Why your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you’d like
If you’re a coffee lover, you probably already know there are some pretty great health benefits, but we’re guessing your main reason for drinking it might be that fantastic caffeine high you get that helps you make it through the day.
Rugid Grind brews every bag of coffee to help end teenage homelessness in the Houston area
HOUSTON – Rugid Grind is a local coffee roasting company that is not only dedicated to ending teenage homelessness in the Greater Houston area, but also - WORLD WIDE. They built a brand that serves a greater purpose, while also serving a quality cup of coffee. The goal of their ‘The Oneighty Project’ is to help end teenage homeless in America by nurturing our youth, and equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in life. For the month of March, 50% of proceeds from each Rugid Grind branded coffee bag will go straight to Kids’ Meals Houston to help replenish their warehouse, who lost all perishables during the Arctic blast last month. AdWatch as Lauren Kelly chats with Rugid Grind founder Brian Washington more about how you can sip with a purpose.
Coca-Cola releases coffee-infused drinks
HOUSTON – No need to add coffee to your Coke, new Coca-Cola coffee-infused drinks have dropped Tuesday at Houiston-area stores. The drinks come in three flavors: dark roast, vanilla, and caramel, and are infused with Brazilian-style coffee. They come with 69 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce can, which is higher compared to 34 milligrams in a can of regular Coca-Cola. According to CNN, this isn’t the first time Coca-Cola released a coffee-infused drink. In 2006, the company came out with “Coca-Cola Blak”, which in 2008 the drink flopped due to low reviews.
Treat your coworker to a cup of coffee with Microsoft Teams, Starbucks this holiday season and beyond
HOUSTON – Two of the largest U.S. companies are teaming up to buy that perfect cup of coffee for your coworkers. In a blog post from Microsoft Friday, Starbucks has installed an app inside Microsoft Teams, where users can purchase an eGift card to their coworkers within the chat window, becoming a new way to purchase a coffee this holiday season and beyond. Channel your inner Santa by sending your fave coworker, friend, family member, or coffee fanatic a @Starbucks gift card on Microsoft Teams! Microsoft Teams users can choose between 1,100 eGift card designs and 20 holiday-themed designs from Starbucks. To learn how to send a Starbucks eGift card via Teams, click here.
Celebrating National Coffee Day with some seasonal and spiked coffee drinks
HOUSTON – It’s time to grab those Fall clothes from the back of your closet, get a pot of coffee brewing, and celebrate National Coffee Day! From regular, to black, to cold, or hot, sweet or frozen, coffee isn’t just for breakfast anymore. The made up “holiday” is celebrated annually on September 29th, and we’re totally here for it, made up or not. The coffee business is a billion-dollar industry, and people have been brewing the stuff for many years. Watch as Lauren Kelly and Lionel Villarreal of The Toasted Yolk show us three delicious, seasonal, spiked coffee cocktails to enjoy today.
Your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you think. Here’s why.
Here’s what you may not know: There are prime times during your day to drink coffee to get the best effects, and those times aren't necessarily first thing in the morning. If you’re drinking coffee during that timeframe, you’re drinking it at a time when you’re already naturally at your maximum level of alertness. Drinking coffee during your natural cortisol peak can cause you to develop a tolerance to caffeine. “In other words, the same cup of morning coffee will become less effective,” Miller said. Even if coffee is the first thing you want to taste in the morning, if you’re using it for a pick-me-up, it might behoove you to try waiting a little while.
Chocoholics unite: Chick-fil-A to add chocolate treats and seasonal item to its menu this fall
Starting Monday, Chick-fil-A is rolling out three new menu items. The Chocolate Fudge Brownie and a new blend of specialty-grade THRIVE Farmers Hot Coffee will permanently join Chick-fil-A’s menu while the Mocha Cream Cold Brew will only be available for a limited time at participating locations. “We are always looking to add fun and flavorful offerings to our menu, and these new dessert and snack options make perfect additions as we enter the fall season,” the director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-A said. “We received positive responses when we tested the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Mocha Cream Cold Brew in select markets last year, and we hope our customers will be as excited as we are to have these sweet treats join our menu nationwide.”The new Chocolate Fudge Brownie combines rich semi-sweet chocolate melted into the batter with fudge chunks. Chick-fil-A’s seasonal Mocha Cream Cold Brew features a swirl of cold-brewed coffee, sweetened cream and chocolate-flavored syrup, served over ice while the new blend of THRIVE Farmers Hot Coffee is described as offering a smooth caramel flavor with a nutty finish.
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop?
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop? Coffee is now being grown in a place many thought was not possible -- Santa Barbara, California. Farmers say wherever avocados grow, so too can coffee plants, making them optimistic about the crop’s future. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com