Coffee in the News

The topic of coffee and health is regularly featured in news and lifestyle titles around the world. On this page we look at the science behind some of the latest trending topics on coffee and health.

Iced coffee

Some media coverage has suggested that the health properties may differ between hot and chilled coffee, is this the case? Iced coffee is a popular choice in summer months providing a chilled alternative to hot drinks. While drinking coffee is associated with an increase in alertness, there is no research to suggest any differences between […]

Coffee and body temperature

Can drinking a cup of coffee make you warmer? Or help to cool you down? News reports have suggested both, but how does coffee affect body temperature?  While the topic of coffee and body temperature is frequently of media interest, particularly in the warmer months, there is limited scientific research on this subject. One study […]

“Green coffee” describes the state of coffee beans before the roasting process takes place. Green coffee beans are said to be high in antioxidants and reduce cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. What is the truth behind the drink?

Green coffee beans are said to be high in antioxidants and reduce cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. What is the truth behind the drink?   Green coffee beans have a limited aroma and flavour profile compared to roasted beans; when roasted the beans develop the taste and smells characteristic of roasted coffee […]

Coffee and hangovers: Coffee has been suggested as a potential remedy for hangovers in the popular media, but is this really the case?

Coffee has been suggested as a potential remedy for hangovers in the popular media, but is this really the case?  Hangovers are a consequence of excessive alcohol consumption. It’s been suggested that hangover symptoms are caused by dehydration, hormonal alterations and toxic effects of alcohol1. Experts have concluded that there is no compelling evidence to […]

When is the best time of day to drink coffee? According to the US army, there is a right time to have a ‘cup of joe’ – and it’s all down to an algorithm

Researchers from the United States army have developed a software tool that makes personal recommendations for timing coffee consumption. This ensures peak levels of alertness, depending on the time of drinking and sleeping. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have confirmed there is indeed a cause and effect relationship between a 75mg serving of caffeine […]

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