Alice Cooper Reveals New Song "Caffeine" from his Forthcoming Album

Alice Cooper has released two songs from his upcoming album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, into the world.  He unveiled the first single, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” as well as “Caffeine,” its B-side single, on his Friday night radio show on August 19.  A clip of “Caffeine” can be heard on Amazon.co.uk. Alice Cooper Sings “Caffeine” […]

How Caffeine in Coffee Protects Against Skin Cancer

It’s been known for a number of years that caffeine can help lower the chance of being struck with UV-associated skin cancer.  Now a team of scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Washington have uncovered one mechanism underlying this protection.  By inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, caffeine causes pre-cancerous cells to die after being damaged […]

Mocha Lisa: Updating DaVinci's Masterpiece with Coffee!

Over the years, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa has been parodied many times, including when Dada artist Marcel Duchamp gave the subject of the painting a moustache.  Now Karen Eland, an American artist and caffeine-lover, has modernized the classic work of art by depicting the model for the painting raising a cup of coffee with her […]

Caffeine vs. Coffee in Athletic and Sports Performance

As we have seen, caffeine is found in a wide variety of sources.  Does the form in which caffeine is ingested influence its ergogenic, or energy boosting, effects?  In other words, do the energy boosting effects of caffeine vary, depending on whether the caffeine is delivered in a cup of coffee, a caffeine “alertness aid,” […]

Caffeine and Sports: Improving Athletic Performance

Caffeine has always been recognized as an agent that stimulates the release of energy in the body.  Among the Aztecs, the energy-giving power of cacao was so jealously prized that, apart from the nobility, only soldiers on campaign and the pochta, a hereditary class of merchant-adventurers, were permitted to use it.  (Montezuma I even promulgated […]

Caffeine in Coffee and Tea Fights Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infections

Nearly 2.5 million people in the United States show signs of harboring MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a potentially deadly bacterium, inside their noses.  New research published in the Annals of Family Medicine supports the conclusion that coffee and tea have antimicrobial properties and that drinking hot coffee or tea can reduce the risk of carrying MRSA […]

Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Adds to Caffeine's Alzheimer’s Disease Protection

It’s been known for several years that caffeine can help stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease and even reverse some of the decrements in mental function caused by the disease.  However, according to a new study of mice published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, coffee may afford additional protection to stopping the progression of […]

Coffee Prices Rise and Fall…

On May 3, when Arabica futures contract prices hit a 14-year high of $3 a pound, some analysts predicted prices could reach an unprecedented $4 a pound, as low world supplies of coffee beans left coffee buyers scrambling. However, now forecasters warn that improving prospects for next year’s crop, which has already lowered the cost of […]

Caffeine and an "Attitude of Success"

Many studies have proven that caffeine increases feelings of optimism and self-confidence and dispels boredom and fatigue.  Caffeine also increases mental and physical capacities and allows you to release your hidden potential.  Can there be any doubt that this line up of benefits adds up to creating an “attitude of success” in the caffeine user, […]

Filter Drip Coffee: Paper vs. Metal Filters

One of the best and most popular ways of making coffee is the filter drip method.  Most commonly, the filter used is disposable and is made of paper.  Sometimes, however, reusable metal, often gold-plated, filters are used instead.  Both methods of filtering coffee work to brew good tasting coffee.  However, the use of a metal […]