Why your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you’d like
If you’re a coffee lover, you probably already know there are some pretty great health benefits, but we’re guessing your main reason for drinking it might be that fantastic caffeine high you get that helps you make it through the day.
Coffee shop aimed at employing those with disabilities coming to Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Bitty and Beau’s Coffee, a company aimed at employing people with disabilities, will soon have an Ann Arbor location. Wright and her husband launched Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in 2016 as a way to provide job opportunities for those with disabilities. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee currently has shops in Wilmington, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia and Annapolis, Maryland. Franchising is new to Bitty and Beau’s Coffee, which just opened itself up to franchising in August 2020. “It’s just a different way of doing things.”For more information about Bitty and Beau’s Coffee or for updates on the upcoming Ann Arbor location, visit the website here.mlive.com
Taste the way Australia does coffee at this Detroit coffee shop
You may have enjoyed a French Roast or Italian-style coffee, but did you know that Australia has a booming coffee culture? It is a grab-and-go coffee shop that serves Melbourne-inspired java and is literally downstairs. The shop was inspired by owner, Tarun Kajeepta’s, time he spent living in Australia in 2014. Impressed with how special the coffee culture was there and the need for a coffee shop in the area, Kajeepta and his partners opened Coffee Down Under in late 2020. Watch the video above to learn what kinds of coffee you can experience at Coffee Down Under.
See how a trip to the Motown Museum inspired friends to brew a business
One trip to the Motown Museum got a group of childhood friends thinking of a master plan to create a business. After many meetings, and cups of coffee, the team came up with The Black Coffee Company. Co-founders of the company joined Tati Amare to explain how the fateful trip to Barry Gordy’s house of music led them to opening their own business, and how they work with other entrepreneurs and their companies. Not only does The Black Coffee Company sell sustainable coffee and teas, it also offers helpful business lessons and encouragement to other up-and-coming business owners who are looking for ways to follow their passions. Watch the video above to learn more about The Black Coffee Company and how the trip to the Motown Museum inspired the founders.
Black coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure, data shows
New data from the American Heart Association suggests drinking coffee straight black can reduce the risk of heart failure in the long term. Drinking one or more cups of plain (black), leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association. “We identified multiple dietary and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease outcomes including marital status, red meat consumption, whole milk consumption, and coffee consumption. Among these dietary variables, increasing coffee consumption was associated with decreasing long-term risk of heart failure (HF) congruently in FHS (Framingham Heart Study), ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities), and CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study). Further study is warranted to better define the role, possible causality, and potential mechanism of coffee consumption as a potential modifiable risk factor for HF.” American Heart AssociationMore: Healthy Heart news
Metro Detroit tea and coffeehouses to taste this season
Luckily, these trendy Metro Detroit shops are here to help, no need to endure the frigid Michigan weather without caffeine. Local 4 wants to help you shop and support local businesses when they need it most. Order takeout from any of these local tea and coffeehouses listed below, Metro Detroit voters know best! Coffeehouses:Teahouses:To see more winners in tons of categories of local businesses, check out the Vote 4 The Best guide here. Our Sponsor — We’d like to thank Wallside Windows for their longtime sponsorship of Vote 4 the Best and their support of southeast Michigan’s local businesses.
Ohio man survives cardiac arrest, starts successful business amid pandemic
SYLVANIA, Ohio – Starting your own business is difficult even without a global pandemic. For Collett Coffeee Company-owner Keith Collett, beating the odds for another major hurdle has made his recent success even more satisfying. While starting a new business during the pandemic was a struggle, it wasn’t the hardest thing he’s ever had to overcome. “Of the 10% that do live, only 1% survive with no brain damage.”About two years ago, he went into sudden cardiac arrest. More information -- such as where the truck will go next -- can be found on the company’s official Facebook page here.
Here’s a holiday twist for your morning coffee
This week’s Try It Out Tuesday had us finding new ways to enjoy an iconic holiday candy that you may have a lot of around the house right now. Kila Peeples found a couple of ways to upcycle candy canes, by including them in her favorite morning drink. She found recipes to make homemade coffee creamer and syrup using crushed candy canes. Not only did Kila have fun preparing the candy canes (crushing them was a great stress reliever), but making the syrup and creamer wasn’t as hard as she thought it would be. Watch the video above to see how Kila’s syrup and coffee creamer turned out!
4 gifts ideas for things you can only get in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s that time of year when families and friends are shopping for their loved ones (and their 2020 pod). This year, shoppers are looking for gifts that are comforting, come from the heart and support local businesses. Here are 4 Ann Arbor gift ideas:FOR THE COFFEE FIENDAnn Arbor has become synonymous with locally-owned and operated coffee shops, many of which use their own roasts. Take a look at festive tiles from Motawi Tileworks, ceramics and mixed media sculptures from the Gutman Gallery or paintings and prints from the Ann Arbor Art Center. Order specialty canned cocktails from The Last Word, Michigan-made whiskey from Ann Arbor Distilling Company, craft beer from HOMES or four-packs of mead from Bløm Meadworks.
This Church has been transformed into a café
Detroit – For over 100 years people have been meeting at this old church in the Atkinson Avenue neighborhood of Detroit, but now people are gathering for a new reason, delicious food and drinks! In March of this year, the church opened its doors again, as The Congregation, a café. One of the major features you see in the space is a large organ. You will also spot beautifully restored stained glass around the building, as well as old pews, and other church furniture. Out front their sign says “Café, Coffee, Cocktails, and Community” and that is exactly what they offer.
Enter to win a Local 4 coffee mug!
There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee in the morning. If you agree with that, this giveaway is for you! We’re giving away 25 Local 4 mugs on Election Day, Nov. 3. It’s the perfect mug to cozy up with and watch Local 4 News Today from 4:30 to 7 a.m.All you have to do is enter below, and we’ll pick 25 random winners when the contest ends. Enter Local 4 mug giveaway below:
Bring the Halloween spirit to your java with a Candy Corn Latte
Almost everyone loves a good coffee drink, but what if you add Michigan’s most favorite Halloween candy to it? Tati Amare loves candy corn, and she is Live In The D’s resident coffee queen! Imagine how happy she was when she found a recipe from Popsugar.com for a Candy Corn latte! You can try it out too, here’s the recipe:1 cup candy corn1 cup water1/4 cup honey1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract8 ounces brewed coffee4 ounces steamed milkWhipped cream - OPTIONAL TOPPINGBoil the candy corn, water, and honey to create a simple syrup like consistency. Watch the video above to see Tati’s first taste of Candy Corn Latte
Celebrate National Coffee Day with these four Ann Arbor coffee roasters
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s National Coffee Day! The Ann Arbor westside cafe has reduced capacity for in-house coffee consumption, but 19 Drips offers curbside pick up and delivery services. Current Cafe Hours: 8 a.m - 5 p.m., dailyAddress: 2263 W. Liberty St.Iconic in the Ann Arbor coffee scene, RoosRoast has been slinging coffee, roasting beans and keeping coffee drinkers caffeinated for years. Current Cafe Hours: Rosewood: 8 a.m - 4 p.m every day; Liberty is closedAddress: 1155 Rosewood St., Ste B✉ Like what you’re reading? It also offers coffee and espresso drinks as well as teas at its Ann Arbor cafe.
Your first cup of coffee might not be helping as much as you think. Here’s why.
Here’s what you may not know: There are prime times during your day to drink coffee to get the best effects, and those times aren't necessarily first thing in the morning. If you’re drinking coffee during that timeframe, you’re drinking it at a time when you’re already naturally at your maximum level of alertness. Drinking coffee during your natural cortisol peak can cause you to develop a tolerance to caffeine. “In other words, the same cup of morning coffee will become less effective,” Miller said. Even if coffee is the first thing you want to taste in the morning, if you’re using it for a pick-me-up, it might behoove you to try waiting a little while.
National Coffee Day: Treat yourself to free coffee, a new Keurig, mug or a subscription box
Today is National Coffee Day, so brew yourself up a hot cup of joe and celebrate with this round up of fun coffee subscriptions, mugs and coffee makers. This 24-ounce mug comes in 10 colors. Mr. Coffee 12 Cup Automatic Drip Coffee MakerPrice: $26.96A low-cost but reliable coffee maker brand is Mr. Coffee. Driftaway Coffee Subscription BoxPrice: Subscriptions start at $12Personalized to fit your taste, this subscription gets you fresh roasted single-origin coffee. Trade Coffee Subscription BoxPrice: Subscriptions start at $12With more than 400 coffees from around the country available, you’re sure to find plenty of brews you love with this subscription from Trade Coffee.mlive.com
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop?
Is growing coffee in California the future for the crop? Coffee is now being grown in a place many thought was not possible -- Santa Barbara, California. Farmers say wherever avocados grow, so too can coffee plants, making them optimistic about the crop’s future. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com