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  1. How Do They Get the Caffeine out of Decaf Coffee Beans? Your Coffee Questions Answered

    Still leaving the most important question: why?

    While the rest of you were taking the day off, Mental Floss debuted a new video series today called The Big Question. In its first episode, Craig Benzine explains how decaf coffee is made despite the difficulty inherent with the caffeine being part of coffee beans. Sadly, he never answers the bigger question of why anyone would ever drink decaf.

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  2. This Is Your Brain on Coffee: How Coffee Affects Your Brain and Body

    I like my brain like I like my coffee: full of caffeine.

    You know how coffee makes you feel. Depending on your necessary intake level, that's anywhere from "awake and alert" to "like a functioning adult human being." But what does the caffeine physically do to your brain and body to generate that feeling? This video from AsapSCIENCE will explain the science behind your brain fuel.

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  3. Alarm Clock Wakes You Up By Brewing You Coffee

    Why has it taken us so long to invent this?

    You know how that old coffee jingle goes: "the best part of waking up is when your alarm clock puts Folgers in your cup." Wait, that's not how it goes? Someone should probably tell the guy who invented an alarm clock that actually does just that, then. He's probably gonna feel pretty silly.

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  4. Keurig Is Planning to Make Coffee Machines That Only Work With Officially Licensed “Pods”

    I take my coffee black and DRM-free, please.

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are not content to have a single-serving Keurig coffee machine in every home and office building; they want dibs on those little pods you use to make the coffee, too. So like the movie industry and music industry before them, they've decided to shut out the competition with the cunning use of DRM-locks.

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  5. Science Shows Us How To Make The Most Out Of Our Coffee

    And no, it's not by injecting it directly into our veins

    If you suspect that your regular morning coffee is no longer giving you the same potent jolt it once did, you could be right--or maybe you're just sleep deprived and delirious. Turns out knowing when to drink coffee so that you can maximize its energy-giving potential is a delicate scientific matter, and beanheads everywhere are doing it all wrong.

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  6. So Apparently You Can Get Coffee To Run Out Of Your Household Taps [VIDEO]

    Because who wouldn't want to bathe in hot coffee on demand?

    Okay, so it's probably easier to use your one-cup coffee maker - but wouldn't it be way cooler if you could run hot coffee out of your taps? These two fellows from the Norwegian show Ikke gjør dette hjemme ("Do Not Do This At Home") set their house up to do just that, and it seems pretty instantly delicious.

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  7. “Dumb Starbucks” Is the Most Aptly Named Coffee Shop Ever

    At least they're honest.

    Strange things were afoot in L.A. this weekend as a "Dumb Starbucks" opened in the city's Los Feliz neighborhood. No, I don't have anything against Starbucks; this coffee shop is really called Dumb Starbucks. It's not clear whether it's a work of parody or a real coffee shop's marketing ploy, but neither will sit well with Starbucks.

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  8. Bottoms Up! Study Shows Your Morning Coffee May Boost Your Memory

    That's pretty good in addition to boosting our ability to behave like normal humans.

    In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers found that participants who consumed the amount of caffeine equivalent to two shots of espresso formed better long-term memories than those who consumed more or none at all. So just hit that two-espresso sweet spot, and you can pass off your coffee addiction as a memory supplement.

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  9. Improv Everywhere Brings Spartacus to Real Life, He Just Wants Some Coffee [Video]

    Fighting in a resistance against Roman armies will make a man thirsty.

    Improv Everywhere continues Movies in Real Life, which is exactly what it sounds like, by bringing Spartacus into the real world. Unlike the Spartacus who fought Roman armies, this guy is just trying to order a coffee, but that doesn't stop his loyal friends from coming to his aide. Time to switch to decaf, guys.

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  10. Study Shows Drinking Coffee Regularly Reduces Risk of Diabetes

    Please know how hard we looked for a pic of Wilford Brimley drinking coffee.

    Did you need another reason to love coffee? Of course not, but now you have one. A study shows that drinking coffee can help prevent diabetes. Before you go thinking that the more coffee you drink the less diabetes you'll get, know that the study specifically indicates that it's a moderate amount of coffee that provides the most benefit.

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