Posts Tagged: coffee

I’ve Bean Thinking: What are the Effects of Coffee on Memory?

I’ve Bean Thinking: What are the Effects of Coffee on Memory?

Nowadays, with over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The sweet aroma of ground beans is familiar to any time of the day. Many people look forward to starting off their morning, sipping the warm liquid out of their favorite beach themed mug. Teenagers gather in… Read more

Coffee as a Carcinogen?

Coffee as a Carcinogen?

Coffee has been listed as a Class 2B carcinogen since 1991 due to a potential link to bladder cancer. However,  a recent review of hundreds of related studies failed to provide any scientific proof of this correlation. As a result, coffee has been downgraded to a Class 3 carcinogen. This means that any associations of… Read more

You’re Probably Having Caffeine at the Wrong Time

You’re Probably Having Caffeine at the Wrong Time

During exam weeks, I rely on coffee to fuel my study sessions. I’ve been drinking about a cup and a half of coffee every day to maximize my focus on chemistry, biology and physics. Recently, I was disappointed to discover that I’ve been drinking my coffee at the wrong time. Normally I grab a cup… Read more