August 2, 2013
I'm always wondering how much caffeine is in my cup of coffee every day. I always feel that Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts are equivalents with Dunkin Donuts always seeming to have more caffeine. Well I was wrong. It looks like Dunkin' Donuts only has 12.7mg of cafe per fluid ounce, and Starbucks tops out at 20.6 mg / fl. oz. That means Starbucks knows how to do their job and caffeinate all the coffee junkies properly including myself.
There's of course always Deathwish Coffee at 54.2 mg / fl. oz but I think I don't have a death wish and I'm not really into dying for a cup of coffee. And if you've ever wondered why McDonald's coffee continues to suck big wind - just look at the measly amount of caffeine at 9.1 mg / fl. oz for drinking a cup of their flavored water.
I'm going to stick with Starbucks when I'm out, and I also do enjoy a cup of Peet's from time to time.
July 8, 2013
If you've been drinking single serve cans of 5 hour energy over drinking a cup of single serve coffee then you could be in for a shock. A recent study had students consume either 5-Hour Energy, caffeine, or water before performing an attention task. Scientists found that the energy drink and caffeine both improved alertness better than the placebo, but there was no difference in brainwave responses between them.
And because that 5 hour energy drink has a bunch of other stuff that scientist don't know the long term affect of - they in the end recommend our good old friend coffee over using a 5 hour energy drink in it's place. The calories are the same and coffee has been under study for far longer.
Via Men's Health News
April 12, 2013
io9 has a great article on how caffeine (if ingested while driving) can really save your life. Why? Drivers hopped up on caffeine have a 63% reduced chance of crashing. Yep - that one cup of coffee could improve your chances by as much as 63% while the caffeine is in your body. But the study really recommends:
While comprehensive fatigue management strategies for these drivers should consider the provision for adequate breaks and sufficient sleep and the promotion of regular exercise, the use and influence of caffeinated stimulants should be considered as an effective adjunct strategy to maintain alertness while driving.
SO remember getting proper sleep is also really important over just downing cups of coffee to stay awake while driving. Still - it's nice to see all the benefits coffee brings us in all the places and travels of our lives.
September 11, 2012
We always knew there would come a time that our lives would be filled withe Caffeinated Maple Syrup. Yes. We knew. Wyatt's Wired Maple Syrup is such a syrup, and each delicious tablespoon of sugary flavor contains 88mg of caffeine. Now that's a lot of caffeine, and that means if you take two it will equal a good cup of coffee. A bottle that contains 14 servings of the stuff is $13.
Via OhGizmo! at Think Geek
August 10, 2012
Though it might look like splinters of multi-colored wood it's not. This is a false-colored scanning electron micrograph showing caffeine crystals in close-up detail. Photographed by Annie Cavangh and David McCarthy, the image was one of the winners of this year's Wellcome Image Awards. This crystal group, formed on the end of a larger crystal, measured around 40 microns in length.
We're all about science and caffeine, and the Welcome Image Awards are trying to excite everyone about how cool and amazing science can be, and we think rainbow colored crystal caffeine images get us excited.
Via Gizmodo at Welcome Image Awards
July 20, 2012
Oh Oregon with your amazing amount of caffeinated aging hipsters, and you're penchant for all things coffee we knew you'd spread coffee's pleasures to tourists but to life in the sea as well? A new study from Portland State University researchers has shown that the Northwest's fame as a destination for coffee (and caffeinated techies) does indeed have some environmental costs. Waters off the coast of Oregon were found to have elevated levels of caffeine. Where does the caffeine come from? Humans.
Continue reading: "Oregon is Caffeinating the Pacific Ocean from Coffee Grounds"
June 11, 2012
Over at the Huffington Post there's more good news for those of us who can't function without our coffee and the caffeine it comes with. Researchers from the University of South Florida and University of Miami have found that higher caffeine consumption is linked with a delayed onset of Alzheimer's disease. That's good news for everyone who is at least drinking 3 cups a day.
Continue reading: "Caffeine In Coffee Delay's Alzheimer's and 7 Other Benefits"
"These intriguing results suggest that older adults with mild memory impairment who drink moderate levels of coffee -- about 3 cups a day -- will not convert to Alzheimer's disease -- or at least will experience a substantial delay before converting to Alzheimer's," says study researcher Dr. Chuanhai Cao.
June 7, 2012
With face eating zombies making the news - it's probably time we start drinking plasma caffeinated infusions of zombie blood to join our zombie masters and turn to the flesh eating side. Zombie Blood Caffeinated Energy Potion is loaded with iron, protein, electrolytes, and other fancy things to have the same nutrients and consistency of real blood. Throw in some lime flavoring and greenness, and you have the recipe for realistic Zombie Blood!
- Comes in a resealable, transfusion-style blood bag.
- Delicious tangy-lime flavor
- Not an actual biohazard.
- Caffeine: 80mg per bag
- Energy Blend Includes: Iron, protein, and electrolytes.
- Blood Type: Z (for delicious)!
- Unit Volume: 3.4 fl oz (100ml)
May 17, 2012
In a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine single serve coffee once again has been found to do wonderful things for your existence while it lasts. Single serve coffee drinkers may live longer as research has found they were less likely to die during the 14-year study period than non-coffee drinkers.
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Dying"
April 25, 2012
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