Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are enjoyable for the taste alone, but sometimes you might be thinking about their caffeine content more than the flavor. Here are the top 10 things you should know about this wonderful drug and how to use caffeine more efficiently.
I was taught that the darker roasts had less caffeine as it was leeched out by the roasting process, so that milder coffees actually gave you more of a jolt than espresso roasts, if prepared the same way.
Caffeine is known to double the impact of certain pain medications (not unlike the grapefruit effect). For those taking few different medications during the day for chronic pain, the dose can be halved by taking it with coffee. Less drug, more coffee, no downside!
If you have candy canes sitting around after the holidays, you can turn them into a tasty peppermint topping for cookies, ice cream, and even coffee. All you need is a hammer, or better yet, a food processor.
They’re not kidding about the airtight container for storage, folks. I tried this earlier this month when making cookies & thought it would be okay to leave the crushed candy canes in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Nope! Everything solidified onto the surface of the bowl the next day.
Caffeine has a wide variety of effects in the body. Mechanistically, some of the effects are direct (such as Caffeine acting as an Adenosine Antagonist, the molecule literally blocks the receptor) and others are indirect (any effects on dopamine are ‘downstream’ of the reaction with adenosine, like the latter aspects of a Domino cascade). When tolerance develops to caffeine
There was a time when I used to like the taste of dark roasted coffee, but over the years that roasty bold flavor that I used to enjoy began to taste bitter and ashy. This summer I decided to revisit my old dark roasted friend to see if we could improve our relationship.
Is that friend who always very politely turns down your offers for cream or sugar very possibly hiding a dark secret, as haters around the internet have been insisting recently? Nah, probably not—but here’s why some people are saying taking your coffee black means you’re more likely to be a psychopath.
Given that “acquired taste” is largely the Stockholm syndrome of eating, the net is cast too wide when “beer” is an potential indicator of the “Dark Triad”. Let alone psychopathy, something that has been reclassified (to anti-social personal disorder) because the general public misuses the term.
Two of my favourites:
I like my men like my coffee – hot and nowhere near my crotch
I like my women like my coffee – beaten in a sack and thrown over the side of donkey
“Get a good night’s sleep” is classic advice before a big race or event. But if you stayed up late picking out your best shoelaces and then woke up early to make it to the start line on time, have you ruined your chance at a good performance?
For a historically mistrusted drink, coffee is proving to be a healthy addiction. Scientific findings in support of coffee’s nutritional attributes have been arriving at a steady drip since the 1980s, when Norwegian researchers reported that coffee seemed to fend off liver disease. Since then, the dark brown beverage has shown value against liver cancer, too, as well as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Coffee even appears to protect against depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.