The DSM-5 Lists Caffeine Intoxication and Caffeine Withdrawal as Mental Disorders

In a world riddled with people wanting to provide "scientific" answers for everything, the American Psychiatric Association and their de-facto mental illness manual "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (also known as DSM-5, in its current edition) has now officially listed Caffeine Use Disorder for mental health professionals...

Millennials spend more on coffee than retirement

The survey company Survey Monkey recently ran a rather large survey that found 45% of all millennials spend more money on coffee than they do on retirement. This was especially true of females in the 18-34 year old demographic.

Coffee drinkers tend to live longer, says Stanford research

Coffee- for some people it’s a daily necessity, and to others it’s something they’d rather stay away from. Recently, a Stanford released the findings of studies showing that those in the coffee drinking category were WAY better off. So, what’s going on here? Did somebody find a genie and make an awesome wish? Probably. ...

Benefits of coffee to your health

Some of the pros and cons to adding coffee to your diet.

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​13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science

A cup of coffee is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.
The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.
Here are the top 13 health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.

1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter :

Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels .
This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world .
After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, it travels into the brain .
In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
When that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons…

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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Infused Coffee Is Officially A Thing

There is no more sure sign that the concept of craft coffee is taking off than one of the world's largest hard alcohols deciding to make a plunge into the other way to get people buzzed: caffeine. Jack Daniel's, makers of the in/famous Tennessee whiskey recently launched their coffee beans in conjunction with a craft coffee roaster.  They've officially gone full circle- you can drink yourself into oblivion the night before, and then when you regret your decisions the next day but still have to work, you can pep yourself up with their...

US Presidents #11-20 and their bewildering coffee associations (Part 2 of 5)

Alright guys, so you enjoyed our first post about presidents? Well, that was child's play, and we're just getting warmed up. Welcome to our 2nd part of a 5 part series, outlining the quirky connections between coffee and past POTUSes. Lets get started: 11) James K Polk: is said on many accounts to have been the most boring of all of the US Presidents, ever. Not only is he said to have never danced, a couple sources have reason to believe that he never drank coffee, and he and his wife were labeled overly prudish by many.

US Presidents #1-10 and their interesting coffee facts (Part 1 of 5)

We begin our list of all of the presidents of the United States of America, and a tidbit or two of their quirky or interesting relationships to coffee.  This is part 1 of a 5 part series. 1) George Washington: he was a coffee importer according to some of his ledgers, bringing in as much as 200lbs of coffee at a time from overseas, and also asking for what was considered the world's best coffee beans just weeks before he died.

1 year of thrown away K-cups could go around the Earth’s equator more than 3x… oh, and Keurig might be killing you too.

What's easier than opening a box of coffee beans, pressing a button to grind them, and then waiting 5 minutes while your coffee maker converts water into black gold?  Well, sticking a little plastic Keurig k-cup into a coffeemaker skips all the hassle of needing to press a button for grinding, then the muscle strength required … Continue reading 1 year of thrown away K-cups could go around the Earth’s equator more than 3x… oh, and Keurig might be killing you too.

The Coffee Ritual

There is something to be said about the power of rituals and their effects on our life and overall outlook. Morning rituals seem to be the most powerful, in my experience. What you choose to do in your first waking moments has a profound impact on the rest of your day. Everyone knows the phrase "I … Continue reading The Coffee Ritual