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This is the third part in a three-part series entitled “The Neuroscience of Coffee.” In the first part of this series, we looked at the pharmacology of caffeine; in the second we examined the side effects of coffee, and now, we conclude with surprises!

Professor Hans von Puppet really likes coffee haiku. Script written by Alex Spangher, haiku written by Spectator staff.

Theodore Roosevelt drank close to a gallon of coffee per day ( source ). He is also credited with helping Maxwell House come up with the slogan "good to the last drop," a phrase he exclaimed while workin' on that daily gallon. Coffee is the second-most traded commodity on Earth, after oil ( source ). It is picked as a red berry, then peeled to get the seeds. New Yorkers drink almost seven times as much coffee as the average American ( source ). Scientists and lab technicians drink the most coffee out of any profession ( source ). Arabic (shortened):  qahwa Borrowed by the Turkish:  kahve This borrowed by the Dutch:  koffie Finally, English:  coffee  

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Alex Spangher is a senior in Columbia College. His series runs weekly on Monday. 

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