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Are you ready for the holidays?

The holiday season is here and you still don’t know what to get your friends, family, or significant other? Here are some simple {coffee related of course :) } ideas to get you started:

bean mugA cool coffee mug…help your coffee lover enjoy their cup o’ joe in a unique way. Who wouldn’t want to get up in the morning if their coffee is in a wicked cool mug?!

 

Reusable coffee filterReusable filter….go green! A reusable filter is not only great to save them money, but is also very environmentally friendly.  Reusable cones (seen left) or k-cups are available.

 

 

coffee printerCoffee machine…single-serve brewers are definitely in this year!  Some coffee machines even brew your coffee and then “print” a picture on the top!


k-cupsA gift certificate is always a winner.  It’s a great way to let them expand their taste buds and try new coffees without having to worry about cost.

 

Whatever you decide to gift this holiday season, remember to find your moments to relax somewhere in the midst of the holiday season and enjoy every minute of it!

 

 

 

 

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Hidden Facts About Caffeine

Offduty: Caffine DrinksBesides the taste of coffee {downright AMAZING if you find the right flavor!}, caffeine is the main reason why most people consume it. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that over 90% of the world uses daily.  It gives us the energy and attention span to get through even our stalest days. But did you know that caffeine is naturally produced in some 60 different plants? A substance that makes you less drowsy and happy…it works so well that the Olympic Committee has banned it in athletic use due to increasing an athlete’s endurance.

Caffeine is found in coffee beans, tea leaves, guarana, etc. Many beverages come from these plants such as coffee, tea, and many energy drinks on the market today.  An average person feels the caffeine kick in about 15 to 20 minutes after having it and the kick usually lasts around three hours. Ever hear “you can never get too much of a good thing”? Too much caffeine can be lethal {about 100 cups of coffee in four hours}.

According to some studies, America consumes about 200 mg of caffeine per day but Finland takes the cake with an average 400 mg per person per day. A cup of coffee can contain anywhere from 95 to 200 mg of coffee and a caffeinated soda contains only around 30 mg.

Coffee has various amount of caffeine depending on what type of coffee you get. It is a common misconception to think dark roast has the most caffeine and that decaf coffee has none.  The light roast coffee actually has the highest caffeine content and decaf coffee actually has about 10 mg of caffeine in it!

Whatever the reason you enjoy coffee, we hope that it helps you find your moment, just for you. :)