6 Awesome Health Benefits of Coffee
Nov24

6 Awesome Health Benefits of Coffee

Alexandra Preston | Naturalsociety | 23rd Nov 2014 Coffee is a staple beverage for people all over the world. However, it has gained a bad reputation in some circles, with concerns over problems including adrenal fatigue and myths about stunted growth. But the truth is that coffee carries many health benefits. The difference between studies that report coffee to be beneficial and those that deem it harmful is the quality of the...

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A Hot Coffee Culture in Salt Lake City
Nov12

A Hot Coffee Culture in Salt Lake City

By Lucy Cunningham  Nov. 11/14  NYT Travel In a place known more for proximity to powdery ski slopes than perfect espresso pulls, it’s easy to assume Salt Lake City couldn’t breed advanced coffee geek culture. Yet the high-desert city has become the kind of town where some cafes sell 12 ounces of roasted coffee beans for $50 and teach customers about the benefits of drinking coffee without cream or sugar. The current coffee pioneers,...

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I Am Not a Coffee Drinker
Oct21

I Am Not a Coffee Drinker

By ETHAN HAUSER  OCT. 18, 2014  Sunday Review NYT I DON’T know what an Americano is. I don’t know what Chemex is, though I thought the point was to get chemicals out of our foods, not into. Maybe that is what the “ex” is for. I don’t know what cold drip is. (I do know what iced coffee is. Iced tea, too — Mayor Bloomberg tried to ban it and that’s what got him voted out of office, right?) I know what a latte is. I know what Starbucks...

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Coffee May Protect the Liver
Oct21

Coffee May Protect the Liver

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR  OCTOBER 20, 2014  NYT Wellness Drinking coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — may protect your liver, a large new study has found. Researchers examined the coffee-drinking habits of 27,793 people who filled out diet questionnaires in a large national health study from 1999 to 2010. The scientists also tracked blood levels of four enzymes that indicate liver function. The study is online in Hepatology. More than...

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How Caffeine Evolved to Help Plants Survive and Help People Wake Up
Sep22

How Caffeine Evolved to Help Plants Survive and Help People Wake Up

Sept 4, 2014 Carl Zimmer for the New Your Times, Science Every second, people around the world drink more than 26,000 cups of coffee. And while some of them may care only about the taste, most use it as a way to deliver caffeine into their bloodstream. Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Many of us get our caffeine fix in tea, and still others drink mate, brewed from the South American yerba mate...

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