Caffeine Zone App Doesn't Do the Job

All over the web people are talking about the Caffeine Zone 2 app, which supposedly lets you keep track of how much caffeine is in your system.  It considers factors such as how much caffeine you’re consuming, the caffeine source (e.g., coffee or tea), and how long it takes you to consume it.  The app […]

Caffeine in Green Tea and Coffee Protects Against Lung Cancer

A Chinese research study of laboratory animals, only recently reported on the web, confirmed a body of evidence already accumulated that green tea protects against cancer development at various organ sites.   This study showed that green tea inhibits lung tumor development in mice that had been dosed with a potent nicotine-derived lung carcinogen found in tobacco.  […]

How Coffee and Caffeine Prevent Diabetes

It’s been known for some years that the regular consumption of even a modest amount of coffee greatly reduced the chances of developing diabetes.  And studies have found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50% lower risk of contracting the disease.  Now, researchers in China may have discovered […]

Spending on Coffee a Significant Expense for Many

How much are you spending on coffee in a year?  Maybe more than you realize. A recent study shows that Americans consume an average of three large cups of coffee per day.  Some of this coffee is made at home and doesn’t cost very much to brew.  However, a great deal of this coffee is purchased at […]

The Caffeine Cure for Jet Lag

After taking a long airline flight that crosses several time zones, most people experience difficulty adjusting to the schedule of mornings and nights at their point of arrival.  When the traveler is “out of step” with the new time zone, he is said to suffer from “jet lag,” which is really a disturbance of the biological clock. […]

Coffee Tasting – Jamaican Blue Mountain

My friend Casey gave me a half pound of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans for Christmas, and today I performed a taste test against my favored Guatemalan Huehuetenango.  I first prepared a small pot of the Huehuetenango, grinding the beans fairly finely and making enough for five six-ounce cups (three ten-ounce cups).  I drank two […]

Coffee Faucet — Turn the Handle for a Cup!

An interesting innovation in the world of coffee preparation is a device called the Scanomat TopBrewer.  It looks like a spigot that is mounted on a kitchen counter without a sink.  Turn the handle and coffee is automatically prepared and delivered into your cup! The undercounter installation conceals a set of components that enable you to […]

Caffeine Dramatically Lowers Uterine Cancer Risk

New research, based on a long-term study of nearly 70,000 women, suggests that consuming the caffeine in four or more cups of coffee a day can cut a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer, a malignancy that forms in the lining of the uterus, by up to 25%.  Nearly 50,000 women in the United States will contract endometrial cancer this year, […]

Caffeine Boosts Brain Power

In a new study of rat brains published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers report that a single dose of caffeine strengthens brain cell connections and causes a surge in electrical currents in a region of the brain called the “hippocampus.”  The hippocampus is in part responsible for spatial memory and the way our minds change short-term memories […]

The Caffeine Triangle: Health, Performance, Mood

  HEALTH Caffeine delivers an abundance of health benefits, such as a decreased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, clinical depression, Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, and prostate cancer, and the pulmonary complications […]