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Coffee makes life better to be sure. It is the most consumed beverage in the world (besides water, of course). Coffee helps us be creative, think clearly and respond more quickly. Some of us writers see coffee as a suitable replacement for blood.

 

Rich and Gloria have been selling Wicked Coffees at local farmers markets for over two and a half years now and Rich is excited to announce the availability of his book, The Twelve Commitments To Life, available at Amazon.com July 4th.

 

Twelve Commitments To Life front cover

This short and easy-to-read book focuses on twelve life essences, and shows how committing to them makes life more meaningful and connected. Rich also provides a plan in the book for putting these into regular practice. It is insightful, original and practical.

 

Rich will have the first copies at the Saturday Vista Farmers Market and the Sunday Farmers Market in Leucadia.
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Rich’s book is available at Amazon.com

It only takes a few cups a day to make a difference…Web MD is reporting,

In the study, blood levels of caffeine were more than 50% lower among people with MCI who developed Alzheimer's during follow-up, when compared with their counterparts who did not worsen. Coffee was the main, or only source, of caffeine among people in the study…

According to the findings, people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer's disease two to four years later than their counterparts with lower caffeine levels. The findings will appear in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease….More at 

“Continue to drink coffee,” says researcher Chuanhai Cao, PhD. He is a neuroscientist at the University of South Florida's College of Pharmacy and Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in Tampa….More at Drinking Coffee May Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Caffeine is credited with numerous benefits, including getting better results on tests (those who had regular coffee before the test, compared to those that had decaf), higher memory retention and alertness. 

Of course, you can have too much of a good thing, but who doesn't want to keep their working memory intact? Have a cup of coffee, my friend. 

morning elixer

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Dads love coffee… lets talk about ways to treat yours with a couple of coffee recipes!

Try some coffee mousse with the following tutorial: 

 

Try soaking those steaks in coffee for an hour before grilling for tender, flavorful, smoky meat without the extra calories and sodium. Coffee grounds also make a fantastic, crunchy rub for all those grilling favorites….More at Use Coffee to Flavor Steak | Greatist.com

 

Steak Tips

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Using Wicked Coffees' Devil's Delight or Hell Fire for the steaks are sure to add a level of intensity and freshness unavailable from coffee brands you get from the supermarket shelves. 

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More coffee recipes to come!