Enjoying coffee

Enjoying a good Coffee

Whether you are grabbing a coffee to go, on your way to work, or enjoying a relaxing coffee over a good conversation with your friends, everyone enjoys a cup.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world.  It can be prepared and presented in a number of ways and is usually served hot, however you can also have an iced coffee.

It has been heard that coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth, the first being oil.

So call a friend and go for a coffee!

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Coffee before the gym

Coffee before Exercise

Most people start the day with a coffee and about half of adults stick to this daily ritual.

How about having a coffee before going to the gym? Or do you still prefer the Snacks vending machines?

There have been a lot of studies relating to drinking black coffee before working out.

We may or may not know that caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement.  Caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid in fat burning.  Studies have shown that caffeine can increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate.

Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat and releases the into the blood making them available as fuel, which is why it make sense to have a strong coffee around half an hour before you exercise.

So before your next work out put the kettle on!

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Rental Coffee Machines

Rental Coffee Machines or Lease

We had been looking for a coffee machine supplier for a while, with so many to choose from London Coffee Machines were a good find, I was recommended to them by a friend and we tried one of there demonstration machines the Lavazza Easy Pod, with great options on coffee machine leasing and the machine had a wide range of pods and drinks as well, and its Italian coffee but am still unsure about rental.

Rental Coffee Machines were also of interest but the good thing about the lease is you get to own the machine at the end.

The coffee tastes great and being a pod system its much easier on the maintenance and the cleaning with much less mess.

A good option Environmentally? The only downside of the pod machines is that they produce more material waste than the traditional Bean to Cup Coffee Machines.

Back to the lease or rent a coffee machine… Another big potential benefit of a rental agreement over a lease is  your coffee machine can grow with your business/company. The machine you start with will be the right machine for you at the start of a three year term is not the right machine for you a year or two later because you have outgrown it. They have an option of upgrading your coffee machine to something more appropriate to your needs.


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Hazlenut in Coffee

My coffee experience without sugar!

So having drunk coffee nearly all my life and I am one of those people who has to have about 10 sugars in my coffee.  One day in the coffee shop I over heard a local photographer say to a lady you should try sweetening you coffee with a syrup and the one he was recommending was the hazelnut syrup as it would be less calories that adding sugar!  There was me putting the 8 sugar in my coffee and thought next time I have to try this!

So the following day I got myself a hazelnut latte, also picking up a big handful of sugar too as I was slightly skeptical! So holding coffee in hand I took a swig and was pleasantly surprised, I took another swig and I was still surprised.  I got to the end of the coffee and not a sugar stick was opened!  I think I had finally found the drink where I didn’t have 10 sugars  Yay!

We were in Costa coffee, in a new branch recently opened. Not sure if its an Italian thing or nut 😉 but it sure tastes good.

Recently I found a good recipe to make your own hazelnut latte give it a go and tell me what you think!

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Black coffee

Black Coffee

So about a year ago my partner said that I should drink a black coffee before going to the gym!

We go to the gym every morning and he had been drinking the black coffee for over a year before we went to the gym.

I thought I would give it a go as I have heard that coffee before the gym can help with fat loss.  So about 20 mins before the gym I have a black coffee.

Just so you all know like my coffee white with sugar, quite a bit of sugar.  But this has to be nothing other than straight up black coffee.

So the first day I tried it it was bitter, nothing like I have tasted before.  I remember my partner saying to be that “don’t worry you will get used to the taste” hell no, to this date which must be over a year now the coffee does not taste any different still bitter.  Bring back my white coffee with sugar!

Even thought its supposed to be one of the best pre workout drinks which might surprise you, All you have to do is swing by a coffee shop and get a cup of America’s favorite drink, minus the cream and sugar.

Downing a cup of Coffee before your workout provides more than just an added energy boost—there are a whole slew of health benefits that come along with it.

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