Refilling your coffee cup could help you fill up more days on your calendar, according to a study published in July by the JAMA Internal Medicine journal. The study showed that drinking coffee is associated with longer life and lower risk of an early death. These findings add to a significant body of research indicating coffee has a positive effect on the heart, live, brain, and more. This even includes heavy coffee drinkers — those drinking more than 8 cups daily — and individuals with genetics slowing down caffeine processing in the body.
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Serving coffee could be the most important item on your meeting agenda. A new study by the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, shows drinking coffee makes people feel more positive about their individual performance and their group’s performance in group work. Researchers have explored the effects of coffee on individuals, but the new study is the first to examine the effects on performance in group tasks.
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A new report by market research firm, Packaged Facts, indicates employers should consider investing more in providing higher-quality coffee options as a productivity tool. Their report, which analyzes industry and consumer trends shaping the U.S. office coffee service market, suggests when coffee is integrated as a productivity tool the results could show up as a positive on a company’s bottom line. This data offers office coffee service providers new opportunities for sales growth, and the office coffee market is expected to expand accordingly through 2021.
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Ethiopian coffee exports showed an upswing of 21.78% over the past fiscal year, according to the country’s Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority. The Ethiopian Herald reported that 137,417.28 tons of cereal coffee was exported from July 2017 to February 2018, and the nation has been able to generate $481.86 million USD. Deputy Director of the Authority and Marketing Head, Sahi Umer, said The Authority has steadily created different opportunities following reforms in 2016 for farmers, suppliers, exporters, and industries that led to improved export performance. Ethiopian coffee represents about 1% of coffee imports through the port of Houston.
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Coffee-makers are busily brewing in American kitchens as more consumers are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2018 than in the previous six years. According to a survey commissioned by the National Coffee Association (NCA), 64% of Americans age 18 or over indicated they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. This compares with 62% in 2017 and approximates to the level last recorded in 2012. Gourmet coffee consumption stayed near 2017 levels, still popular with younger consumers, with 48% of millennials enjoying a cup the day before. The daily coffee consumption survey results are part of the NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends report shared recently at their annual conference.
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