Not all who drink their coffee black know this: You put cream in coffee to keep it hot. Cream first cools coffee just enough, then forms an insulating layer of fat molecules across the surface to hold in the heat that's left.

Most non-dairy creamers are made from coconut oil, a substance very high in fats.

In the Caribbean, coconuts are more common than cows. The morning coffee is often taken with coconut milk instead of the dairy product.

The eggshell your great-grandmother threw into the coffee pot was intended to settle the grounds and had nothing to do with your daily calcium requirement.

Coffee grounds kept in an open jar will help absorb odors.

The aroma from coffee can help reduce nausea. Some people enjoy the smell of coffee but dislike the taste.

Leftover coffee can be frozen in ice cube trays, then used to cool hot coffee, add to iced coffee, or cool other beverages.

Scientists tell us a beverage's thirst-quenching-quotient depends on high water content. Coffee ranks fourth behind plain water, club soda, and iced tea. Other beverages in descending order are: diet cola, pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, beer, ginger ale, and milk.

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