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Supercharge your day with freshly roasted and ground coffee guaranteed not to disappoint. Rich, Dark, and Chocolaty tasting notes (no mint). Expertly roasted for over 155 years.

Coffee Frequently Asked Questions FAQ's:

Is Coffee bad for you?

If you're the type of person who regularly enjoys a cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon, you might be aware of the brain benefits it provides—such as increased cognitive function, productivity levels, memory function and even a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease—but did you know that caffeine can also improve your physical performance? 

*The key here is moderation—consuming too much caffeine can make you feel jittery and cause restlessness at night. For optimum performance, stick to about two cups of coffee per day. 

Here are the top five reasons to drink coffee before a workout and give you one more reason to thank your caffeine addiction!

Can caffeine improve my physical performance?

Caffeine blocks adenosine receptors in your brain and increases adrenaline, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels.

The result? You have more energy during your workout to lift heavier weights or run faster than you could have otherwise done without any stimulation from caffeine! 

Caffeine acts as an ergogenic aid, which means it improves athletic performance and increases endurance.

Read more about the benefits of Caffeine and Drinking Coffee here.

Can caffeine improve my endurance?

Caffeine is also proven to boost endurance. In fact, there's a good amount of science behind it. More and more studies have shown that caffeine can improve muscular endurance when used in moderation (about 3-5mg per kg of body weight).

Essentially, you'll be able to workout longer and get better results from your efforts over time.

Plus, if you use caffeine before an aerobic activity like running or swimming—or even for strength training—you should notice improved muscular endurance as well.

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Can caffeine help me lift heavier weights and create more power?

Studies have also concluded that taking caffeine before exercise significantly increases resistance training capacity. It also increases skeletal muscle blood flow.

Muscle contraction requires energy to function, which comes from ATP. The only way to increase ATP levels in muscle cells is by breaking down glycogen stores and converting them into glucose for cellular respiration.

By allowing more oxygen into your muscle cells, caffeine helps deliver nutrients to keep them working longer, effectively boosting performance during workouts. 

Read more about the benefits of Caffeine and Drinking Coffee here.

Does Caffeine help improve my recovery after a workout?

Caffeine may not completely prevent muscle soreness, but research shows that it can significantly reduce how long it takes you to recover from a workout and lower how much soreness you feel afterwards. 

A 2011 study found that just 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in about two cups of coffee) could cut muscle pain by 50 percent and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness by 33 percent after exercise.

Other studies have found similar results: In one study, cyclists who consumed about 6 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight every day for six days were able to ride longer before exhaustion set in than those who didn't consume any caffeine at all. 

Read more about the benefits of Caffeine and Drinking Coffee here.

Can caffeine help reduce fatigue?

Caffeine may not completely prevent muscle soreness, but research shows that it can significantly reduce how long it takes you to recover from a workout and lower how much soreness you feel afterwards. 

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Does Caffeine increase my mental alertness?

it can boost alertness and promote mental clarity. In fact, recent research shows that caffeine increases your focus and reaction time. 

Caffeine has been shown to improve cognitive function when consumed in moderate amounts. In one study, research participants who consumed caffeine scored significantly higher on short-term memory tests than those who didn't.

Even if you aren't taking a test, it can help your brain focus on its current task. It's like being able to multi-task—you can be actively thinking about work while also focusing on an unrelated task like driving or talking with coworkers.

It may sound counter-intuitive but it comes down to attention span—caffeine helps you focus on what's important without getting distracted by other stimuli around you.

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Will Caffeine make me deydrated?

Caffeine's diuretic properties will make you lose water, which makes dehydration from caffeine particularly common.

Dehydration can lead to some uncomfortable side effects, including headaches and constipation. If you're not careful and moderate your intake, it can negatively impact performance during physical activity.

The best way to avoid this is to drink at least two glasses of water for every cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage. 

Read more about the benefits of Caffeine and Drinking Coffee here.