Caffeine In Quarantine: Coffee recommendations for each scenario
In trying times like these, you may find yourself in a situation that requires caffeinated assistance, whether it’s for morning fuel, to boost a bad mood, or to re-energize you whilst you home school through a hectic day. With this blog we will advise you on what coffee to drink & when. #StayHomeWithCP.
Firstly, it’s worth noting that caffeine in coffee can have the following effect on people:
– Improves alertness & attention
– Can improve working memory
– Can help relieve/protect against depression
– Improves mood
– Can suppress appetite
Let’s look at what is meant when we say ‘mood’ which can be helped by coffee. The terms ‘mood’ and ‘emotion’ are both often used interchangeably in colloquial conversation however, in scientific terms, mood and emotion have different definitions. A mood is a relatively long-lasting affective state; while an emotion is of shorter duration. It has been suggested that emotions can be defined by episodes of synchronised change, with components such as bodily reactions like blushing and motor expressions such as a gasp or sigh because you ran out of coffee (we have FREE deliveries on all orders J).
Scientists have long suspected that caffeine boosts mood and in fact several studies have found a link between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of depression. So, if you’re feeling a little down why not try our Reviving Dark Roast coffee? An all-day drinking blend of nuttiness balanced with a chocolatey sweetness. A bold statement of distinctive coffee that can knock the blues away.
Research has suggested that caffeine may accentuate non-habitual caffeine consumers’ emotional responses to negative situations, (but not how they choose to regulate such responses). If you feel you are emoting stress why not try our Awakening medium roast coffee? It’s not too strong and may in fact motivate you to move past it your tension.
You’ve got that work-from-home task list growing by the hour and you need some added energy to see you through the day? From lethargic to lively try a mid-morning Desert Rise. A popular strong coffee choice from our Barista Range, with a taste of citrus and red berries, its one of our go-to morning rise necessities.
And caffeine in coffee has been known to suppress the appetite so before you find yourself reaching for the fridge for the 60th time today why not home in on our Reserve coffee range. Crafted from selected regions in Africa and the Americas, these blends of popular single origins whisk you away to exotic places – a 1st class journey for your taste palate.
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