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Coffee consumption and mental performance – Part 3

Here is some further information covering research on the topic of coffee consumption and mental performance. This post focuses on the area of coffee consumption and sleep. Caffeine and sleep Sleep in humans is affected by caffeine intake. An association between the daily intake of caffeine, sleep problems and daytime sleepiness has been found, including […]

Coffee consumption and mental performance – Part 2

Following on from the last post, here is some further information on the topic of coffee and mental performance. This focuses on coffee consumption and memory and dependence. Caffeine can improve memory Studies have shown that caffeine intake can improve working memory. Low doses of caffeine can enhance working memory performance, while higher doses have […]

Introduction to ISIC

Coffee is enjoyed by millions of people around the world every day and is one of the most researched products; resulting in the publication of hundreds of scientific studies every year.

The Institute for Scientific information on Coffee (ISIC) is a non-for-profit organisation devoted to the study and dissemination of science related to coffee and health. Founded in 1990, ISIC members are seven of the major European coffee companies: illycaffè, Kraft Foods, Lavazza, Nestlé, Paulig, DE Master Blenders 1753 and Tchibo.

ISIC focuses on the study of scientific information on coffee and health. ISIC also supports independent scientific research on coffee and health and the active dissemination of balanced coffee and health scientific evidence and knowledge to a broad range of stakeholders.