Coffee Doesn’t Help Sleep-Deprived Brains with More Complex Tasks, Research FindsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Coffee contains within it myriad small miracles, yet the ability to perform brain surgery or even operate a motor vehicle at a high level while deprived of sleep may not be among them.

New research coming from the Sleep and Learning Lab at Michigan State University has shown that while the caffeine equivalent of about two cups of caffeinated coffee may help sleep-deprived people improve alertness in simple tasks, it’s of no use in helping people perform more complicated “placekeeping” tasks.

For the study, published in the most recent edition of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition,

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New Research Sheds Light on Coffee and Cardio HealthDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Researchers at the University of South Australia have concluded that two important markers of cardio health — blood pressure and heart rate — may affect how much coffee people drink.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the new study shows that people with high blood pressure, angina or arrythmia were likely to drink less coffee, decaffeinated coffee or no coffee at all.

The study examined the health reports and coffee consumption habits of more than 390,000 adults from the UK Biobank.

Representing the University of South Australia, the researchers established causal relationships between cardio health and

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Colombian Coffee Lands Likely to Shift Given Current Practices, Research SuggestsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Federico Ceballos-Sierra, University of Illinois, surveys coffee plants at his family farm in Colombia. Credit: College of AC ES, University of Illinois.

New research focused on Colombia suggests that if current conditions and practices persist, climate change will dramatically reshape where arabica coffee can be grown by the middle part of this century.

Coming from researchers at the University of Illinois, the study published last month in the journal Agricultural Systems involved climate and production data for six years ending in 2013 across 521 coffee-producing municipalities identified throughout the country. Researchers analyzed how temperature and precipitation affected coffee yields

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Coffee Pulp Dramatically Speeds Up Tropical Reforestation, Research FindsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Coffee pulp being delivered to the test site in Costa Rica. All images by Rebecca Cole, courtesy of the British Ecological Society.

New research has found that coffee pulp, a natural organic byproduct of post-harvest coffee processing, can exponentially speed up tropical forest recovery on previously deforested lands.

Researchers from the British Ecological Society reported “dramatic results” over the two year length of the study, which focused on post-agricultural land in the coffee lands of Costa Rica, a global leader in sustainable agriculture.

“The results were dramatic,” Rebecca Cole, lead author of the study, said in an announcement this week

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