The best way to enjoy your coffee…
So we want to drink coffee…and we don’t want to have to stop and sit to do it – enter the transportable, disposable, takeaway coffee cup.
Australian’s are recognised coffee connoisseurs – we want the good stuff, and nothing less! And as a perfect cup of coffee has become a part of our morning routine – a daily essential if you will – the amount of disposable coffee cups has naturally increased.
Having already enjoyed our morning coffee-fix, we’re up for a little environment-improving maths. Let’s say you grab a takeaway coffee on the way to work 3 times a week, excluding 4 weeks of annual leave, that’s 144 disposable cups a year, for just one person. Let’s say take-away coffees are more likely to be purchased on the way to work; according to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, there were 12,005,000 people employed in Australia as of February 20171. For good measure, let’s say only half of them like coffee (unlikely…just saying)…and they limit themselves to 3 barista-made beautiful coffees per week, then we’re seeing 86,436,000 disposable coffee cups per year.
Although most disposable coffee cups are made from recycled paper, to hold hot coffee they are coated with plastic, so they don’t break down, can’t be recycled, and end up in a landfill. We also need to consider the plastic lids that definitely can’t be recycled and don’t biodegrade. Then there’s the big one…all the energy that goes into the manufacturing and shipping these disposable cups to meet the demands of our coffee addition.
Fear not, there’s a simple solution to enjoying your caffeine-fix while caring for the environment… reusable coffee cups! A beautiful way for coffee lovers to experience all of the coffee goodness, with none of the environmental waste.
Always seeking style in the sustainable (making those earth-loving choices a little easier), Santé has introduced the Infinity Cup to their lifestyle range. Made from toughened, borosilicate glass for insulation, the Santé Infinity Cup makes the perfect companion for an anytime, guilt-free coffee.
Now we have that sorted, with a history steeped in controversy… what is the truth about coffee, good for us, bad for us? We are pleased to confirm coffee has an abundance of health benefits…so let the Infinity-Cup, coffee-drinking commence!
FAT BURNING BEANS
Caffeine is one of the few natural substances that has been proven to aid fat burning, with several studies showing that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3-11 percent2,3 and specifically increase the burning of fat by as much as 29 percent4.
There are several common diseases that can affect the liver and cause cirrhosis, which means liver tissue is replaced by non-functioning scar tissue. But it looks as though coffee may prevent cirrhosis occurring with studies showing people who drink four or more cups a day have up to 80 per cent lower risk5.
DON’T WORRY…BE HAPPY
A study carried out by the National Institute of Health found that people who drink four or more cups of coffee were 10 per cent less likely to be depressed than those who don’t drink coffee6! And a 2013 Harvard study linked coffee consumption to a reduced risk of suicide7.
ANTIOXIDANTS IN ABUNDANCE
Coffee is rich in antioxidants – in fact, studies show that people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits and vegetables combined8. Antioxidants are the goodies that prevent free radicals and damaging oxidizing agents, helping the body counteract cell deterioration.
CLEVER COGNITIVE PROTECTION
As well as the short-term brain boost that’s associated with your caffeine fix, coffee may also be associated with a decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A study showed that drinking three to five cups of the good-stuff per day (at midlife) was associated with a decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by about 60 per cent in later life9.