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Articles on all things caffeine related!  If you love coffee as much as I do, why not sit down with a brew and enjoy.

Bury 10k Returns: Race Review

Bury 10k Returns: Race Review

Bury 10k Returns There was only one target left standing when I lined up at the start of the Bury 10k. I had set out at the start of 2022 with 4 time-based targets to improve my personal bests over 5km, 10km, half-marathon and full marathon distance. And I have achieved them. But, in doing so, I realised that the targets didn’t really matter anyway. I’ve talked about focusing on the journey before. Realising that the journey was, and always…

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The Great Lancaster Half Marathon: Race review

The Great Lancaster Half Marathon: Race review

I’m not really sure where to start, what to write or what to say, or quite what to make of this journey. And something that I heard recently is stuck in my mind and that is that you should only write the story after you have been on the journey, you shouldn’t try to live the story through the journey but only reflect afterwards on what that story was. That makes sense because I’ve come here with no expectations, ambitions…

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Manchester Coffee Festival: Passion Reignited

Manchester Coffee Festival: Passion Reignited

The Return of Manchester Coffee Festival The pandemic has been tough for everyone. The coffee industry is no different. In 2020, Manchester Coffee Festival was cancelled due to the pandemic, many roasteries suffered supply chain issues due to the impacts of COVID-19 and human connections became reliant on WI-FI connections as the world went digital. When the event announced its return for 2021, I put it in my calendar straight away. There was no way I was going to miss…

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The benefits of grinding coffee at home

The benefits of grinding coffee at home

Grinding coffee at home may seem like an unnecessary addition to your morning brew-making routine.  Why do it yourself when you can pick a bag of ‘freshly ground coffee’ off the supermarket shelf?  I only started grinding coffee at home recently but it tastes so much better.  Here are some of the main reasons why I prefer to grind my coffee at home: It’s not really fresh (sorry!) The coffee you pick up in the supermarket ready to spoon into…

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Why I always drink black coffee

Why I always drink black coffee

A Match Made In Heaven Milk goes with coffee like fish goes with chips, right?  Until a couple of years ago I would have agreed with you as I sipped another flat white or cappuccino.  Little did I know that I didn’t really like the blend of coffee I was drinking.  After all, I could hardly taste the coffee under the sweet milk and chocolate dust.  That was how it was meant to be, or so I thought. Coffee was…

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The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

As every shift worker will testify, waking up in the middle of the night is never easy.  The body’s natural instinct during the night is to be sound asleep. A day in the life of a shift worker often means that it is not possible to sleep during ‘normal’ times.  This has a massive impact on the natural circadian rhythm of the body.  One of my colleagues recently described working a variety of shifts as ‘constantly living with jetlag’.  According…

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