Jan 15, 2014 · 0 minutes

90% of Americans consume caffeine every day. (I bet among the entrepreneurial set that number is even higher).

But how does it work? What's it do to our bodies? What's it do to our brains?

For our latest musical explainer, we decided to explore these questions. After all, whether you're a tech CEO or an activist, a Wall Street broker or an artist, most of us are united by this bitter white powder known as trimethylxanthine.

So strap in, grab a cup of something strong and enjoy:

[By Explainer Music: Music by Andrew Bean, Lyrics by David Holmes, Video by Sharon Shattuck]