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Going as far back as the 13th century, people of most religions, regions, nationalities, and genders have enjoyed coffee in some form or another. Dark-chocolate covered espresso beans all the way to a shot of espresso with a pint of milk, coffee can be enjoyed in hundreds of forms. In recent years, coffee has been crafted to become more convenient to the masses with Coffee of the Month clubs, Kuerig K Cup machines with single-serve fresh brewing capabilities, and even iced K cups. Kuerig as a brand also makes tea in single-serve cups as well as hot cocoa or virgin-mulled wine. Coffee beans can be ground in a machine and placed in a coffee filter for larger machines, or they can be roasted and eaten as-is. Depending on how much caffeine you insist upon, your coffee can be rather strong, as it might be in a traditional Turkish coffee or Greek coffee where coffee grinds are known to float within the drink and sink to the bottom. Adding water to an espresso makes it a Cafe Americano, or a cup of Joe. Adding various amounts of milk can transform your black coffee to a macchiato and even cappuccino if the milk is first frothed. For those who don't like clouds in their coffee, a double espresso can do the trick without the added calories from milk. Used in baking, slow cooking, and even as a seasoning for certain dishes, coffee is adaptive, fragrant, and versatile. After brewing, you can even use the grinds in a compost pile to help give your plants the jolt they need to grow in a hearty fashion.