Archive for July, 2013

Prevent Common Diseases By Drinking Coffee

We do love coffee. Besides that it tastes great, it also can help to prevent diseases. Based on an article in The Daily Meal, coffee is now shown to help reduce joint pain. So, if you work in an office at a desk then you should run and get a few more cups of coffee!

Health Benefits of Coffee

Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee has not always been touted as a drink that’s healthy. In the past it has been connected to heart issues, insomnia, amongst other health issues. Let’s not even talk about what milk, cream and sugar in your coffee add to that…

Anyway, have a look at what The Daily Meal has to say:

And of course, not every study can prove that coffee will really cure any disease on its own. As Dr. Alberto Ascherio, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health said to CNN, it’s more common for a study to find an association between coffee and health effects rather than prove how coffee can prevent diabetes, cancer, or depression.

Still, if coffee is a regular part of your morning (and afternoon, and night) routine, you can rest assured that you’re doing your part for your body. If you’re not a coffee drinker, start slowly, like you would with any new dietary habit. Everyone metabolizes coffee differently — it’s why some people can crash after a cup and others stay up all night after a few sips — but it can still have positive health effects. Seeing as we have a large latte on our desk right now, we’re happy with this news.

See the full article at

So, besides the joint pain, coffee is actually said to help prevent the following diseases:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Ednometrial Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Depression
  • Death

Check out the article itself to read up on study results, etc. regarding the health benefits of coffee with regards to these diseases. We think that even if it only helps somewhat in the prevention of one of those diseases then it’s worth to continue to drink your coffee everyday!

What do you think? Have any other thoughts on what coffee might be good for or against? Let us know in the comments below!

Have a look at our in-depth One Cup Coffee Brewing System Reviews. Get more information on coffee brewers and coffee at

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Fall Coffee Recipe by Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is best known as being a host on Top Chef. Maybe not so much known is the fact that she is a spokesperson for Nespresso. On The Daily Meal she shares a video and recipe to spice up your coffee this fall.

Padma Lakshmi Fall Coffee Recipe

Padma Lakshmi Fall Coffee Recipe

The recipe she shares in the video includes typical falls spices like cardamon, nutmeg, roasted almonds and many others. Her thinking is that it adds another layer of aroma.

You can find the video on The Daily Meal.

She also discusses the new Nespresso products — everyone is starting to get Christmas shopping on their minds and Lakshmi is making the case for upgrading your home coffee: “Nespresso has just launched a new machine called the U machine, [which is good] especially if you live in an urban city because it’s very compact.”

We suggest making Lakshmi’s recipe when you sit down to watch the new season of Top Chef Seattle, which will start Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. on Bravo!

Find the whole video and article at The Daily Meal.

As she mentioned, Nespresso is offering a new coffee maker. It’s called the U and it is designed as a compact, personal single serve coffee maker. You can find the U for the best price by clicking this link.

Have a look at our in-depth Single Cup Coffee Brewer Reviews and get more information on Nespresso brewers and other brewing systems at

Single Serve Coffee Sales Increase in 2012 – How Far Will They Go?

In 2012 the Single Serve Coffee Market in the US grew by roughly 80% to $1.8 Billion in sales. The market leader? Well, we all guessed is Keurig with around 60% of the market. Green Mountain Coffee announced that at the end of 2012 12 million US households had a Keurig. This is expected to rise to a staggering 35 million households by 2016. Needless to say, you won’t be alone if you are thinking of buying a single cup coffee maker for your house.

One Cup Coffee Brewing Systems

One Cup Coffee Brewing Systems

It’s also interesting that 49% of consumers that purchase a Keurig or similar system replace their existing coffee maker with it. An impressive third of the overall consumers though buys a Keurig in addition to their existing drip coffee maker. That leads us to believe that in many households a one cup coffee brewer is used for specialty beverages and for guests but not necessarily to brew the morning coffee. has compiled all these facts and figures on their site.

Single serve coffee sales surge 80% to $1bn in 2012, with private label players the new pacesetters

A perfect example of the fact that shoppers are willing to pay a premium for quality and convenience – even in tough times – the growth of the single serve coffee market has been nothing short of meteoric, growing from $1bn in 2011 to more than $1.8bn in 2012, an 80%+ increase.

Check out the whole article at their website.

Single cup brewing system offers convenience and speed but they are certainly not environmentally friendly. However, slowly there are inroads into improving the ecological footprint. More and more companies offer recyclable or biodegradable designs for K-cups and other systems. Mars has introduced a package system that does not need any aluminum foil and thus is completely recyclable. There will be much more to come along those lines in the near future.

Check out our One Cup Coffee Brewer Reviews and get more information on brewing systems at

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Consumer Reports Tests Single-Serve Coffee Makers

Which are the best single-serve coffee makers?

Consumer Reports has tested over two dozen different single cup coffee makers. They ranged in prices from around $30 to north of $300. The surprising outcome? A high priced brewer doesn’t mean that you’ll get the best coffee.

ABC’s 7 News has picked up the story and featured it in their news shows and online. They highlighted that the test included time to brew, temperature and overall taste as some of the most important factors. Surprisingly a high-end, $300 brewer from Bunn did quite badly.

For people who want a quick cup of coffee at home, a single-serve coffeemaker is an easy option. Just pop in a pod and you can brew a cup to go.

Consumer Reports has tested more than two dozen single-serve coffeemakers from names like Keurig, Mr. Coffee, and Starbucks. They cost anywhere from 25 to 300 dollars.

Check out the whole story at ABC 7 News.

The moral of the story and the Consumer Reports comparison simply shows that more expensive does not mean better. We think that a good Keurig brewer is the best way to go due to the combination of brewing quality and speed as well as the huge selection you can get with regards to beverages.

Have a look at our Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews and also get more information on brewers at

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