In the past, I heard that affirmation at the ecology department of my university. I found it strange and did not believed it. So, is it true that coffee ground is and effective method to remove lead ...
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Can a single cup of coffee help a person to wake up and be more focused?

There are many examples of people claiming they need their morning cup of coffee in order to be able to function at their normal level: NIC blog: Like many early morning risers, I need my morning ...
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Does drinking coffee increase your chance of living longer?

A highly publicized study in the news this week has been used in a slew of articles to suggest that drinking several cups of coffee a day will extend your life. Coffee, caffeinated or ...
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Is Starbucks (et al) responsible for reduced calcium deficiencies

In Season 1, Episode 3 of the television series "True Blood", the following conversation takes place: Sookie: Marthaville’s gettin’ a Starbucks. Gran: I cannot for the life of me see why anybody ...
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Does Indonesian Kopi Luwak coffee have a distinctive taste?

The Indonesian Kopi luwak AKA civet coffee is the world's most expensive coffee at $160 per pound. Are there any testimonials, considering its premium price, that its taste even distinguishable ...
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Are fungal toxins prevalent in brewed coffee?

A question on Cooking SE brought up the fact that: One study showed that 91.7% of green coffee beans were contaminated with mold. This is before they were processed, which allows even more ...
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Will disposing of coffee grounds in the sink cause drain blockage?

My wife firmly believes coffee grounds must not be disposed of down the sink drain because they will cause a blockage in the waste pipes. She has it from family and from accounts on the world-wide ...
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Does burr-ground coffee taste different than blade-ground coffee?

There are two types of mechanical grinders for coffee: blade and burr. Blade grinders spin at high speed, chopping the beans into grounds, while burr grinders move the beans between burrs, which crush ...
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Does adding milk or cream in the coffee help reduce teeth stain?

I drink black coffee. In a coffee machine discussion long ago, someone said that he was also drinking it black, but he started adding milk to his coffee since his dentist told him that it's help ...
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Is drinking reheated coffee dangerous?

Someone once told me that reheating cold coffee releases poisonous chemicals in the coffee which makes it taste bad. Browsing the internet I can't find any conclusive results. Some say it tastes bad, ...
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Is there a correlation between coffee (or caffeine) and auditory hallucinations?

The news is full of claims today that 5 cups of coffee a day is enough to cause auditory hallucination. Professor Simon Crowe, of La Trobe University in Melbourne... ‘The combination of ...
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Is Coffee the most traded commodity in the world after Oil?

I have heard the claim that Coffee is the most traded commodity in the world right after Oil. Is there any proof of that? I have also heard that coffee is the most consumed beverage after water? Any ...
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Does drinking coffee improve concentration?

Will drinking a cup of coffee before I sit down to work improve my concentration, compared to drinking a cup of water?
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Does coffee cause children to grow slower?

One of the things claimed by several adults when I was little is that coffee would stop me from growing so I wasn't allowed to drink it, is there any truth to that claim? It doesn't seem completely ...