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LOCAL COFFEE COMPANY GIVES ADVICE ON PLASTIC STRAW BAN

By kristina / January 8, 2019

The path to becoming more eco-friendly as a state continues, the Washington legislature will introduce a bill this session to ban plastic straws. Seattle was one of the first cities to dump the straws last year. The bill would go into effect July 1, 2020, if it passes the legislature. While, the ban would not take […]

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COFFEE, BITTERNESS AND GENETICS

By kristina / December 4, 2018

New research suggests people who are genetically predisposed to be sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine drink more coffee than those who are less sensitive. The desire for that caffeine rush may be so strong, we’ll seek out bitterness to get it. Marilyn Cornelis has been thinking about coffee for most of her life. […]

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DARK ROAST COFFEE MAY PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE

By Monica / November 23, 2018

We consumer over 500 billion cups of coffee worldwide each year—it’s one of the most popular rituals on the planet. But for those of you with a dark roast soul, there’s good news. Drinking dark roast coffee is really good for your brain. That’s right, recent research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that dark roast has tremendously powerful […]

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‘HOW MUCH COFFEE YOU DRINK DEPENDS ON YOUR GENETICS’

By Monica / November 19, 2018

There’s a number of obvious factors that influence how much coffee you drink. How much sleep you got last night, for instance, or how many times your needy cat woke you up. The proximity of the nearest Starbucks to your office. The number of urgent and acutely stressful deadlines clogging your diary. But before you chastise […]

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ROASTING COFFEE TO FUND SURGERIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

By kristina / November 16, 2018

During his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 2017, Larry Istrail met a patient suffering from a rare form of cancer called pheochromocytoma, which can be treated with surgery. It causes the adrenal gland to pump out too much adrenaline, which leads to high blood pressure, sweating and anxiety. Basically, as Mr Istrail said, the […]

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