How Much Coffee You Need Is a Genetic Trait

For some, three double espressos is barely enough to get them out of bed; for others, the whiff of weak latte is enough to have them jittering. Now, it turns out that those differing reactions are genetic. » 10/07/14 8:30am 10/07/14 8:30am

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Whether it's served in a demitasse mug or a venti mochachino bucket, coffee is an essential, eye-opening morning ritual for many of us. But at what point does throwing back another vente doing you more harm than good? » 3/11/14 2:00pm 3/11/14 2:00pm

The Scientifically Best Time to Drink Coffee, in One Simple Graphic

You wake up, tired and groggy, and you can think of only one thing: coffee. But in reality, first thing in the morning isn't the best time to hit hit the caffeine—and it's science that says so. » 2/21/14 8:51am 2/21/14 8:51am

The Scientifically Best Time to Drink Coffee

Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially for those who have problems sleeping. But, do you ever drink your coffee and feel like it just didn’t work? » 11/07/13 8:30am 11/07/13 8:30am

How Much Caffeine Are You Actually Getting in That Cup of Coffee?

Confession: I don't drink coffee. I know next to nothing about what makes a good cup of brown flavored water other than it involving sniper precision measurements, calculus-level math, tools that are fit for a serial killer, forearms that would make Popeye jealous and a full beard. What I DO know is that more is… » 8/02/13 1:00am 8/02/13 1:00am

Would You Drink a Cup of Death Wish Coffee That Has Twice the Caffeine…

Here's something super bitter for you coffee fiends: Death Wish Coffee. It's the world's strongest coffee because it has 200% more caffeine than your normal cup of joe. That's, um, a lot of caffeine in one drink. But then again, for those who pour multiple brews down your throat every morning it shouldn't be a problem. » 3/20/13 10:00pm 3/20/13 10:00pm

Faux Loko Gummi Bears: Highly Caffeinated, Incredibly Alcoholic Candy.…

Do you remember when we taught you how to get really drunk off Gummi Bears? Of course you do. Kind of. And surely you recall our recipe for Faux Loko: The DIY Four Loko we shouldn't have told anyone about? » 10/12/12 5:00pm 10/12/12 5:00pm

Cold Brew Irish Coffee: The Best Part of Waking Up Drunk

Cold brew coffee has recently gained a massive following for its incredible smoothness and delicious flavor. Irish coffee, being caffeinated and alcoholic, has been popular for even longer. Too bad Irish coffee usually tastes like an 80-proof mug of acid. » 9/28/12 5:00pm 9/28/12 5:00pm

Your Morning Caffeine Shot, Up Close

This isn't candy. Nor is it splinters of wood from a multi-colored tree. In fact, it's a false-colored scanning electron micrograph showing caffeine crystals in close-up detail. No wonder the stuff gets you going first thing in the morning. » 7/19/12 4:30am 7/19/12 4:30am

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Millions of us start the morning with a coffee and think nothing of it. But new medical research suggests that it could be helping you live longer—if you drink enough of it. » 5/17/12 4:38am 5/17/12 4:38am

A Tea Set That Looks So Good You'll Stop Drinking Coffee

Not liking coffee is pretty much unpatriotic behavior in this country. But hey, can you blame people for not liking the bitter and dehydrating taste? If anti-coffee people (and/or Brits) need their caffeine fix, they turn to tea. » 4/16/12 12:20pm 4/16/12 12:20pm

Exercise and Caffeine Is a Cancer-Fighting One-Two Punch

This is the study that many of us have been waiting for: exercise combined with caffeine will greatly reduce your risk of skin cancer caused by sun exposure. » 4/03/12 2:40pm 4/03/12 2:40pm

To Lose Weight, Just Drink a Gallon of Coffee

There's no shortage of scientific research pointing to exercise being good for you, but if you're just trying to lose weight you probably want all the help you can get. Now, research suggests that caffeine activates the same fat-busting genes as an hour's exercise. Somebody, pass the espresso. » 3/07/12 9:22am 3/07/12 9:22am

Faux Loko: The DIY Drink I Shouldn't Be Telling You About

Remember Four Loko? That horrible, fruity malt liquor that combined tons of alcohol, caffeine, and other insane drugs? Most of the caffeine and other uppers were pulled out of it, making it significantly less deadly, meaning everybody lost interest. But now, suddenly, there's an easy way to make your own. Proceed with… » 3/02/12 5:00pm 3/02/12 5:00pm

Caffeinated Baked Goods Will Give You a Much Needed Snack in the Face

Coffee's not the only way to get a caffeine boost. Besides energy drinks, there's a growing number of foodstuffs designed to perk you up, from caffeinated Stay Puft marshmallows, to these cleverly named 'Snack in the Face' baked goods that prove a good pun is hard to ignore. » 11/05/11 3:00pm 11/05/11 3:00pm

Sunscreen + Caffeine = Skin Cancer Killer?

Caffeine has previously been correlated with a reduced risk of cancer. But the latest research-aided theory coming out of Rutgers University is that putting caffeine into sunscreen will reduce that risk even more. » 8/16/11 3:20pm 8/16/11 3:20pm

How to Break Your Daily Caffeine Habit and Use Coffee Strategically

Caffeine seems so simple, even if you're a veteran user. You drink it, you get amped up for a short period, and you inevitably come down a bit when it wears off—or so you think. But caffeine is a more subtle substance than we give it credit for. Knowing how it works on your body and brain, and how it is most… » 8/15/11 10:00am 8/15/11 10:00am