The big unanswered question, however, has been whether there’s any amount of coffee that’s actually “too much.” Now, a brand new study that examined 347,077 coffee drinkers, seems to have found an answer: the precise number of cups of coffee at which at which health problems might begin to show up, and could even outweigh the benefits.
Let’s not hide the ball, By synthesizing several of these of the earlier “positive” studies with the new one out of the University of South Australia that suggests an upper limit, we can come up with the perfect number: Five cups of coffee per day.
Here’s the background, the new study, and why when it comes to coffee, five is a magic number.
First, drink more coffee
First, the benefits. Study after study after study suggests real benefits to drinking coffee from a health perspective. As a coffee fiend myself, I’ve followed several of them over the years, including:
If you read through all of those studies, you come away with the idea that drinking as many as four cups of coffee per day could have some significant health benefits.
But if four is good, then how about five? And if five is good, why not 10?
But then, stop at 5
While I consider myself a pretty serious coffee drinker, the truth is I would rarely go past three cups in a day: one or two with breakfast, and perhaps one in the afternoon.
According to this new study out of South Australia, however, I’ve got some room to go before hitting the danger area. The problem, once you reach it, is the point at which the increased stimulation can lead to heart disease.
“In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day – based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk,” said Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health, one of the study’s authors.
Specifically, once you reach six cups of coffee per day, the risk of heart disease increases by 22 percent according to the study.
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Klatch Coffee Roasters is using the super exclusive Elida Geisha 803, which costs over $800 dollars a pound.
It’s only available at their Los Angeles and San Francisco locations.
The Elida Geisha 803 was auctioned off to buyers all over the world. The owner of Klatch says it owns the only 10 pounds available in the country.
That means just 80 cups are available right now between its Los Angeles and Bay Area locations.
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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Kids Cafe, administered by the High Plains Food Bank, is planning on providing free weekday lunches at eight sites throughout the summer.
One Kids Cafe site serves meals to senior citizens at an apartment complex to provide a consistent healthy meal and socialize with other senior residents.
Meals will be provided on the first come, first serve basis.
From June 3 until August 2, not including federal holidays, there will be food served at these locations, Monday through Friday:
- ACTS Community Center located at 202 S. Louisiana from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Amarillo Gardens Apartments located at 1223 S. Roberts Street from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Cypress Creek Apartments located at 527 Jason Avenue from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Maverick Boys & Girls Club located at 1923 S Lincoln from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays:
- Town Parc Apartments located at 6501 Woodward St. from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Cathys Pointe Apartments located at 2701 North Grand Street from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
- Greentree Village Apartment Homes located at 2301 Seth Ln. from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
- Stone Canyon Apartments located at 6208 Ventura Drive from1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Last year in 2018, the Kids Cafe team prepared and delivered 133,155 healthy meals to local kids at safe sites in schools, daycare facilities and apartment complexes throughout the year.
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) – A Flagler County internet cafe was raided Friday night during ‘Operation End Game.’
Deputies served a search warrant at ‘Dakota Joes Senior Entertianment Center’ in Bunnell. Investigators seized money and games related to alleged gambling.
Sheriff Rick Staly said that “these internet cafes are illegal in Florida and often become targets for crimes, just like the armed robbery that took place at this same establishment last October.”
No arrests have been made.
This story was written in Orlando, Florida.
Klatch Coffee Roasters has one location in the Bay Area and several locations in southern California. Together, they’ll be splitting 10 pounds of the super exclusive Elida Geisha 803, which costs $803 a pound wholesale. After roasting, it’s closer to $1,200 a pound.
Co-owner of Klatch’s northern California location is Bo Thiara. His excitement in describing the exclusivity and quality of the Elida Geisha 803 is palpable.
“It’s a unique coffee that comes from Panama. It’s by far better than any of the coffee you hear about that comes from animals.”
Thiara is describing the Kopi Luwak variety of coffee, made from cat-like mammals that are fed the beans and then pooped out, which to many is considered more of a fad than a specialty that attributes to the coffee’s taste.
Thiara believes this market is ready for $75 Panamanian coffee.
“San Francisco is one of those places where people appreciate fine stuff!”
If that’s the case, Klatch Coffee’s latest offering is the finest of the fine, at least according to the Best of Panama competition.
“It’s the Oscars for coffee! Just like wine, on a scale of up to 100, this coffee got the highest rating ever!” exclaims Thiara.
The Elida Geisha 803 was auctioned off to buyers all over the world. Out of an available 100 pounds, Klatch roasters owns the only 10 pounds in the entire United States. Do the math and that’s just 80 cups across the entire country, split between San Francisco and L.A.
It’s so exclusive, even the baristas, who according to Thiara train 406 hours to work at Klatch, wanted to be extra careful preparing us the Elita Geisha 803.
“I actually practiced with something completely different hoping this would go good…and it’s almost done so this is actually going great,” smiles one barista as she calculated water temperature and time so precisely. Her notes were written on a sheet of paper next to the cup.
Thiara provides us several tiny cups to sample. He explains the fruity notes come out and evolve as the coffee begins to cool down and change temperature. Upon trying a first sip, the fruity, blueberry-like notes and smoothness become apparent.
“This coffee is not over-roasted like what you get at other places. It’s roasted how coffee used to be roasted back in the day,” says Thiara.
The beans of the Geisha 803 are organic, from a single source, and direct trade, as are all of Klatch’s offerings. Education and knowing exactly where the coffee comes from down to the elevation (Geisha’s is harvested from 1,670-1,820 meters above sea level) are made clear to consumers.
While Thiara knows the Geisha 803 isn’t for everyone – and there are coffees at different price points at Klatch ranging from $4 to $12, he points out there is a different purpose to how they present their products.
“The objective is to just introduce people to this great coffee.”
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