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Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2005

Ever Wondered About Food takes a look at the history and science of coffee

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Paul enjoys some coffee

From filter, to percolator, to instant, we drink 600 billion cups of it a year - Ever Wondered brings you the world's most popular drink... coffee!

Why were 17th century coffee houses hotbeds of revolution? Who invented the espresso? And how did a small coffee shop in Seattle spark a global coffee phenomenon?

In the kitchen, Alan Coxon makes Triple Coffee Tiramisu with oven-roasted coffee beans, while Kathy Sykes explains why you should never freeze your beans and how to make the perfect cup of coffee.





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