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For the love of Coffee & Caffeine

For the love of Coffee & Caffeine

Our team, along with most of the cycling community share a love for coffee. In this article we explore some of the benefits and rituals of that morning cup o joe. 


  • Perennial cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers learned how to make good coffee no matter what course he is on. "As a cyclist you very much live out of bag for a very long time. One of the things I find funny is that each guy has a (coffee) ritual." 
  • Group rides across the country every weekend meet around coffee shops. So much so that a simple google search of "cycling friendly cafes near me" or https://www.bikefriendlycafes.com can help you find both a great cup of coffee and possibly a hub for local cyclists. 


  • The benefits of coffee are becoming so well established that, for the first time, a government advisory committee included a mention of caffeine in its recommendations for the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report said Americans could safely consume up to five cups of coffee a day, or approximately 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, with no detrimental effects. 
  • The recommendation was based on an evaluation of multiple meta-analyses and other studies evaluating the link between coffee and chronic diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. While a causal link is not always found, meaning it could simply be that coffee drinkers tend to follow a healthier overall lifestyle contributing to lower risks. However, the antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds in coffee have been linked to a lower chronic disease risk before. Here's a solid summary of many white papers with data points. 
  • Check out our nutrition partner Science in Sports explanation of caffeine and benefits for cyclists http://www.scienceinsport.com/us/our-expertise/importance-of-caffeine/
  • According to the Food Standards Agency there are approximately 100mg of caffeine in your standard cup of brewed coffee, and 400mg a day is a perfectly safe amount to ingest.

Cycling supporting coffee roasters - Feel free to add/share your favorites in the comments!

  • https://www.vervecoffee.com
  • https://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com
  • http://www.zekescoffee.com
  • https://www.bicyclecoffeeco.com
  • http://10speedcoffee.com
  • https://www.handlebarcoffee.com
  • https://thumpcoffee.com
  • https://jitteryjoes.com
  • https://www.grimpeurbros.com
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