Mackay Aquatic Recreation Complex

Coffee. Now BREWING!

19 Aug 2020
Venue Discover, Food & Wine

Not that most people need one, but there are GOOD reasons to drink coffee.  

  1. Did you know that a cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fibre of the recommended intake of 20-38 grams? (according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry) 

  1. Did you know that coffee prevents retinal damage? A Cornell University Study showed that coffee may prevent retinal damage due to oxidative stress. Caffeine isn’t the culprit here, but chlorogenic acid (CLA), which is one of the strong antioxidants found in the coffee bean. 

  1. Did you know that coffee could give you more besties at work? It helps people get along with co-workers better.  A study showed that workers/ workplaces who consume coffee have a more positive view of self and others than do workers/ workspaces that do not consume coffee. Coffee consumption also enhanced participation in workplace group activities. 

There are two main factors that could be considered benefits to drinking coffee. The first is associated with its high antioxidant status. Antioxidants are important for health as they prevent our cells from being oxidised by toxins, chemicals and inflammation. Coffee does contain some B vitamins, magnesium and potassium. Consumption has been associated with various health benefits. In general, moderate consumption, is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, liver cancer, and Parkinson disease. Research has also linked moderate coffee consumption to a longer life span. 

The second benefit is the stimulant caffeine. Numerous studies demonstrate that caffeine can lead to a short-term boost in brain function, improving mood, reaction time, vigilance and general cognitive function. It helps you feel less tired, increase energy levels, burn fat by jump-starting the body's metabolism, and improve productivity. 

How Much Caffeine is in a Cup of Coffee? 

Coffee is the biggest dietary source of caffeine. 

You can expect to get around 95 mg of caffeine from an average cup of coffee. However, caffeine content is affected by the type of coffee bean, roast style, how the coffee is prepared and the serving size. 

Lighter roasts have more caffeine than darker roasts, although the darker roasts have a deeper flavor. 

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What’s Your Flavour? 

How much caffeine is IN your coffee of choice? Below is an estimate based on average serving size: 

  • A double shot of espresso contains roughly 125mg of caffeine 
  • A long black contains roughly 210mg of caffeine 
  • A latte contains roughly 119mg of caffeine 
  • A cappuccino contains roughly 75mg of caffeine 

FairTrade Coffee 

Coffee is known as a highly volatile commodity, with wide price fluctuations year to year. Climate change represents a dire threat for coffee farmers. Many report of the negative impacts from changing weather patterns affecting quality and growth. Plus, many farmers lack bargaining power when engaging in negotiations.  Frequently this means they are not paid a fair price for their produce. Fairtrade helps to bring farmers together to strengthen their position. 

Measured Ground 

We ❤️ Measured Ground Coffee because... Measured Ground Fairtrade Coffee beans are a blend of Brazilian and Vietnamese ethically sourced coffee beans, roasted in Australia.  

We support Fairtrade. It ensures that farmers and their families are paid a fair price for the products they grow. Measured Ground aims to source ethically and continually develop and improve our sustainable approach to business.   

Enjoy a cup today.  

Available in our Café, come in and join us to sip, stay or takeaway!  

We encourage all our customers to bring their own reusable cups to reduce waste to landfill whenever possible.   
 

NOW BREWING 

Anytime is a good time to enjoy a hot, fresh cup of Measured Ground coffee. Available in our Café, check our operating hours and get to know our barista team.   

NEW Loyalty Cards are available to reward you with a FREE coffee! Pick one up on your next visit from the Café. Remember to grab one for your bestie too! Share your fave flavour together – sip, stay or takeaway!  

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Did You Know? Coffee beans are not themselves fruit – but they are part of a fruit. The coffee bean is a seed of the coffee plant. In fact, it's not technically a bean at all – it's just a seed. 

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