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Coffee and Weight Loss: Deflating the Green Bean Bubble

The trouble for a number of us here in America is that we have an easier time finding weight than we do with losing it. As 2014’s 8th most overweight country in the world, it comes as no surprise to me that the green coffee extract fad hit us pretty hard over the last few years. For those...

By Nick B
Savor the Flavor

While shopping the other day at one of those large mega mart shopping centers, I noticed a big display attempting to hypnotize shoppers into buying a popular coffee company’s “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee.” Now I love me some pumpkin spice but I also know flavored coffees are...

10 Reasons Why We Drink Coffee

If there’s something that you enjoy doing, odds are you don’t stop to question why exactly you repeat the process. However, with something as versatile as coffee drinking, I was amazed to find just how many various reasons there are as to why people depend on the stuff. Whether social...

National Coffee Month Cont.

It’s hard to believe we’re already a third of the way through August aka National Coffee Month! Hopefully all of you have been enjoying your summers so far, participating in our giveaways, and of course, drinking coffee! It’s been sort of a flurry of activity for us here at...

By Nick B
Top 10 Reasons Why Coffee is Good For You

So, working for a coffee company definitely has its “perks” but I recently wanted to reassure myself that drinking all this great java regularly was really good for me and my overall health. So I did what any normal person would do and Googled it. When I noticed the...

Coffee and Your Diet: Dairy-Free, Low-Calorie, Organic, and Vegan Options

Having special dietary needs can seriously limit your options. Believe me, as someone who’s lactose intolerant, I know this firsthand. Luckily, there are a few options available to those of us who may be lactose intolerant, calorie conscious, or practicing vegans. With a little creativity,...

Coffee and Your New Year's Resolutions

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable holiday season, I know that I certainly did. Anyway, 2013 is coming to a close. So of course, as we transition from months of decorating, eating, and general excess, tradition dictates that we resolve to lead healthier lifestyles in the coming...

By Nick B
The Health Benefits of Coffee

If you’re reading this blog, I’ll go out on a limb and assume that you’re one of millions of people who wake up and face each day with a cup of coffee. Now, yes, your coffee does help you get up in the morning, stay alert, stay awake, but there’s actually a plethora of other benefits that have...

By Nick B
Research Suggests Coffee May Lower Risk of Depression

For people relying on caffeinated beverages to make it through the day, the choice between coffee and soda may have just become even more cut and dry. A press release from the American Academy of Neurology outlines the findings of a study authored by Dr. Honglei Chen, MD, PHD that suggests the...

By Nick B
Smile Power Day!

Sometimes it's the simple things that really make all the difference, and so, today I'd like to put a spotlight on something we can all do to improve both our health and our mood. Smile! By the way, today is also Smile Power Day so I'm going to be taking some time to talk about why...

By Nick B
Somebody Needs a Hug Right Meow!

National holidays come in all shapes and sizes and today we celebrate our love for our feline friends with National Hug Your Cat Day. As our relationship with the mischievous creatures dates back beyond recorded history, (the ancient Egyptians worshipped them!), it makes...

By Nick B
Health Report: Could Coffee Protect You From Skin Cancer?

As you’re enjoying the last rays of summer, consider that in a few years you could be lathering on the coffee to prevent skin cancer. Findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that chemicals commonly found in coffee have the ability to absorb UV...

Health Report: Coffee & Tea Ward Off Dangerous Bacteria

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a cluster of bacteria that may develop in the human nose. This common strain of staph is occasionally referred to as a “Super Bug,” due to its resistance to antibiotics. It can result in fatal infections when coming into contact with open...

A Deeper Look at Tea

Tea has a rich history dating back to about 2700BC. Today, tea production is in access of 2.5 million tons globally. Tea is grown in subtropical areas of China, India, Japan, Indonesia and Asia. All tea is created from the tropical plant Camellia Senensis. There are several thousand different...

By Tracys
Caffeination at a Young Age

Five years ago, I had a group of neighbors over for an evening happy hour. As usual, everyone congregated in the kitchen. Suddenly, a dead silence fell over the room as my then 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, walked in, popped a K-Cup into the Keurig machine, and brewed herself a cup of coffee....

Coffee Fights Oral Cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation recently shed light on a disheartening trend, the rise of mouth cancer. According to the organization, 36,000 Americans will be diagnosed with some form of the disease this year. Often linked to alcohol and tobacco use, mouth and throat cancer affects 100 new...

By Tracys
Posy Of Youth

Let's face it, ours is a society obsessed with youth. Looking and feeling young can occasionally feel like a full-time job; from gym memberships to creams and cosmetics, some people will go to great lengths in search of that illusive fountain of youth. Heck, I've even heard of women using face...

By Tracys
Mighty, Mighty White Tea!

We hear so much about the health benefits of green tea nowadays, it almost seems as though white tea has been pushed to the back burner. But, believe it or not, white tea may actually be better for you! White tea is the result of farmers picking young tea leaves' buds before they have a...