Some interesting results from the 2015 Zagat Coffee Survey.
Some interesting results from the 2015 Zagat Coffee Survey.
Perfect your coffee making or you’ll end up having a sub-par cup of joe. Here are ways you’re ruining your coffee:
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Are you an early riser and drink coffee the first thing? According to AsapScience, this might not be the time to consume it as there is a right time to drink coffee to fully benefit from its effects.
Latina magazine interviewed NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and found these surprising facts:
Get ready for some freebies in honor of National Coffee Day on Monday, September 29, 2014, from your local coffee franchises. Keep in mind that these offers are mostly one-day only, at participating businesses and while stocks last. So, drink up and happy drinking!
Dunkin’ Donuts – At any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant across the country, receive a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee (limit of one per guest).
Kangaroo Express – Receive a 12 oz. Bean Street Coffee (one per guest, while supplies last) for just one penny. Offer good between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Krispy Kreme – Get a free 12oz cup of Krispy Kreme House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee, or try a 12oz Mocha, Latte or iced coffee for $1 at participating Krispy Kreme US locations. Excludes Puerto Rico.
LaMar’s Donuts – Come by and get a free freshly roasted 12 oz. coffee all day at participating locations.
McDonald’s – Their second national Free Coffee Event kicked off on September 16 and will end on National Coffee Day, September 29th. Patrons can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the country.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Purchase one beverage and receive a second beverage of equal or lesser value free. Qualifying beverages exclude juice and bottled beverages. Excludes airports, BART, supermarkets and other licensed partner locations. Free beverage must be enjoyed at the time of purchase. May not be combined with other offers. No cash value or rain checks. Limit one per customer. No coupon required.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. – The restaurant is giving away a free cup of freshly roasted hot or iced coffee with the purchase of any menu item. This offer is limited to one free cup of coffee per customer and will last all day or until supplies last.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop – Buy any size coffee in Regular or Dark Roast for just $1 at participating U.S. restaurants. This offer is excluded in Buffalo, New York and Presque Isle, Maine. All Buffalo and Presque Isle-area guests will receive an offer for a $1 medium-size coffee in the new Dark Roast only.
In anticipation for International Coffee Day set for Monday, September 29, here are some cool findings of how Americans take their coffee as surveyed by PayPal.
A new study by Dunkin’ Donuts and Career Builder have found that professionals working in the food and beverage service consume the most coffee out of all other fields. The Roast Magazine article titled “Coffee Workers Drink More Coffee at Work, Study Shows” states that:
The fields found to most require coffee for enhanced productivity were: Food Preparation/Service Workers, Scientists, Sales Representatives, Marketing/Public Relations Professionals, Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), Editors/Writers/Media Workers, Business Executives, Teachers/Instructors (K-12), Engineering Technicians/Support, and IT Managers/Network Administrators. Of all the coffee-drinking professionals interviewed, 63 percent of workers said they drink two cups or more per workday, while 28 percent reported drinking three cups or more per day.
Global warming in Latin America is more prevalent than ever , giving rise to fungus and it’s threatening coffee growing from Peru to Mexico. According to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweeek, not only does this affect reduced production in coffee but also growth in consumption:
Growth in the consumption of packaged organic coffee in the U.S. has slowed, according to data from members of the Brattleboro, Vermont-based Organic Trade Association. U.S. sales rose 7 percent last year from 2012 to $349 million, down from 30 percent growth from 2011 to 2012, the association said. The growth rate will continue to decline this year due to the fungus and prices could increase as supplies diminish, it said. Other data show a more-than-fourfold rise in sales of U.S. organic single-serving coffee, the kind sold by Waterbury, Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc., to $3.58 billion in 2013 from $823 million in 2009, according to StudyLogic, a Cedarhurst, New York-based research company.
Your morning coffee may not just be as pure as you think. According to Business Insider:
Cream and sugar may not be the only additives in your morning cup of coffee. Tough growing conditions and rising demand are leading some coffee producers to mix in wheat, soybean, brown sugar, rye, barley, acai seeds, corn, twigs and even dirt.
The filler ingredients are natural and don’t pose any immediate health risks for most people. But these additives could be a serious problem for people with soy or wheat allergies, said Suzana Lucy Nixdorf, a researcher at Universidade Estadual de Londrina in Brazil.
Here’s more reason to love coffee and for those who want to lose weight. According to Health Magazine, a recent Spanish study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that:
…trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories for three hours post-exercise, compared to those who ingested a placebo. The dose that triggered the effect was 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. For 150-pound woman (68 kg), that’s roughly 300 mg of caffeine, the amount in about 12 ounces of brewed coffee, a quantity you may already be sipping each morning.