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The US is in a recession. Here's what that means. Here's where meat prices are headed. Why budget airlines could see big changes post pandemic. Even if the waitstaff wasn't used to serving two types of coffee, the distinct color of the pot made it easy to distinguish decaf from regular. The plan was such a success that orange eventually became synonymous not just with Sanka, but all decaf coffee. Other coffeemakers began offering decaffeinated alternatives, and when marketing their products, they chose the color Sanka had already made popular.
The reason for the orange coffee pot is just one of decaf's not-so-mysterious mysteries. Here's some of the science behind how exactly coffee makers get the caffeine out of the beans. Have you got a Big Question you'd like us to answer? If so, let us know by emailing us at bigquestions mentalfloss.