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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 22

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22: MAKING COFFEE

Profile America — Saturday, December 22nd.  Millions of bleary-eyed Americans who stumble around in the morning owe a lot to someone they never heard of — James H. Nason of Franklin, Massachusetts.  This month in 1865, he received a patent for a coffee percolator, making it much easier to brew just the right cup of coffee to get started in the morning.  Now, not only does just about every home in the U.S. have a coffee maker but many also grind their own fresh from coffee beans.  Millions of Americans enjoy coffee all during the day and depend on the nation's 19,000 coffee shops to brew just the right cup of regular, decaf, latte or espresso to keep them going.  Those shops sell more than $10 billion worth of coffee annually.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.  

Sources:  American Speaker Calendar of Events
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 7222135

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

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