What are the benefits of coffee?

coffeeDespite many common assumptions, coffee confers a number of health benefits that shouldn’t be ignored.

Coffee is packed with antioxidants and healthful nutrients and compounds that contribute overall longevity and wellbeing.  Coffee can lower your risk of several diseases including cancer and dementia.

Read on to find out more benefits of coffee that you might not have heard of.

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Is coffee good for creativity?

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Many swear by their daily quota of coffee to get them through the day.

It’s not uncommon to hear people claim it necessary to “get them going” in the morning or to bolster their concentration mid-afternoon.

However, health experts disagree on the relative merits that coffee provides when it comes to creativity and cognitive function…

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Is Coffee Bad For You?

is coffee bad for you

For years, we’ve had it drummed into us that coffee is no good for our health.  But is that really true?

Advice from dieticians, doctors and nutritionists is often conflicting and difficult to decipher, and the idea that coffee is “bad for you” appears to be a result of misunderstanding.

It turns out that coffee has some exciting health benefits that most of us haven’t been hearing about.

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Have Keurig made a big mistake by locking their 2.0 machines?

Keurig 2.0

Late last year Keurig made the very conscious and profit-oriented decision to block all types of coffee pod other than it’s own branded and approved pods from working in it’s new line of ‘2.0’ machines.

They do this by using a special ink technology on the pods (or ‘K-cups’), which is scanned by the coffee machine before it begins to pour. If you use any kind of non-inked pod, then the LED display just says ‘Ooops’ and the machine refuses to make your coffee.

Effectively it’s the same kind of ‘Digital Rights Management’ that is used in the entertainment industry – particularly gaming – and just like in that world, Keurig’s attempts have gone down like a lead balloon amongst coffee lovers.

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Most popular types of coffee

espresso coffee

There are a lot of different types of coffee out there, and with coffee pods you can get to try all of them.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choice, or you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, we’ve listed the most common and popular types of coffee below…

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