So, conventional wisdom says that, since caffeine is a diuretic, drinking coffee would dehydrate you. Not so fast! A new study suggests that moderate consumption of caffeine beverages like coffee can actually be hydrating. from LifeSavvy: As you’re likely already aware, coffee contains caffeine which is a diuretic. It causes your body to create more urine and could increase blood flow to the kidneys. The result is that you pee more, and that could affect hydration. That caffeine content paired with how often you drink coffee can determine whether it could be hydrating. So the idea that coffee dehydrates you? […]
Whoa! So, do you want to avoid overspending when shopping? Don’t drink coffee! I can’t believe I just typed that!! From Science Daily: If you’re trying to scale back on impulse purchases, then you may want to hold off on drinking that coffee. An international study led by the University of South Florida (USF) found that caffeine impacts what you buy and how much you spend when shopping. The research team ran three experiments in retail stores — an industry that’s increasingly been adding coffee bars near their entrances. In their study published in the Journal of Marketing, they found that shoppers […]
Drinking coffee as a morning treat and smelling its soothing aroma have been enjoyed by coffee drinkers for thousands of years. But Premium coffee has not been available throughout history. People often use it to start off their days in the morning, as a warm drink during the winter, or even as a treat after meals. The coffee industry has evolved over the past few years, as more and more distributors have experimented with new ground coffees and coffee blends. Take advantage of the many benefits that premium coffee can offer you if you are a coffee drinker. Here are […]
If you’ve ever crafted your own beer, you may also be intrigued by the idea of roasting your own coffee starting with raw green coffee beans. Now that you have a coffee grinder, it’s time to roast it. A perfect cup of coffee will be yours when you roast and grind your own coffee. You can use anything simple like a frying pan or popcorn popper as a roaster. Whatever you use, you need to make sure that it is very clean. You don’t want to ruin the taste of your coffee with oils or food that has been cooked earlier. […]
A new study shows that caffeine does not help sleep deprivation.
We’ve all been there. You wake up after a night of poor sleep. Feeling groggy and exhausted, you reach for that magical elixir called coffee. You get your energy boost. You start to feel less tired. But do you perform better after drinking coffee? Not according to a new study.
I came across a very interesting coffee product called Golden Ratio Coffee. I was researching brewing and roasting methods and techniques and found it online. The owner of this Austin,TX based company discovered this lightly roasted coffee bean on a trip to Seattle. He had given up on coffee for some of its adverse side effects. He loved the flavor of Golden Coffee and the lack of problems drinking regular coffee caused. However, he couldn’t find any golden coffee locally or online, so he decided to start roasting it himself. It intrigued me for several reasons: The Golden Color As […]
Hi, my name is Phil and I am a caffeine addict! There I said it. Well, I guess the name of the website gives it away. When I wake up and pour that coffee, I love the feeling caffeine gives me. I feel energized, alert and ready to take on the day. Most days, that’s my experience. But, if I drink too much coffee (more that 2 cups), too quickly, without eating, I get light-headed, shaky and start to feel anxious. I lose that energy boost and focus. Is that caffeine sensitivity? Yes it is. Not only am I a caffeine […]
Are you concerned whether there is a link between coffee and sex drive? There has been some confusion as to whether coffee can have a positive or negative effect on your sex drive, or whether it affects it at all. There has been very little research on this subject. But what has been done suggests that there is a small positive effect. It is thought that caffeine can increase blood flow to the genitals of both men and women. The effect on Men For men, a 2015 PLOS One Journal study determined that men who consume 1-2 cups a day […]
There has been confusion as to what type of coffee has the most caffeine. Conventional wisdom would presume that bold, dark roasted coffees have the most caffeine. That is not the case. It depends on the weight of the coffee and how much is used to brew a cup or pot. So, how can you know which roast gives you more caffeine? Let’s get to the bottom of this. As you roast coffee beans, they lose water and become more “puffy”. The longer you roast, the more this happens to the bean. Darker roasted beans weigh less when measured by […]