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Caffeine Comes Home

Posted by LeighLon Surthrival on

All of your caffeine is imported. Just let that “steep” for a minute. Your coffee is imported from countries like Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. You’re getting teas from as far away as India and China, matcha from Japan, and Yerba Mate from Argentina and Paraguay. Even synthetic caffeine is imported to the U.S. at a rate of 7 million kilograms per year for use in sodas and energy drinks. This often-essential element of our daily lives is so far-reaching with so many ecological, sociological, and even moral implications we are unable to see from the other side of the coffee...

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