What’s In Your Cup?
At Griffin we love our coffee. What’s not to love? I’ll be the first to admit to swilling the stuff like it’s going out of style. For the record, it’s not going out of style.
In the latest Wired there’s a fantastic breakdown of what’s inside a cup of coffee. Patrick di Justo explains what caffeine actually is:
This is why the world produces more than 16 billion pounds of coffee beans per year. It’s actually an alkaloid plant toxin (like nicotine and cocaine), a bug killer that stimulates us by blocking neuroreceptors for the sleep chemical adenosine. The result: you, awake.
We tend to do our best work when we’re awake, management likes this.
di Justo continues breaking down the other crucial ingredients like: Water, 2-Ethylphenol, Quinic acid, 3,5 Dicaffeoylquinic acid, Dimethyl disulfide, Acetylmethylcarbinol, Putrescine, Trigonelline, and we can’t forget Niacin. It’s a really interesting article.
We’ve got two large coffee makers filled with the good stuff all day at the office. Some of my fellow Griffinittes tend to prefer to head out to grab a cup from a local shop instead. Others keep a french press here to make the real thing.
What’s your preference? What’s inside your ideal cup of joe?
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