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Seven Coffee Facts You Need to Know

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Seven Coffee Facts You Need to Know
More than half of us in the United States drink coffee every day. And while we know coffee as our steadfast friend who provides us with a delicious jolt in the morning (and, for some, the in afternoon), most of us don't know much about that dark morning elixir. Here are some interesting coffee facts that you probably didn't know:
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , chocolates
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Beyond Delicious - Legacy Chocolate

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Beyond Delicious - Legacy Chocolate
Have you noticed that the beneficial effects of chocolate go beyond simply being delicious? Many people feel happier after eating chocolate, and there is a good scientific reason for this. Chocolate is nature's antidepressant.
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Categories: | Tags: chocolate , health benefits , stimulant , antidepressant
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Chocolate Comes to America

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Chocolate Comes to America
Chocolate made its way back across the Atlantic Ocean with British settlers to the colonies, with the first chocolate factory established in pre-revolutionary New England in 1765.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , history , chocolatier , artisan
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Chocolate Travels to Europe

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Chocolate Travels to Europe
Christopher Columbus was spellbound by this new elixir, and he first presented cacao beans to the Spanish royal court in 1502. Explorer Hernan Cort├ęs brought the Aztec cocoa drink back to Spain, and adapted it by heating and adding cane sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to make it more agreeable to the European palate. Wealthy patrons grew a taste for this hot chocolate, which stoked demand and led Spanish colonizers to plant even more cacao trees in Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, and Jamaica, in order to...
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , history , European style , eating chocolate , drinking chocolate
The History of Chocolate: Central America
Chocolate as we know it is believed to have its origins more than two thousand years ago with the Olmec people. This pre-Colombian tribe settled the fertile lowlands of the Gulf of Mexico and cultivated corn, chilies, avocados, pumpkins, and beans. It was under these conditions that the Olmecs first cultivated the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: aztecs , chocolate , history , st paul
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