Coffee and caffeine

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

Coffee paraphernalia

Where to get tools for my primary drug of choice.

Alternative brewing sells paraphenalia in australia.

Cheap espresso machines

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


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).


Debono, Miguel, Cyrus Ghobadi, Amin Rostami-Hodjegan, Hiep Huatan, Michael J. Campbell, John Newell-Price, Ken Darzy, Deborah P. Merke, Wiebke Arlt, and Richard J. Ross. 2009. Modified-release hydrocortisone to provide circadian cortisol profiles.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 94 (5): 1548–54.
Drake, Christopher, Timothy Roehrs, John Shambroom, and Thomas Roth. 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 9 (11): 1195–1200.
Foster, Russell G., and Katharina Wulff. 2005. The Rhythm of Rest and Excess.” Nature Reviews Neuroscience 6 (5): 407–14.
Fries, Eva, Lucia Dettenborn, and Clemens Kirschbaum. 2009. The cortisol awakening response (CAR): facts and future directions.” International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology 72 (1): 67–73.
Gomes, Ana Allen, José Tavares, and Maria Helena P. de Azevedo. 2011. Sleep and Academic Performance in Undergraduates: A Multi-Measure, Multi-Predictor Approach.” Chronobiology International 28 (9): 786–801.
Guzey, Alexey. 2022. Theses on Sleep.”, February.
Lovallo, William R., Thomas L. Whitsett, Mustafa al’Absi, Bong Hee Sung, Andrea S. Vincent, and Michael F. Wilson. 2005. Caffeine Stimulation of Cortisol Secretion Across the Waking Hours in Relation to Caffeine Intake Levels.” Psychosomatic Medicine 67 (5): 734–39.
Thurber, Francis Beatty. 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. New York, American grocer publishing association.
Walsh, Joseph M. 1894. Coffee: its history, classification and description.. Philadelphia, The author.

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