How Do They Get Caffeine Out of Coffee Beans?

It's one of those questions I've always wondered about. And maybe you have too. Just how do they extract caffeine from coffee beans? In the first episode of a new Mental Floss series, "Big Questions," a guy named Craig, rocking a tight t shirt, gives us some answers. If I'm guessing right, the video relies fairly heavily on this Scientific American article from 1999. It helps demystify the process a little more.

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