Facts About Decaf

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Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

DECAF COFFEE

Profile America — Friday, June 23rd. Through the centuries of coffee’s popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, thanks to Ludwig Roselius, born this month in 1874. A coffee merchant in Bremen, Germany, he succeeded in removing caffeine from coffee beans. He moved to the United States before World War I, and his decaffeinated coffee became available in stores in 1923. Roselius sold his process and trade name to General Mills in the 1930s, which made “Sanka” a household name. Aside from home consumption, Americans spend over $10 billion annually in the nation’s more than 19,000 coffee shops. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources:
Ludwig Roselius/accessed 4/13/2017: http://coff.ee/tag/ludwig-roselius/
Sanka debut/accessed 4/13/2017: http://www.atissuejournal.com/2010/02/03/are-you-sure-thats-decaf/
Coffee shops/Economic Census/NAICS 7222135:
https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00CCOMP1//naics~7222135

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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