YouTube (this isn’t a piece about YouTube). I have shifted through several genres of YouTube videos throughout the pandemic but the most consistent have been commentary channels. One of these guys, Leon Lush, had a nice quote in one of his recent videos related to Qanon. He said “The internet is a fickle bitch… no matter what you want to believe is true, you will be able to find a version of that online to latch on to.” So, should you drink coffee before or after a meal? Let’s talk about a version for each.
Coffee is good for your heart, apparently. There’s a recent study saying that coffee consumption “may lower the risk of heart failure”, but it looks like it was only if you drank caffeinated coffee. However, and I’ll say it as early as now, it still will not replace eating a healthy diet and exercise. Also, always check with your doctor especially if your body tells you something every time you drink coffee and consume in moderation.
Hype sells and it usually begins with an “influencer” influencing others about something, and it’s not just with shoes. For an application in coffee, few people cared about the Clever Dripper before. It was a solid starter dripper, relatively affordable, but demand wasn’t that big – until James Hoffmann made a video about it. You get my drift?
I am skeptical about a lot of things, in fact someone who was presenting an MLM opportunity to me once got frustrated and lashed out at me because I was asking too many “negative” questions. The recent news of a major instant coffee manufacturer investing to make it’s coffee supply “100% responsibly sourced”, it might actually be helpful for their partner farmers, but it could also be them doing excellent research and marketing about some of the factors why people prefer specialty coffee. I doubt they will actually invest in good tasting coffee, so they concentrated on something they can control – “responsibly sourced” coffee. Again, I’m just a skeptic and that is just my opinion.