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.

“Mushroom coffee” is a blend of ground coffee with powdered fungus. Fans of the drink say it can increase alertness and boost immunity and cardiovascular function. So what is the science behind the trend?

Mushroom coffee is a combination of coffee and extract of mushroom, which claims to have ‘half the caffeine and double the effects of coffee’. When eaten, mushrooms provide a range of nutrients including potassium and selenium. Coffee contains a number of active compounds, the best known of which is probably caffeine. Caffeine is a mild […]

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