|By PR Newswire||
|September 26, 2012 12:01 AM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: DECAF COFFEE
Profile America — Wednesday, September 26th. For hundreds of years, if someone ordered coffee, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That choice began at the start of the last century, when Ludwig Roselius, a coffee merchant in Bremen, Germany, worked on removing caffeine from coffee beans. He described his process as "sans caffeine," which he shortened to the familiar name "Sanka." He moved to the U.S., and sold his process and trade name to a big firm in the 1930s, which made "Sanka" a household name. Today, there's not only a decision to make about regular and decaf, but latte, cappuccino, and espresso. In all its forms, Americans drink an average of just over 23 gallons of coffee each year. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: American Speaker Calendar of Events
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 215
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau