So, as we all begin the school year we will also begin long nights of studying, early mornings, all nighters..and if caffeine is not already your best friend, then it usually gets accepted into your closest circle of friends pretty quickly.
What is your favorite caffeinated beverage?
Recently my older sister (whom by the way is only 24. The other day she said I was making her sound too old by saying ‘older sister’ so…she’s young!) so recently, she emailed me some interesting facts on coffee that I found neat and wanted to share with everyone.
- Coffee grows on trees, which can be up to 30 ft tall, but the coffee bean is actually a seed inside of a bright red berry.
- There are many studies showing that caffeine can increase fat burning in the body and boost the metabolic rate.
- Coffee drinkers have also been shown to have lower risks of some types of Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers and Dimentia.
- Coffee contains amazing amounts of antioxidants, and is able to absorb the majority amount of them.
Oh, and there is this great article in Cosmopolitan with the “stages of coffee” that a person will go through. With a few minor changes, I can see this happening.
Age 8: Mom, what are you drinking? [Takes a sip.] GROSS, GROSS, GROSS! Quick, get me a Kool-Aid!
Age 10: Emma’s older sister always gets coffee when she takes us to Dunkin’ Donuts for strawberry frosted doughnuts with sprinkles. We should get coffee too.
Age 10.1: Nope, still disgusting.
Age 12: Hey, this isn’t bad if you mix it with hot chocolate.
Age 14: I can’t believe we used to hang out at Applebee’s every Friday night. Starbucks is so much cooler. Do you think that cute college guy with his laptop is looking at us?
Age 16: Caramel iced lattes are my oxygen. With extra caramel.
Age 17: Do you think the food courts in college will have coffee places that will make my iced coffee with cream and two Splendas for me, or will I have to do it myself?
Age 18: Coffee was made for getting extra energy to go out. And for hangovers. And for early classes. Who thought 8 a.m. classes were a good idea? Mom, please tell everyone I only want Starbucks gift cards for my birthday.
Age 19 to 23: IT’S PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SEASON!!!! AND THEN RED CUPS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Age 24: Down to one Splenda; I am such a grown-up. I still can’t believe Katie drinks her coffee black though — that’s even grosser than the fact that I used to get extra caramel in my caramel lattes.
Age 25: Do you guys have any organic agave nectar? Splenda is so sweet.
Age 26: I still love pumpkin spice latte season and you will pry my red cup full of peppermint mocha out of my cold, dead hands.
Age 27: Emma forgot to tell them to put sugar in my coffee and I don’t completely hate it. What’s happening to me?
Age 28: The barista just accidentally gave me a sweetened coffee and I had to actually lick a napkin to clear the sweet garbage-water taste from my mouth. How did I ever put sugar in my coffee?
Age 30: Get me a red eye. Unsweetened. Though this still tastes a little weak, even without milk. Maybe I need two shots of espresso. Mom, I still want a Starbucks gift card for my birthday. Or an espresso machine.
- What stage are you in? What do you think of this?