It's 2 A.M., you've been studying for that oh-so-crucial final exam for the past 5 hours, and you feel your eyelids getting heavier by the second as your mind drifts away to Slumberland. You need to stay awake. You need to focus. You need a pick-me-up! Coffee is the traditional solution, but you don't want those pesky jitters that come right before the inevitable crash. Energy drinks are loaded with sugar, and the zero-calorie options always leave an odd taste in your mouth, further distracting you from your studying. It would seem as if your options have been exhausted, but there is solution to your late-night studying dilemma: yerba mate .
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go somewhere for lunch and get something not only hot and fast but delicious too? Quick meals don’t have to fall under the fast food category, especially when you'recraving an Italian, melted panini.
Pop over to the international sensation Caffe Pascucci. You can trust that Italian-owned Pascucci’s would grill up a tasty panini that will leave you satisfied. They offer four different paninis. Try the salami, provolone, pickled peppered relish and mustard; the local artisan cheese (Humboldt Fog goat cheese), caramelized onion and fig jam; or smoked ham, provolone, and red onion relish. Each panini is served with a side salad for $7.95. Don’t worry if you have a little sweet tooth, there is a nutella, peanut butter and banana panini available for only $5.95.
Last Saturday, Joonbug's cup runneth over with coffee, tea, and juices; our hands and tummies filled with salted chocolate and flavored honey samples. It was a very good day.
Featuring such esteemed companies as Aroma, Tavalon, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Honest Tea, this year's festival attracted hordes of people, all reaching for that tantalizing taste of some of the top beverage brands nationwide.
Competition brewed in the next room at the Ultimate Barista Challenge; before a panel of judges and an audience, contestants attempted to beat the clock while creating and stirring caffeinated concoctions. Two rooms over, lecturers discussed the origins of various teas, the tradition of Afternoon Tea, and the art of home roasting.
I know caffeine isn’t good for me, but I also know the headache I get from going without my morning cup (or two) of java doesn’t feel very good either. Is it possible that there are actually some health benefits of my addiction?
According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Heath, drinking up to six cups of coffee a day is not associated with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease or cancer, or any other cause. Additionally, coffee may actually have health benefits relating to Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and other illnesses.
The study does suggest that some people may still want to switch to decaf or stop drinking coffee altogether if they are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. Oh, and if you’re frequently getting the shakes, or having trouble sleeping from ingesting too much caffeine, you should also cut back—duh!