Coffee and caffeine

March 25, 2018 — September 21, 2023

Figure 1

Variations on the theme of Yemen’s great gift to the world.

1 Coffee paraphernalia

Where to get tools for my primary drug of choice.

Alternative brewing sells paraphenalia in australia.

1.1 Cheap espresso machines

Two machines that are suppose to provide “best value” espresso experience:

2 Pharmacology

Here are some studies I have seen cited to claim that one should not drink coffee in the first hour after waking (Lovallo et al. 2005; Drake et al. 2013; Debono et al. 2009; Fries, Dettenborn, and Kirschbaum 2009).

3 Incoming

Nick Jikomes: Just learned that fluvoxamine, a common SSRI used to treat depression and other psychiatric conditions, increases the half-life of caffeine in the bloodstream. Like, to an absurd degree

4 References

Debono, Ghobadi, Rostami-Hodjegan, et al. 2009. Modified-release hydrocortisone to provide circadian cortisol profiles.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Drake, Roehrs, Shambroom, et al. 2013. Caffeine effects on sleep taken 0, 3, or 6 hours before going to bed.” Journal of clinical sleep medicine: JCSM: official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Foster, and Wulff. 2005. The Rhythm of Rest and Excess.” Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
Fries, Dettenborn, and Kirschbaum. 2009. The cortisol awakening response (CAR): facts and future directions.” International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology.
Gomes, Tavares, and de Azevedo. 2011. Sleep and Academic Performance in Undergraduates: A Multi-Measure, Multi-Predictor Approach.” Chronobiology International.
Guzey. 2022. Theses on Sleep.”
Lovallo, Whitsett, al’Absi, et al. 2005. Caffeine Stimulation of Cortisol Secretion Across the Waking Hours in Relation to Caffeine Intake Levels.” Psychosomatic Medicine.
Thurber. 1881. Coffee; from plantation to cup. A brief history of coffee production and consumption. With an appendix containing letters written during a trip to the coffee plantations of the East and through the coffee consuming countries of Europe.
Walsh. 1894. Coffee: its history, classification and description..