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How Coffee Breaks Became a Staple of American Life

Short | 03:04

Coffee - it's a staple of American life, and inside the vaults of the National Museum of American History, they know the secret to its wide spread success: packaging.

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Tom explores man's sincerest love of all-the love of food. First, he tries his hand at cooking Native American dishes with the executive chef of Mitsitam Caf'e. He then visits the National Museum of American History to learn the origins of the American coffee break. Finally, he stops by the National Museum of Dentistry, where he learns how the food we adore has a less-than-loving relationship with our teeth.

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