C J Derry et al, 2014. Caffeine as an analgesic adjuvant for acute pain in adults, Cochrane Database Systematic Review, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 3, 2012. Caffeine has been added to common analgesics such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin, in the belief that it enhances analgesic efficacy. Evidence to support this belief is limited and often based on invalid comparisons. OBJECTIVES: To assess the […]

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Mystery Solved: See Who Is Supplying Coffee to the White House

Earlier this year, Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser asserted that the coffee supplier for the White House had become something of a state secret. With little cooperation from the White House staff, Viser continued to pry, finding some evidence of supply relationships with a Hawaiian Kona coffee company, Starbucks and local roaster/retailer Swing’s Coffee. At a recent White House black-tie holiday dinner […]

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R J Park & J D Moon, 2014. Coffee and depression in Korea: the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT: Background/Objectives: There is substantial interest in the health effects of coffee because it is the leading worldwide beverage after water. Existing literature on the connection between depression and coffee is scarce, and studies have yielded inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to examine the association between coffee consumption and depression in the Korean population. Subjects/Methods: We conducted a […]

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What Color Are Your Mugs? It Matters in Flavor Perception, Researchers Say

The color of coffee mugs has a substantial impact on the perception of flavor, according to a new study led by Australian researchers. Lead author of the study, published last week in the journal Flavour, George Vandoorn said he was inspired to pursue the research after a conversation at a coffee shop with a barista who told him that “when coffee is […]

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M M Werler et al, 2014. Maternal cigarette, alcohol, and coffee consumption in relation to club foot. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Clubfoot is associated with maternal cigarette smoking in several studies, but it is not clear if this association is confined to women who smoke throughout the at-risk period. Maternal alcohol and coffee drinking have not been well studied in relation to clubfoot. METHODS: The present study used data from a population-based case-control study […]

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Poursteady Uses Robotics Technology for a Commercial Pourover Bar

A group of New York-based engineers and product designers have turned a pet project for a commercial pourover machine and turned it into a full-blown business venture. The product is the Poursteady, a five-stand pourover bar that uses remote and robotics technology for what the inventors call precise and highly controllable single-cup pourovers. To our eyes, it’s the it seems like one […]

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Planning for an Emergency Long-Term Survival Event? Don’t Forget Coffee!

Whichever hostile government takeover, zombie raid or other armageddon-type event you may be planning for, there’s a coffee for that. Salt Lake City, Utah-based My Patriot Supply — which specializes in short- and long-term survival items like water filtration systems, heirloom seeds, “Granny’s Homemade” dehydrated soup and “stove in a can” — has introduced Franklin’s Finest coffee. The company says the coffee, available […]

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H Wu et al, 2014, Coffee, tea, and melanoma risk among post-menopausal women, European Journal of Cancer Prevention, published online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT Laboratory research suggests that components in coffee and tea may have anticarcinogenic effects. Some epidemiologic studies have reported that women who consume coffee and tea have a lower risk for melanoma. We assessed coffee, tea, and melanoma risk prospectively in the Women’s Health Initiative …

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K Omagari et al, 2014. Coffee consumption is inversely associated with depressive status in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, Volume 55 (2).

ABSTRACT Depression has been reported to be more prevalent among diabetic patients than non-diabetic individuals. Although depression and diabetes are causally and bi-directionally related, the influence of food intake frequency on depressive symptoms in diabetic patients has not been fully …

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Say Hello to Mission Cold Brew, Columbus’ Hot New Cold Tap Bike

The team at Mission Coffee Co. has always hung its hat on the idea of craftsmanship, from brewing coffees to building and outfitting much of Mission’s flagship cafe in the Columbus, Ohio, Short North District. That craftsmanship was put to the test when the company decided to create a mobile cold brew bar on a bike. First off, the Mission […]

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