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Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical called an alkaloid. It is found in the seeds, leaves and fruits of over 60 different types of plants, chiefly coffee and tea, but also in chocolate and some herbal beverages. Caffeine is a mild central nervous system stimulant that has a number of effects on the body. In […]

What is Coffee?

Although coffee isn’t often thought of as a fruit, the coffee that Canadians consume is a natural plant product that grows in a wide band around the tropical parts of the globe. Many people who are exposed to coffee only as a packaged product on the grocery store shelf or as a beverage in a […]