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.

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

“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 have a limited aroma and flavour profile compared to roasted beans; […]

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 […]

“Bulletproof coffee” is a drink containing coffee and added butter or coconut oil. It has gained popularity through claims that it gives long-lasting energy, boosts concentration and keeps you fuller for longer. But is there any validity to the reports?

Bulletproof coffee is a blend of coffee with butter and other fats including coconut oil. The resulting drink is much higher in calories than a typical cup of coffee, simply because adding fats or oils to foods increases the energy level. While adding fat to coffee will take longer to digest in the body (therefore […]

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