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Caffeine and Exercise

Caffeine and Exercise

We all drink coffee for one reason or another…  Although the most important reason why people drink coffee every morning around the world –with about 5 billion cups being consumed every day– is caffeine. Caffeine is the world’s favorite stimulant— it makes us feel energized and gives us a boost. But your favorite beverage has a lot of other health benefits– as does caffeine by itself. Caffeine actually plays a very important role in how your body responds to exercise and how well it performs during certain types of exercise. Let’s take a look: Working Out Caffeine is beneficial for...

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Coffee's Journey From Farm To Cup

Coffee's Journey From Farm To Cup

We don’t usually like to think about stuff like this. Chances are, when it comes to food, we want to stuff ourselves with it- not learn about how long it took to grow or how many kilometers it traveled just to get eaten by us. However, coffee is very different from other foods and also quite special. More importantly: it’s actually interesting. Let’s start with coffee’s origin story, then the farming phase, ending with the roasting process. The Origins of Coffee Sometime during the 15th century, a Middle Eastern monk was on a pilgrimage across Africa. He walked, barefoot, through...

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Coffee Cocktails: 5 Recipes you Must Know

Coffee Cocktails: 5 Recipes you Must Know

Coffee and alcohol are a great combination, and they always have been. In the 16th century, when it was discovered, coffee was brought into Europe via wooden barrels – the same kind that were used for liquor aging and transportation. So, from the start, the connection between these two was apparent. Italy, known for their history as coffee promoters and pioneers, has been drinking coffee with liquor for centuries. A drink made with a shot of espresso and grappa (strong liquor made from grapes) called the Corretto is an essential part of most people’s lunch. So let’s explore more modern...

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3 Simple Tips for Brewing Tastier Coffee

3 Simple Tips for Brewing Tastier Coffee

As more and more of us make the transition from only drinking coffee out to making our own coffee at home, we slowly start to realise that making coffee is easy. But making really good coffee? Not so much so. Like anything, it’s all about practice. Don’t get frustrated if within the first month -or even year!- you are still not coming closer to that coffee you get at your favorite place. There’s a steep learning curve. But making great coffee is incredibly rewarding. So, we thought we’d help you skip a few levels ahead with some of our collective...

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