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Coffee and Chemistry Blog

  • The Complicated Relationship Between Coffee and the Stomach

    It’s a tale as old as time. You fall in love with the sweet hypnotizing aroma of coffee, only to find that the smooth eye-opening energy-boosting brew leaves you with the unwanted sensation of heartburn, pain, and an upset stomach. 

    So, what is the complicated relationship between coffee and the stomach???

  • Coffee please, but Safety First!

    Is coffee healthy or harmful? As with many things, there is debate!

    More and more studies are showing the benefits of coffee consumption, not only for increased cognitive awareness , but also in increasing calorie burn during exercise. Studies also show that it has a positive effect on conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, Alzheimer’s, and immune system function.


  • SIZE MATTERS: Find your perfect grind

    While most Americans opt for the ease of a drip pot and pre ground coffee, it’s fun to experiment. Each brew system works best with a specific grind size (see chart). Have fun learning new techniques and let us know if you have any questions.
  • Let’s get Balance

    Is it safe to assume that most people contemplate these things at one point or another? I certainly do... The implication being that finding the right balance could mean achieving happiness.

    Wouldn’t that be grand?

  • The History of Coffee

    There are a few legends that surround the origins of coffee. One such legend dates coffee back to the early 15th-century in the region of Kaffa Ethiopia. It was said that a goat herder named Kaldi discovered coffee after observing his goats becoming excited when eating the beans from a specific plant. Another tale...
  • Coffee and Chemistry: 3 ways L-theanine will boost your coffee.

    There are numerous articles touting the mental benefits of the combination of L-theanine in coffee, but mental clarity is not the only advantage this ingredient provides.