Intermezzo Coffeehouse by Monika’s Delites
featuring specialty coffees and espresso drinks,
homemade desserts, soups, sandwiches and salads.
12 Park Place, Fredonia, NY 14063
The 2018 United States Coffee Championships wrapped up today at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle following days of intense competition and months of preparation at coffee’s cutting edge. Each of…
It is time to move beyond the idea of sustainable coffee. Sustaining something assumes that what we have is already good enough. Yet numerous studies have shown that if the…
This week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee includes a sit-down with a living lion of the specialty coffee industry, George Howell, as well as with his daughter, Jenny Howell, the director…
The interaction between arrhythmia episodes and certain lifestyle factors such as obesity and alcohol is well established. There is significant public and professional interest in the role of caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks in cardiovascular health. However, many widely held beliefs are not supported by evidence. This study provides a comprehensive review of the impact of caffeinated beverages on cardiac rhythm. (J Am Coll Cardiol EP 2018;4:425–32) © 2018 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
The post A Voskoboinik et al, 2018. Caffeine and Arrhythmias – Time to Grind the Data, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 4, Number 4. appeared first on Coffee and Health.
The comparative effects of coffee robusta and coffee arabica (Qahwa) on different attention and memory related assignments were measured in a double-blind study of 300 healthy young adult women who were randomly assigned to one of three different drinks: Group I (coffee robusta sachet dissolved in 100 ml of hot water): Group II (coffee arabica): and group III (100 ml water only). Cognitive function was assessed by standardized tests. Several monitoring cognitive tests and tasks were specifically chosen and performed to investigate the comparative effects of coffee robusta (CR) and coffee arabica (Qahwa; AC) on sleepiness (sleep and clear headed scale), attention (trail A & B, symbol digit, letter cancellation), general cognitive ability (stroop test) and memory (card test). Data was interpreted by analysis of variance (ANOVA). The present study revealed that coffee robusta has beneficial effects on attention, general cognitive ability and memory. Higher though non-significant cognitive scores were associated with coffee robusta consumption. Although, consumption of coffee arabica (Qahwa) has significant effects (P < 0.05) on sleepiness, attention, general cognitive ability and memory and it significantly improve reaction time and correct responses. Since different tasks were related to the sustained attention and working memory processes, results would suggest that coffee arabica (qahwa) could increase the memory and efficiency of the attentional system might be due to the presence of chlorogenic acids (CGA) which are found in less quantity in coffee robusta. However, more studies using larger samples and different tasks are necessary to better understand the effects of coffee robusta and arabica (Qahwa) on attention and memory.
The post W D M Alharbi et al, 2018. Comparative effect of coffee robusta and coffee arabica (Qahwa) on memory and attention, Metabolic Brain Disorders, published online. appeared first on Coffee and Health.
While the SCA is gearing up for its annual Expo in Seattle, the 121st International Coffee Council ran from April 9-13 in Mexico City. The convening of the governing body of the…
The post Mattias Carlstrom and Susanna C Larsson. 2018. Coffee consumption and reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a systematic review with meta-analysis, Nutrition Reviews, published online. appeared first on Coffee and Health.
The early onset of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) suggests that critical exposures occurring during pregnancy may increase risk. We investigated the effects of maternal coffee and tea consumption during pregnancy on ALL risk by pooling data from eight case–control studies participating in the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium.
Data on maternal coffee intake were available for 2,552 cases and 4,876 controls, and data on tea intake were available for 2,982 cases and 5,367 controls. Coffee and tea intake was categorized into 0, > 0–1, > 1–2, and > 2 cups/day, and covariates were combined and harmonized. Data on genetic variants in NAT2, CYP1A1, and NQO1 were also available in a subset. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using unconditional logistic regression, and linear trends across categories were assessed.
No association was seen with ‘any’ maternal coffee consumption during pregnancy, but there was evidence of a positive exposure–response; the pooled OR for > 2 cups/day versus none was 1.27 (95% CI 1.09–1.43), p trend = 0.005. No associations were observed with tea consumption. No interactions were seen between coffee or tea intake and age, maternal smoking or genotype, and there was little or no evidence that associations with coffee or tea differed among cases with and without chromosomal translocations.
Despite some limitations, our findings suggest that high coffee intake during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood ALL. Thus, current advice to limit caffeine intake during pregnancy to reduce risk of preterm birth may have additional benefits.
The post E Milne et al, 2018. Maternal consumption of coffee and tea during pregnancy and risk of childhood ALL: a pooled analysis from the childhood Leukemia International Consortium, Cancer Causes and Control, published online. appeared first on Coffee and Health.
One of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, New York City’s Eleven Madison Park, has shed some light on its table-side coffee service. As with anything at the highly awarded restaurant…
Over the past year, the conversation around equal representation and the treatment of individuals from historically underrepresented and systematically oppressed groups has evolved into public discourse in ways not before…