Charcoal latte

You may have sighted them in your local coffee shop, or on your favorite Instagram account. The dark, mysterious charcoal latte has captivated many coffee enthusiasts. Featuring beautiful art atop a luscious dark background, it’s touted both for spectacular visual appeal and health benefits. Activated charcoal, first showing up as a food supplement 5-10 years ago, could soon be found as an ingredient in everything from ice... Continue Reading →

Is coffee hydrating or a dehydrating? Find out!

Coffee is 99% water, but it is it a hydrating or a dehydrating? Actually, it's both. Though caffeine is a mild diuretic, the water content of the coffee balances out and essentially negates the diuretic properties of the caffeine. If this sounds surprising, you aren't alone in your shock.

Coffee, cholesterol, and filters

Coffee filters are a daily feature in many of our lives and choosing the right filter can be, well, tricky. Aside from the numerous brands to select between, there are also a host of different types of coffee filters to choose from, each with its own pros and cons.

Gluten, carbs, and sugar … in your coffee?

Carbs and sugars and gluten in your coffee? Well, it really depends on how you drink it and where you buy it. Coffee, like popcorn and leafy greens, is a healthy option when consumed plain but can become deceptively carb-heavy, fat-laden, and sugar-packed once dressed-up.

Keep the latte, lose the calories and fat

Pumpkin spice, maple spice, pecan, vanilla...however you take it, a good latte is delightful. A good latte can also be deceptively, unexpectedly caloric -- and fattening if you are topping off your sweet drink with a touch of whipped cream. Think I'm exaggerating? Let's get some perspective: a grande (16-ounce) Starbucks latte made with whole... Continue Reading →

The truth about coffee, cancer, and acrylamide

In 2018, a California judge ruled that coffee companies must post warnings about acrylamide in coffee. Shortly after, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) reversed the ruling, stating that coffee does "not pose a significant risk of cancer"1. The United States Food and Drug Administration supported this decision, stating that warnings "would be... Continue Reading →

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