Study Finds Coffee May Protect the Brain From Cognitive Decline

Office CoffeeIt’s no secret that a fresh cup of coffee can give us a boost of energy and alertness in the morning, but new research suggests that drinking coffee could have long-term benefits on our cognitive health as well. Thanks to the presence of chemical compounds called phenylindanes that develop during the brewing process, coffee may contribute to a reduced risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

 

That’s what researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto found after analyzing the chemical compositions of light roast, dark roast and decaffeinated dark roast coffees.

“Coffee consumption does seem to have some correlation to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease,” said Dr. Donald Weaver, co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute in a statement. “but we wanted to investigate why that is—which compounds are involved and how they may impact age-related cognitive decline.”

Weaver and his research team studied the effect of coffee on the brain by exposing three different coffee extracts to the amyloid beta and tau proteins which form “clumps” during the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. They found that all three extracts inhibited protein clumping, which suggests that coffee could help to stave off the progression of these neurodegenerative diseases.

They also noted that while both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee extracts inhibited protein clumping, the effect was more pronounced with dark roast coffee. This is likely due to the fact that phenylindane concentrations tend to increase in coffees with longer roasting times.

“By heating things up, the chemicals undergo changes,” said Dr. Weaver in a recent interview. “As well, the heating process gives us access to chemicals that would normally not be there.”

Ultimately, Dr. Weaver hopes that his research might help scientists develop a phenylindane-based treatment that prevents protein clumping, thereby slowing or even stopping cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

As if we needed one more reason to start our day with a hot cup of coffee.

Benefits of Keeping Coffee in the Workplace

Coffee is a good thing to have around, especially in an environment where the main objectives are to get work done and refrain from snoozing. There is good reason why caffeine has found a permanent home in most workplace cultures. Here are the top 3 reasons why every workplace should offer the staple pick me up.

Coffee enhances performance.

Benefits of Keeping Coffee in the WorkplaceCaffeine, The active stimulant found in coffee, triggers the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine. Dopamine activates our brain’s reward center and is responsible for any goal-driven activity we may conduct on a daily basis. Norepinephrine plays a vital role in our fight or flight responses, improving our alertness and reaction time. Moderate coffee consumption has been proven to enhance memory, attention, reaction time, learning ability and general cognitive functions.

It stimulates interaction with co-workers.

“Let’s grab a cup of coffee” has become synonymous with having conversation. Although we’re talking about coffee in the workplace, as opposed to meeting up at a coffee shop, the basic principle remains the same. Coffee is a great way to decompress and have meaningful discussions with colleagues and superiors alike. Plus, contrary to popular belief, studies have actually shown that chatting up your office mate may actually promote, and not inhibit, productivity.

Coffee is good for your health.

While this may sound controversial, there is more research that points to positive health benefits of coffee than negative ones. A number of studies have revealed that daily consumption of three or four cups of coffee may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, liver disease and even strokes. With this in mind, it remains important to use your best judgment. If you have trouble sleeping or are prone to anxiety, however, you might want to refrain from having that extra cup of Joe.

Want to provide your employees with fresh, delicious coffee? We offer vending machines that can dispense coffee, espresso and more. Contact us to learn more about any of the coffee machines we carry at Orsino Vending today.

Perk Up Your Team With Hot Coffee

With winter just around the corner, we know that the cold and snow is almost here in full force. Cool temperatures in the forecast don’t mean that you or your employees have to suffer through the dark and dingy months, however. How can you boost your team’s morale, you ask? Add a hot beverage machine! Not only does it service piping hot drinks for your clients and employees, but can be the perfect treat during those blustery winter days.

Coffee Vending MachineAdding a hot beverage vending machine from Orsino Vending offers several benefits for your business. For starters, your employees will not need to leave company grounds to grab a cup of coffee. Brain fuel is important, and your employees may need some type of stimulation to get through the day. Having employees constantly driving and off of the property decreases productivity. In fact, not having an on-site source of beverages has been statistically shown to adversely affect productivity, as Forbes reported. Coffee and snack runs are said responsible for as much as 2.4 billion hours of lost productivity annually.

Meeting your employees’ needs has been proven to stimulate employee happiness. When you meet a person’s needs, they will become happier and happier employees are more likely to put forth their best efforts for your organization. Warm beverages also tend to be healthier options than just soda or pop, so not only will your employees be warm, but they will also be healthier.

The best part of working with Orsino Vending is that the machine is free! With our vending services, there will be little upkeep for you. We regularly maintain and restock our vending machines, and we work to regularly maintain our machines to prevent incorrect change or improper vending problems. Plus, if you let us handle your hot beverage service, you can ditch the stale old coffee pot – and the lengthy cleanup when coffee gets burnt to the carafe!

Are you interested in adding a hot beverage vending machine to your office, warehouse or other facility? Give Orsino Vending a call today at 201-871-9286 to discuss your options and let’s find the perfect solution for you and your business.

Why Vending Machine Coffee Can Help You Get Through The Day

Why Vending Machine Coffee Can Help You Get Through The DayCoffee is a lifeline for many people.

 

The difference between a good day and bad day is often the question of, “did I get my coffee today?”

 

If you are like many Americans, mornings are a scramble for getting out the door and hopefully you had time to brew a coffee.

 

If you forget to make your coffee at home, there is probably at least one coffee stop on your way to work, but what happens when you are running short on time?

 

We guess your coffee will have to pass for the day or maybe you can squeeze a run out later on lunch.

 

Neither of those options are conducive for those who enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee to start the day off right.

 

Maybe your office does have a coffee pot where you can make your own or share some of someone else’s. Usually, this scenario ends up with drinking coffee that sat a little too long or drinking coffee that really tastes awful.

 

A unique solution to this dilemma of needing coffee is to have a coffee vending machine. Coffee vending machines make fresh individual cups of coffee that are piping hot and delicious.

 

Typically of name brand, coffee vending machines have the latest brewing technology so that you get your coffee quick and hot.

 

Vending machine coffee is not only convenient and delicious, it is also considerably less in price than if you were to buy all of what’s needed to make your own pot or run through the drive-thru.

 

At Orsino Vending, we know you and your employees will appreciate the modern day convenience of a coffee vending machine and we supply only the best.

 

Contact us today to learn more about our hot beverage vending machines.

Here’s Why Our Coffee Vending Machine Will Be Your Employees’ New Favorite Thing

As we’ve mentioned before, a vending machine should be every business manager’s next major buy for the building. It adds a new service to the bustling lobby, offering healthy snacks and beverages for all those inside. And most importantly, it allows the tenants to get to know each other, providing a place to talk to those who share your space. But, when it comes to conversation, nothing does that job better than a coffee vending machine.

Bring the next caffeinating station to your business building. Our coffee machines are stacked with coffee, cappuccino, espresso, and hot chocolate options, all of which use the most up-to-date brewing technologies. You’ll be able to customize your red eye and lessen your latte, just with the click of a button. Sure to be guaranteed hits, these drinks are must-haves in a work environment, adding that needed energy during crunch time, and letting employees have a place to blow off some steam.Here’s Why Our Coffee Vending Machine Will Be Your Employees’ New Favorite Thing

Employees Need Their Coffee Break

But the best part of all: you’re saving them time and money. The items in all of our vending machines are affordable, but the coffee machine lends itself a much-needed break to the working man’s wallet in particular. We cannot count the amount of times we’ve all had to leave the building to pay for an overpriced cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Now, you’ll cut that time and price in half, by simply having the coffee in your lobby at a cost that is both low and competitive. Knowing that is sure to make your coffee taste that much better.

So don’t be surprised to see a line forming soon after you plug in the caffeinating station. If anything, that line should be a sign: that your employees have been waiting for this a long, long time.