Coffee Shortages Expected From Global Climate Change

Coffee Bean Production to Be Affected By Global Climate ChangeRecord heat waves, unusual droughts, floods, and wild fires are some of the horrors that global climate change models predict, but now some are saying that something even worse is on the way: coffee shortages!

The Coffee Arabica plant grows in a specific belt on the globe known as “The Coffee Bean Belt,” and this belt maintains a 4-5 degree temperature range that is ideal for producing great coffee beans. Almost all of the coffee that we enjoy is grown in this specific temperature range. Global climate change models suggest that the regions which we rely upon to produce our coffee will shift out of this temperature range by 2080, resulting in major stress upon the industry.

This does not mean the end of coffee, but it does suggest that the industry will have to adapt to a changing world, as much of agriculture around the globe is likely to experience.  This could cause shortages, price increases, and many other difficulties, but it also provides opportunities.

Coffee Plants and Grape Vines, A History of Agricultural Shift

The grape vine is another sensitive plant on which we rely for another one or two of humanity’s favorite beverages. It grows well within a limited climate too, so as climate change has occurred, vineyards have been chasing this zone of ideal weather as it moves farther and farther from the equator. Some suggest that we may one day be drinking English instead of French wines!

Certainly with time, coffee agriculture will adjust to global climate change, but this coffee drinker still finds it difficult to imagine drinking Georgian coffee or New Zealand coffee, but the day may come. In the short term, coffee drinkers should expect sporadic harvests as a result of warming temperatures and spreading drought conditions.

In the meantime, you can get all of the coffee beans that you want at the prices that you expect at CoffeeForLess.

As the coffee world changes, we will keep you informed of the events that affect coffee prices, but one thing you can trust not to change is that CoffeeForLess will continue to offer you the best prices of coffee that we can.

CoffeeForLess Hit the Books Scholarship Winner Announced

Twice a year, CoffeeForLess awards an educational scholarship that we call the Hit The Books Scholarship to a student from within our community of coffee enthusiasts. This award of $500 dollars is meant to assist the budding scholar in affording the books and experiences that make up their college or university experience.

Today, we are pleased to announce the winner of the Fall 2012 Hit The Books Scholarship: Jane Marchant!

The Fall 2012 Hit The Books Scholarship Award Winner

CoffeeForLess Hit The Books Scholarship Winner Fall 2012Jane is a returning student to university life, having taken a sebaticle to travel the world and gain experience on her way to returning to her education. She is starting at Columbia University and majoring in Creative Writing.

She wrote us about her journey and how she sees the CoffeeForLess Hit The Books Scholarship as an affirmation of her decisions:

I would like to thank the scholarship committee at Coffee For Less for choosing me as their recipient of the most recent Hit the Books Scholarship. As a creative writing major, I will definitely be hitting the books this coming semester! I am a returning student, and will be starting Columbia University, in New York City, after five years out of university. I spent my time traveling the world; and while it was a beautiful experience, it taught me that I wanted something more. I wanted an education.

It was a difficult decision for me to return to finish my bachelor’s degree, and the tuition of a private school put a lot of pressure on me financially. Thanks to this scholarship, a little of the load has been taken off of my shoulders, and I am very grateful for that. The support from Coffee for Less reassures me that the financial aspects of university will work themselves out; and motivates me to concentrate all of my energy on my coming studies. There is nothing more important to a person than their education, and I thank Coffee for Less for contributing to mine.

Sincerely,

Jane Marchant

The CoffeeForLess Hit The Books Scholarship Spring 2013

Congratulate Jane and wish her luck on her educational journey, but remember, the next CoffeeForLess Hit The Books Scholarship deadline is January 31st. If there is a scholar in your life, a friend or relative that could use a little assistance on their educational journey and that is passionate about their love of coffee, then make sure they apply for this scholarship opportunity.

Coffee has long been the drink of choice for deep discussions, so join CoffeeForLess in supporting the next generation of scholars.

New Study: Coffee Helps Prevent Skin Cancer

 

Coffee May Prevent Skin CancerStudy after study finds that coffee, when consumed in moderation most befitting of your body, is practically a health tonic. In the past, we have found that coffee appears to protect neurons from such degenerative diseases as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Regular coffee consumption has been associated with a reduction in heart disease, and when consumed with reasonable or low amounts of sugar, coffee appears to have protective effects against Type II Diabetes.

Regular coffee consumption has even been associated with antidepressant effects and a longer lifespan, but few would have expected the findings of a recent study that suggest that regular coffee consumption reduces the occurrence of basal cell carcinoma, more commonly known as skin cancer. Even more shocking is the fact that one need not apply the coffee to one’s skin to enjoy the effects. Just drinking coffee, a naturally rich source of antioxidants, can help prevent the development of skin cancer, one of the most commonly occurring cancers the world over.

 

Healthy Coffee Options at CoffeeForLess

The key, it seems, to enjoying the health benefits of coffee are two part. First, one must avoid adding too much sugar or creamer to one’s coffee, and unfortunately for fans of the “Frap,” this means getting a little more traditional with your coffee. Studies have found that regular drip coffee of the sort enjoyed by the majority of pour over and single cup coffee maker coffee enthusiasts is the healthiest; sorry, espresso fans, but pressure does not seem to extract the healthful compounds quite as well as a slower hot water extraction.

Second, one needs to enjoy one’s coffee as fresh as possible. In this way, coffee beans are ideal. By grinding your coffee fresh, you allow the natural density of the bean to act as a preservative of many healthful compounds, not the least of which is the antioxidants held within. By grinding fresh coffee beans, you ensure that you have access to the most undamaged coffee compounds that you are going to get from roasted coffee.

So, while you may not yearn to forego your favorite sweetener, perhaps try a flavored coffee with light sugar and enjoy all of the healthful benefits held in the miraculous coffee bean.

3 Cups of Coffee Per Day Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease

3 Cups of Coffee Protects Brain FunctionsA recent study to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease describes the results of observation of 124 people between the ages 65 to 88 over the course of either a 2-year or 4-year period. What the study found may just surprise you. Those who had blood caffeine levels equivalent to those experienced by those who consume three cups of coffee peer day were significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease as well as a number neuropathic disorders.

Further study will be necessary, but the results of the study have many contemplating the relationship between caffeine and a decrease in the production of the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s Disease-derived brain damage.

While the study is far from conclusive, consumption of caffeine at levels supplied by three cups of coffee does appear to delay or prevent the development of a number of neurological diseases.

 

Protect Brain-Health with Good Coffee from CoffeeForLess

However you like your coffee, drinking coffee daily is a great way to prevent a number of degenerative brain diseases according to multiple studies now. Coffee has the added benefit of containing antioxidants shown to help prevent cancer, and coffee is not necessarily high in sugar like many other sources of caffeine.

CoffeeForLess carries many types of coffee, ensuring that you can get a great deal on your coffee no matter how you like to prepare it. Our selection of Keurig K-Cups is one of the best online, and we carry many coffee pods as well.

Traditionalists tend to prefer coffee beans, and we’ve got them covered too.

Whatever your preferred source of coffee goodness, CoffeeForLess offers great prices and an easy way to enjoy gourmet quality coffee delivered right to your door. So take a minute to look around and choose coffee that is just what you like. It may just be an investment in your mental health in your elder years.

Tassimo T-Disc Coffee Maker Recall May Affect CFL Customers

 

Tassimo T-Disc Coffee Maker RecallTassimo in a cooperative effort with government agencies in Canada and the United States has issued a recall on certain Tassimo T-Disc coffee makers. The recall only affects specific models, but the risk of injury the models with a defective part present is real, and we at CoffeeForLess feel it is our duty to ensure our customers have access to the information necessary to engage this recall.

The Tassimo brewer recall was issued after certain models of T-Disc coffee maker were found to issue forth steam, hot water, and ingredients when malfunctioning, increasing the risk of injury to those using these specific models of Tassimo T-Disc machine.

 

Tassimo T-Disc Coffee Maker Recall Details

Tassimo T-Disc Coffee Machine RecallTassimo coffee machines affected by the recall bear either the Bosch brand label or the Tassimo Professional label, meaning that not all Tassimo machines have the defective part. However, you should participate in the recall if you do own one of these two styles of Tassimo coffee makers. Bosch brand Tassimo brewers were available in multiple colors, while the Tassimo Professional models were only available in black.

More information regarding the models of Tassimo T-Disc Coffee Maker involved in this product recall is available at the official press release distributed by the CPSC, which you can read here (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12106.html).

This manufacturer’s recall is being fully supported by Tassimo, and customers should contact Tassimo directly at (866) 918-8763 or visit the manufacturer’s website here (www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall) to participate in the recall and ensure proper operation of their T-Disc brewer. Rest assured that Tassimo T-Discs continue to be a source excellent single serving coffee brewing thanks to these quick actions on Tassimo’s part.

We at CoffeeForLess regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers but seek to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our coffee community.

Happy Holidays from the CoffeeForLess Crew

Winter Solstice Greetings From CoffeeForLessToday is the darkest day of the year, the longest night, the Winter Solstice, and while humanity may not agree on what religion is right or how to wish each other a holiday greeting during the coldest months in the Northern Hemisphere, we can agree on at least one thing: we all love coffee. So, no matter what tradition you hold, brew a cup of good brew, gather with loved ones, and stay warm.

The days can only get longer, the nights shorter from here on out. It is no wonder so many of us mark this transition into winter with ceremony, even a ceremony none of us probably realize consciously. Year after year, the trend shows an uptick in coffee consumption universally during the winter, showing that we all feel the same.

Brew Your Favorite Winter Coffee and Get Cozy

Coffee makes as great a gift as it does a supplement to the winter doldrums. It brings us together, puts a smile on our faces, and adds cheer to our voices. Coffee brings us out of our shell and warms us when we are cold. Coffee makes conversation and conversation build community, care, and comfort. Coffee can uplift a downturned spirit or awake a slumbering awareness.

Keep Warm With Winter Coffee From CoffeeFromLessWhat could possibly be better on this, the darkest day of the year?

Coffee picks us up and sends us forth with renewed vigor as we approach the New Year. It sets the mind abuzz with visions of potential, of hope, and of the goals possible in the seasons ahead.

This is why we are coffee people and why we love our coffee community, so we here at CoffeeForLess wish you all the best and the boldest this coffee season. ;)

CoffeeForLess Keurig Coupons, Discounts and K-Cup Sales

 

Keurig Coupons and K-Cup Discounts Save MoneyCoffeeForLess is your source for the best price on Keurig K-Cups, and we guarantee it. We are so certain of our ability to do so that we offer Keurig K-Cup Price Guarantee, our promise that no matter what price you find for the same size and quantity of K-Cups we will match it.

We take K-Cups seriously at CoffeeForLess and offer our loyal community of single cup coffee drinkers discounts and K-Cup coffee sales as often as possible. Stay in touch with us through our newsletter and social media sites to have regular access to CoffeeForLess Keurig coupons.

 

How To Get Keurig Coupons at CoffeeForLess

Who knew computers would make it easier to get your morning cup of Joe? Well, they have, and one of the reasons is that social media makes it easier than ever to form and support community. This is something we truly believe at CoffeeForLess. We take advantage of social media to guarantee our loyal customers the most opportunity possible to save money on their Keurig K-Cup purchases. Follow us on Facebook or keep up with our Tweets to get first dibs on discounts, sales, and Keurig coupons.

Our newsletter is the more traditional way to get the best prices on K-Cups. Our newsletter is not quite what you might be thinking. Subscribers to our newsletter get Keurig K-Cup coupons, discounts, and sales emailed directly to them in their inbox or texted to them via SMS.

We do our best to get you the discounts that we do, so sign up, follow, or check back regularly for excellent service and discount K-Cups!

Coffee News of the Weird: Coffee Science in the News

Coffee Science Discovers New Coffee BenefitsA recent study performed by CareerBuilder and Dunkin’ Donuts found the careers where one is most likely to drink coffee, and what they found is that scientists drink the most coffee! Have a look at their findings:

 

 

1.     Scientist/Lab Technician
2.     Marketing/Public Relations Professional
3.     Education Administrator
4.     Editor/Writer
5.     Healthcare Administrator
6.     Physician
7.     Food Preparer
8.     Professor
9.     Social Worker
10.   Financial Professional

 

 

Clearly, this explains why scientists spend so much time studying coffee. What they have found about coffee is what is more surprising. A few recent studies have uncovered shocking uses for coffee and more discoveries are made every day.

Coffee May Have Antidepressant Effects for Women

Coffee Has Antidepressant Effects On WomenA 10-year study has yielded surprising observations. Women who drink coffee tend to be happier than women who do not. Add this to the findings about coffee’s ability to reduce breast cancer risks and its ability to prevent strokes, coffee just might gain the title of health tonic one day.

So now we see that coffee seems to be a beverage of choice amongst smart people, that it makes a woman more likely to live a life without depression, and that we would rather not go a day without it. What else can this wonder brew do?

You just might be surprised.

Coffee Just Might Be The Next Green Fuel

Whole Bean Coffee Has Health BenefitsImagine the smell of the highway as hundreds of cars in the morning traffic drive powered entirely by coffee grounds. It would probably smell a lot better than a bunch of combusting gasoline, but until recently the idea of powering the our cars the way we power ourselves every morning seemed like the stuff of Back to the Future movies.

Engineers in England have created a car that runs on old coffee grounds and has broken the Guinness Book of Records speed record for cars that run off organic waste gases. This is fantastic. Imagine brewing your morning cup of sweet invigorating coffee and then dumping the filter in your gas tank to drive to work! They should try Jet Fuel coffee and see if that car takes off!

Every day, it seems, science is finding more and more great things about coffee. Be sure to brew yours fresh, even from whole beans, in order to get the most out of it.