Any coffee drinker will tell you that coffee has worthwhile benefits. Guess what. It’s even better than you think. Beyond the pleasant aroma and the morning (afternoon, evening) pick-me-up, there is growing evidence that our coffee habits could actually be impacting our health… for the better! How does coffee affect your well-being? We’re glad you asked!
Coffee Can Make You Smarter
Coffee doesn’t just keep you awake, it may literally make you smarter as well. The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant. Many studies have examined the effects of caffeine on the brain. Results show that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time, memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.
Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improve Your Fitness
There’s a good reason why caffeine is found in most commercial fat burning supplements. Caffeine raises the metabolic rate and helps to mobilize fatty acids from the fat tissues, improving physical performance.
Coffee is Full of Nutrients and Antioxidants
Many of the nutrients found in coffee beans make it into your beverage, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals. In fact, a single cup of coffee contains:
- 6% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Vitamin B5
- 3% of the RDA for Potassium
- 11% of the RDA for Vitamin B2
- 2% of the RDA for B3 and B1
But that’s not all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants. In fact, coffee outranks both fruits and vegetables combined as a source for antioxidants in the traditional western diet.
Brew Up Personal Wellness – In Seconds!
How do you brew your coffee, or tea, or even hot chocolate for that matter? We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you’re busy. Between managing a household, commuting, efficiently managing your work load – and everything in between - setting aside 20 minutes waiting for coffee to be ready probably isn’t first on your agenda. That’s why we’re kind of in love with the Keurig. When you’re on the move, what’s better than a brewing system that makes every cup taste like the first – in seconds?
Let’s Talk About the Keurig…
Your Coffee’s Ready!
First thing in the morning, a Keurig can quickly become your new best friend. With the push of a button, your morning is off to a fresh start - whether you’re at your kitchen table, rushing to get out the door, or logging into your computer.
What’s Your Brew?
Whether you are brewing a cup to start your day, entertaining in your home, or enjoying downtime with colleagues, K-cups come in a wide variety of brands, roasts and flavours. Not feeling the coffee? Keurig also carries several non-coffee options including teas, apple cider, hot chocolate and even cold beverages like sparkling waters and sodas.
For out of the cup thinkers (see what we did there?!), you can even use your Keurig to heat water for oatmeal and ramen noodles. College students and interns – take note!
Taking the Traditional Route
Some people just like brewing a good old fashioned pot of coffee. We get that. Whether you want to brew a carafe to accommodate a group, or simply like the idea of always having ‘the coffee on’, Keurig carafe brewing systems are available to keep your day a buzz!
Concerned about the environment? We are too. For that reason, Grand & Toy teamed up with TerraCycle to create a K-cup recycling system to reduce landfill waste and improve your environmental impact one cup at a time! The company has also developed reusable coffee filters, allowing you to conveniently brew your favorite ground coffee.
With approximately 400 billion cups of coffee consumed worldwide each year, it’s safe to say coffee has become one of the most popular beverages on the market. Keurig knows that each cup has to be as unique as the individual drinking it. The only question left is: how do you take yours?