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Coffee Myths - Debunked

Coffee Myths - Debunked

Coffee Myths - Debunked

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It can sometimes be tricky to sip a cup of your favourite morning coffee without knowing if what Gina said has some truth to it? Can this coffee really make me lose weight? Does coffee make thirstier? etc. etc. There are so many myths surrounding what’s in your cup, so we’ve rounded up the top ones to debunk so that you may quickly get back to your cup of joe without questions. And don’t forget, once you’ve woken up to these realities we’re about to pour some light on, share with friends so that they may also drink in the fine facts…


  1. Coffee helps you lose weightThe reality: A cup of coffee may result in a short-term rise of your metabolic rate and Caffeine, as a stimulant, is often used in weight-loss pills but while coffee may temporarily suppress your appetite, drinking a couple of cups a day won't have enough of an effect to help you lose weight. Plus, people tend to drink coffee with calorie-packed creams and sugars…


  1. Coffee causes dehydration - The reality: Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration.


  1. Single espresso should be 7g and double should be 14g onlyThe reality: old school, nowadays baristas use up to 10gr for one dose and up to 20 gr for 2 doses. This way you have a better extraction and coffee tastes better, always depends the coffee you’re working with.


  1. Pregnant ladies should not drink coffee - The reality: Is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy? Yes, but hold the refills. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends limiting your caffeineconsumption to fewer than 200 milligrams (mg) per day. 


  1. You need to use boiling water on the grounds - The reality: If the temperature of your water goes above 200 degrees Fahrenheit, the water will start to extract some of the bitter oils from coffee grounds and may even scorch them. You can attribute the burnt taste of coffee to extra-hot water.


  1. The darker the roast, the stronger the coffee - The reality: Quite the opposite, actually! Roasting actually burns off the caffeine and gives you more of an acidic taste.


So, there you have it coffee-lovers! No need to doubt your sips of happiness – we know you’re just buzzing with happiness. For more on coffee visit us at coffeeplanet.com or mycoffeeplant on social media.