Coffee: Some enjoy a casual cup to start their day, but for others – it runs through their veins. These are the people that can’t live without it and that can’t get enough. If you are one of these people you know the importance of good coffee and the boost it gives you to get through your day. There are some things you might not know about your beloved coffee and the caffeine you crave.
Caffeine is the gift that keeps on giving
Caffeine peaks in your system within minutes; 30-60 to be exact. Though we metabolize most of it, it can linger in our systems for up to 14 hours. This can make sleeping difficult. When we continue to guzzle it throughout the day it keeps building and can cause jitters.
Roasts: Light vs. Dark
There is a common misconception about light and dark roasts. Many believe the darker the roast the higher the caffeine content. This is not true. In fact, it is often the opposite. The lighter roast packs more of a punch because the roasting process burns off caffeine.
Not all coffee is created equal
The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee can almost double from one brand to another. A large coffee at Tim Hortons can have 200 mg of caffeine and the same size at Starbucks contains 415 mg. The recommended daily allotment of caffeine is 400 mg. So one Venti coffee at Starbucks can put you over the edge.
Caffeine is hiding where?
Though, according to the FDA, we get more than 98% of our caffeine from beverages, did you know it is lurking other places as well? It can be found in chocolate, medications and pain relievers.
Caffeine – the feel good drug
Caffeine increases the levels of dopamine (the feel good chemical) in your brain which in turn improves your mood. So if you’re having a bad day and you sit down with your favorite coffee and start to feel your bad mood lift, it’s not your imagination…you can thank your coffee!
It’s 2:30 pm. You are dragging. You just need one cup of coffee to help you make it to that 5:00 pm whistle. You haul yourself from your chair and stumble into the break room. The coffee pot is calling your name but it looks as far away as Southfield. You shamble like a zombie that hasn't eaten in weeks into the break room, grab the coffee container, and…it’s empty!
What you wouldn't give for just one cup of coffee. You don’t want to make a whole pot because that would just be wasteful. You just need ONE cup to get you to the end of the day. And my fellow coffee lovers, that is where the K-Cup comes into play.
K-Cup portion packs are used with single cup brewing systems to brew a single cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. And guess what else? With our break room solutions you can have just that. You can have that one blissful cup of coffee to see you through those last agonizing hours of the day.
Don’t be a zombie; give us a call and see how Executive Coffee Systems services can benefit your office! You might just save a life!
If you're ready to show off your coffee prowess, this is the stocking stuffer for you for Christmas 2012.
Via Gilt.com, Starbucks worshipers can purchase this extremely limited edition steel card for $450 which gives you Gold Member status as well as $400 in credit redeemable at your favorite local Starbucks shop. Only 5,000 are going to be made (it is, after all, made of steel!) and those of us (guilty!) who are Starbucks Members already have gotten our email invitations to have first dibs on purchasing. The rest of the world will wait until Friday morning to line up to purchase the collectible card.
If you're not ready to hand over the $450 your shiny new coffee card, why not choose a more affordable solution to getting your Starbucks fix? Fill your break room with Starbucks for the best office coffee without the hefty price tag.