To start the new week, another collection of instagram video coffee clips. This week we feature a videos on coffee and exercise, a user-submitted chemex demonstration, and a coffee mug Urban Outfitters pulled from shelves. Jump for the stories!
Although most people who seek out caffeine jump straight to coffee for their morning ritual, many forget that tea can also contain a quality amount of caffeine to get your day started. What can be confusing though is that, while coffee always has an acceptable amount of caffeine (sans decaf), tea’s caffeine levels can vary from the leaf you choose to your preferred steep time and method. Today, I’d like to go over a few ways to get the most caffeine out of your tea, along with, which teas to choose if you’re looking to lower your caffeine consumption.
Ice cream for breakfast is no longer such a bad idea…
Deep in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin a new dream was born. The dream that ice cream could not only be a delicious dairy treat but also, a caffeinated one. Cue the relationship between Madison’s Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and Milwaukee’s Osmanium Candy Company, a caffeinated candy manufacturer, for the birth of Bang! Caffeinated Ice Cream.
According to widely available and accepted research, an average adult can handle about 200 – 400 milligrams of caffeine a day. For coffee drinkers, that’s about 2 – 4 cups, for a tea drinker closer to 4 – 6 cups. Check this great table of different coffee, tea, and soda drink’s caffeine amounts for a better idea. However, these statistics on recommended daily intake are just estimates and cannot determine exactly how much each person needs. For that, there are signs from your body and the outside world that can tell you if you’re taking in too much caffeine, as well, not enough. Here’s some ways of determining: