Coffee Makers for the Holidays: Keurig, Cuisinart, and More

Good coffee is great, but making good coffee can be a challenge. Therefore, as we approach the Christmas season, an excellent coffee maker remains a good choice as a gift for your friends and relatives and co-workers who love good coffee. A major new way of making coffee is offered by the Keurig Coffee Maker.  […]

McDonald's Coffee Gift Baskets for Christmas

As the Christmas season approaches, the recurring conundrum of what to get for relatives, friends, and coworkers continues to challenge us.  Solutions that offer a variety of choices to suit different tastes are the McDonald’s Coffee Gift Baskets. Each gift package includes: A 15oz mug 2oz of each:  French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate, and […]

Something You Can Do with Starbucks Burned and Bitter Brew

Most people are unaware that caffeine evolved to help protect plants that produce it from microbes and insects.  For this reason, caffeine serves as a powerful insecticide when mixed with the soil in which plants are growing. So, if you are stuck with some the bitter brew or burned ground beans that Starbucks sells, you can pour […]

Looking Good with Caffeine!

“It is better to look good than to feel good,” Fernando Lamas said on The Tonight Show in the disco days of the 1980’s, a line made even more famous by Billy Crystal, who repeated the quip on Saturday Night Live. Fortunately, with caffeine, you don’t have to make that choice.  We all know that caffeine makes you […]

A Better Work Day: Using Caffeine on the Job

Cooks and servers, scientists, sales representatives, nurses, writers and editors, executives, teachers, and engineers were some of the workers who say they work better after drinking coffee, according to a new national survey commissioned by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder. In a national survey of over 4,000 people, nearly 50 percent said that their job performance suffers […]

Norweigian Study Confirms Pain Killing Power of Caffeine

Please see our new page “Controlling Pain with Caffeine” to find out more about caffeine’s analgesic powers. It was proven decades ago, in double-blind, peer reviewed studies,  that caffeine is powerful pain killer.  But doctors and researchers continue to rediscover this fact for themselves, suddenly waking up to the fact that caffeine is the strongest non-prescription analgesic […]

FDA Dismisses Concerns about Caffeine and Energy Drinks

For once, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is playing it straight with caffeine.  Following demands earlier this year by Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for the FDA to regulate or ban caffeinated energy drinks, the agency, in a report issued this month, concluded that the caffeine in energy drinks does not pose a safety issue. Senator Durbin, […]

Enter to Win: WorldofCaffeine.com Contest!

The hosts of WorldofCaffeine.com are holding a Caffeine Tales and Fancies Story Contest.  Visitors to our web site are invited to submit anecdotes, short true stories, and imaginative fugues all about what caffeine does to you and for you!  We’re looking for submissions of about 300 words, but we won’t penalize anyone for departing from this […]

Caffeine Prose – Announcing a new page in WorldofCaffeine.com

Honoré de Balzac became one history’s most prolific novelists by embarking on a massive caffeine jag that few have equalled. He couldn’ t get enough caffeine even from the strongest brewed coffee, so he began eating coffee beans to sustain his energy and spark his creative imagination. I haven’t reached the stage of eating coffee […]

Caffeine Improves Movement in Parkinson's Disease Sufferers

A new study from McGill University in Montreal finds that people with Parkinson’s disease who take caffeine pills see noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition. “Because caffeine is very safe,  it is definitely worth trying for patients with Parkinson’s disease,” said lead researcher Dr. Ronald Postuma. More than 50,000 people in the United States are […]