More and more people are looking for ways to improve their healthy lifestyle and altering how you drink coffee could help towards that goal.

Quality over quantity

Everything should be consumed in moderation to maximise enjoyment and reduce the potential for any negatives. When drinking an appropriate amount you should always try to treat yourself to quality coffee for multiple reasons.

  1. Better tasting blends
  2. Better sourced beans

Coffee growers across the planet use pesticides not intended for human consumption to protect their crop. The consumption of pesticides is always a controversial topic because there is a limited amount of evidence to suggest pesticides causes harm when found in small amounts in food. (1)

Sourcing coffee from brands like our artisan coffee roasters, means you can put your mind at rest knowing they’ve taken diligent steps to ensure the coffee beans have been ethically sourced from top-quality farms.

Consider the type of coffee your drinking

When you get down to deciding the type of coffee you are going to drink, take a moment to consider what it actually contains. Different types of coffee contain varying levels of calories, caffeine and other nutrients.

Even with the benefits coffee brings like antioxidants and keeping you refreshed and energised, you may be looking to reduce your caffeine intake to decrease restlessness and sleep disruption.

At first glance, you might think the amount of caffeine in a cup depends on how much coffee you put in your drink and how big it is. Looking at it in more detail there are other contributing factors at work, like the type of coffee beans used and how they were roasted.

Here’s something you might not know, lightly roasted coffee beans contain more caffeine than darker roasts, despite darker roasts having a deeper flavour.

Espresso coffee
makes drinks like Cappuccinos & Lattes, made by hot water pressured through finely-ground coffee. A typical 8-oz cup of espresso coffee contains around 63mg of caffeine.

Fresh brew coffee
is made from gradually released hot water through medium ground coffee and filter paper. A typical 8-oz cup of fresh brewed coffee can contain around 95mg of caffeine.

Instant coffee
is made from freeze-dried brewed coffee which simply dissolves when water is added. A typical 8-oz cup of Instant coffee often contains slightly less caffeine with 62mg.

Protein vs Calories
Milk is an essential ingredient to most espresso coffee drinks. The amount of milk involved and the type used changes both the number of calories you receive and the amount of protein too. Depending on what your health goals are, you could look at changing the amount and type of milk used.

If your a serious coffee fanatic who prefers the pure taste of coffee on its own with no additions like milk and sugar, your coffee calorie count is going to be 0. This does however also exclude protein aswell.

Get experimenting

Don’t let the high street baristas take all the glory, get creative on your work break and try mixing in some adventurous yet healthy ingredients into your ritual coffee.

  • Why not spice up your Hot chocolate with a smidge of Cinnamon? Studies show Cinnamon can lower blood glucose and cholesterol. (2)
  • Packed with antioxidants and links to reducing blood pressure, try sprinkle some cocoa powder on top of you’re next Cappuccino. (3) (4)
  • An excellent source of vitamins A, B, C and full of filling fibre, give Pumpkin puree a whirl in your next Latte. (5)

Reduce sugar, switch to sweeteners or go cold turkey

Tackling the elephant in the room, one obvious way to make your coffee healthier is reducing or stopping the addition of sugar.

Some baristas may say quality coffee is already perfect and taste good enough on its own. Is it time you trust their judgement and go cold turkey? If you have a particularly sweet tooth and not confident in kicking the sugary temptation, try switching to sweeteners or reducing the amount you add.

Use well serviced machines

Machines that are sanitary and well maintained are critical to producing clean coffee and a machine’s upkeep is only as good as the people behind them.

If you feel your work’s coffee experience could benefit from quality coffee, efficient machines and excellent service, get in touch with our people.

As the UK’s largest independent vending company, The Vending People bring luxurious and convenient coffee solutions to workplaces across the UK.

Visit our Contact Us page or call us today on 0330 0241 125 to get in touch and find out more about our impressive solutions and start your journey to convenient, hassle free coffee today!