Coffee

Okay, I must confess it was me that took that leftover sip of coffee from Nana’s cup every morning. I was maybe 5-6 years old. From then on I’ve been hooked. Coffee is a wonderful thing. It’s warm comforting, lifts you up, sharpens your mind if only for an instant, lol. As I started into the world of cycling, I begin to notice a strong connection between the two. As if one was married to the other. I would read and see pics of cyclists at the coffee house, or taking in ride breaks for it. I begin to wonder why this phenomenon was happening. So you know me the nerd (used in the positive). I started with the science of it. What is coffee? What are the benefits of drinking coffee? What are the benefits of cyclists drinking coffee?

What is coffee?

cof·fee
ˈkôfē,ˈkäfē
noun
noun: coffee
  1. 1.
    a drink made from the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tropical shrub, served hot or iced.
    “a cup of coffee”
    synonyms: informaljoe, java;

    “a cup of coffee and a raspberry Danish”
    • a cup of coffee.
      plural noun: coffees
      “she’ll buy you a coffee”
    • coffee seeds raw, roasted and ground, or processed into a powder that dissolves in hot water.
      “a jar of instant coffee”
    • a pale brown color like that of coffee mixed with milk.
    • a party or reception at which coffee is served.
      “going to coffees and answering questions”
  2. 2.
    the shrub of the bedstraw family that yields the coffee seeds, two of which are contained in each red berry. Native to the Old World tropics, most coffee is grown in tropical America.

More information on coffee can be found here on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee

What are the benefits of drinking coffee?

Here are several articles about the benefits.

http://authoritynutrition.com/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee/

http://www.onemedical.com/blog/newsworthy/10-healthy-reasons-to-drink-coffee-2/

http://www.caffeineinformer.com/7-good-reasons-to-drink-coffee

What are the benefits that coffee can bestow a cyclist?

Here are a few articles on coffee and cycling.

http://www.active.com/cycling/articles/will-caffeine-make-you-a-faster-cyclist

http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/cycling-training-tips-drink-coffee-recover

http://www.bicycling.com/food/caffeine-alert

http://aerochick.com/2012/11/the-relationship-betwee-coffee-and-cycling/

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/caffeine-and-the-endurance-athlete

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/11/caffeine-and-cycling-social-accessory-or-performance-enhancer/

Okay so you tell me your thoughts and ideas on the subject of coffee and cycling.. Can’t wait to hear from you my friends.

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One thought on “Coffee

  1. Coffee and Coke go hand in hand with cycling. Coffee more than Coke, of course. I would still ride if there were no such thing as coffee, but it wouldn’t be as fun. No doubt about it.

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