A Useless CD to Fight Caffeine "Addiction"

Like many other benign drugs, caffeine does cause a metabolic dependence.  That means that, if you are using substantial amounts regularly, you may experience some discomfort if you stop using it suddenly.  However, a metabolic dependence and an addiction are not the same thing!  As we’ve explained in other posts, physicians and addiction scientists have […]

Caffeine in Coffee Prevents Breast Cancer among Postmenopausal Women

New research indicates that the caffeine in coffee decreases the likelihood that postmenopausal women will develop breast cancer.  Previous research has established that the caffeine in coffee fends off type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, gallstones, Parkinson’s disease, and liver cancer and may also offer protection against skin cancer. A study published in the journal Breast Cancer […]

Oh, no! The Paranoid Caffeine Horror Parade Moves on!

An amazingly stupid and inaccurate book, Caffeine Makes Me Bleed (And How It Can Poison You, Too!) by Susan Lynn, has been added to the list of literature promoting the irrational fear and hatred of caffeine. Caffeine Makes Me Bleed As our web site postings make clear, caffeine not only offers safe, effective performance and mood […]

Caffeine Makes Brain Cells Grow!

In 1999, Menahem Segal and Eduard Korkotian of the Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel reported an astonishing discovery.  They had removed hippocampus (the part of the brain responsible for long term memory) from rat embryos and kept the cells alive, cultured on microscope slides.  The researchers then applied caffeine to the hippocampal […]

Caffeine in Coffee Fights Aging

Antioxidants have long been touted as anti-aging agents that work to prevent the damage caused by prolonged exposure to free radicals.  The theory is that by soaking up or neutralizing free radicals, antioxidants enable us to live longer, healthier lives.  Most people know that vitamin C is a strong antioxidant.  What most people don’t know is that […]

Pete Licata Wins the 2011 United States Barista Championship

In Houston, Texas, Pete Licata of Honolulu Coffee Company became the first competitor from Hawaii to win the United States Barista Championship.  He was also the first winner who used Hawaiian coffee. For the first time, a United States Barista Champion created and served his own coffee, from coffee cherries to the drink in a […]

Time Release Caffeine Pills

GreenCoffeX Time Release Caffeine Capsules use a time-release technology to provide a safe, steady level of caffeine-enhanced energy and alertness over an eight hour period in a once-a-day dose.  It’s supposed to have no ups and downs or jitters.  GreenCoffex capsules contain pure caffeine derived from Colombian Green Coffee Beans.  Each GreenCoffex capsule has been coated […]

Latter Day Saints and Caffeine

Mormons, or Latter Day Saints, are prohibited by their “Word of Wisdom” health code from using alcohol, tobacco, and “hot drinks.” Traditionally, the church has interpreted this to bar the use of coffee and tea. However, caffeine itself is not mentioned in any traditional Mormon texts. Therefore, some Mormons today enjoy caffeinated sodas, such as […]

Jamaica Blue Mountain: Coffee from on High

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, grown in the Blue Mountain range in Jamaica, with peaks as high as 7,500 feet, is perhaps the most prized coffee in the world.  It is famous for its full, rich flavor, clean taste, low acidity,  notable sweetness, extraordinary body, and powerful, intense aroma. This tasty coffee doesn’t come cheap.  A one pound […]