Tea & Coffee Facts

Posted: December 2011 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts, Cafe Culture, Research

Coffee and productivity go hand in hand

Keeping the workday at the office running smoothly can be a challenge; for many people, the ins and outs of running a business can take its toll on the morale and productivity of employees. However, there is a surprisingly easy way to help things along when you hit that mid-week slump. Recent research indicates that supplying employees with a free coffee service can help to improve the overall productivity of the office, as well as employee satisfaction. Today, many businesses… More

Posted: June 2011 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts, Scientific Research, Research

Perfect Cuppa

One of life’s greatest challenges is making the perfect cup of tea. Scientists have now revealed the mathematical formula for producing a spot on perfect cuppa. Researchers found the optimum brewing time is two minutes and the ideal amount of milk is 10ml. The perfect dring temperstaure of 60C (140F) is achieved six minutes later, but after 17 minutes and 30 seconds the tea will be past its best as it falls below 45C (113F).   The formula, created by scientist… More

Posted: December 2010 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Tea Ceremonies

When you’re filling your promotional Sparta or Cambridge mug with tea, remember us Brits aren’t the only ones who take are seriously. Tea is Russia’s second favourite drink (behind you know what), and traditionally served in teapots or samovars - a Russian tea kettle.   In some areas they use three teapots that sit on top of each other to keep the tea warm. Often they are decorated with pictures from Russian folk stories and sometimes, they are… More

Posted: December 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Business Behind The Beans

Next time your drinking coffee out of you’re lovely promotional mug obviously bought from The Mugstore, have you ever stopped to think of the business behind those beans?   While coffee is not technically a commodity (it is fresh produce; its value is directly affected by the length of time it is held), coffee is bought and sold by roasters, investors and price speculators as a tradable commodity.   Coffee futures contracts for Grade 3 washed arabicas are traded on the New… More

Posted: November 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Put the Kettle On

Flicking through this issue of OOH magazine, I came across these little facts you may be interested in.   Every working day us hard working Brits are depriving themselves of a whopping 7.3 million hours of down time – with 50% taking less than half an hour on average for lunch (I personally increase this national average by 5%).   According to new research by Lyons Coffee, 78% of people interviewed feel their lunch breaks are the shorter then ever. Fairly obviously 95% feel that thoughts are clearer… More

Posted: July 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Coffee to Combat Alzheimer's

Neuroscientist Gary Arendash and his team now believe that the caffeine in coffee could help to combat the effects of Alzheimer disease.   In the recently released research from the University of South Florida, it was revealed that when mice that were bred to develop the symptoms of the disease – were given the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day, there memory impairment was actually reversed due to the fact that caffeine is thought to help to decrease the levels… More

Posted: July 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Who drinks the most tea?

Ever wondered who drinks the most cups of tea? If you work it out on a per head basis, the most tea is actually drunk by the Irish! Maybe they believe it to be a hang over cure, as their annual consumption is 2.79 kgs/head. The UK still drinks a very respectable amount of tea, dunking their way through a bit less at 2.12 kgs/head.    More

Posted: June 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Making The Perfect Brew

    So your new promotional Bell or Sparta mugs have arrived, you’ll probably want to test them out by putting the kettle on. But is there a definitive way to make a brew? Is there an empirical rule, a timeless formula that will ensure perfect brewing results every time?   According to Tetley tea its:  Perfect cuppa = (T + V) + (H²0 @ >98.5°c) 2mins + S + oSt   They offer sound advice of remembering to boil fresh water to more than 98.5… More

Posted: May 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Wake Up & Smell The…

Here are some Coffee facts to use as ice breakers next time you ‘coincidentally’, bump into your secret sweet heart at the coffee machine:   ·  Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. ·  An acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2,000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling. ·  The percolator was invented in 1827 by a French man. It would boil… More

Posted: April 2009 Author: Inder Brar Category: Tea & Coffee Facts

Where Does Your Tea Come From?

Next time you put the kettle on and reach for your promotional mugs, have you ever wondered where your tea comes from. Well the vast majority of your tea will have been picked from either; India, China, Kenya and Sri Lanka.   China is the birthplace of tea, with the country producing the widest range of teas from the full spectrum of the tea family. Indian teas are popular here in Britain with the malty Asam and the light Darjeeling being… More

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