It's no secret, drinking tea is great for both pre and post workouts. The lower dosed caffeine provides just enough stimuli to increase your heart rate and aides in burning extra calories. Caffeine found in tea, also gives consumers a jolt of energy to help perform better during exercise. However, antioxidants found in various forms of tea actually slow down muscle recovery, and not recommended for weightlifters post work out.
Congratulations to the big winners in this years coffee barista championship at 2015 SCAA Event in Seattle.
The Speciality Coffee Association of America's annual coffee event, is a big one and held in the mecca of all coffee cities, Seattle Washington.
Champion: Sasa Sestic, Ona Coffee, Australia
2nd: Charles Babinski, Go Get'Em Tiger, USA
3rd: Ben Put, Monogram Coffee, Canada
4th: Chan Kwun Ho, The Cupping Room, Hong-Kong
5th: Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna & Smalls, United Kingdom
I've had the chance to try Monogram Coffee, and it was truly terrific. I'm looking forward to trying Ona Coffee, as we just ordered a few of their roasts after the event.
For anyone wondering what a barista championship actually is, in a nutshell a competition of the worlds best baristas marked not only presentation and aesthetics, but taste as well.
They are graded and judged by four judges to determine and crown the best barista for 2015.
Looking at the previous winners, it really goes to show you that coffee aficionados are truly global and that coffee is loved world wide.
Congratulations to David's Tea on a successful IPO launch.
Sales of loose leaf teas continue to grow in North America and is one of the fastest trends. With good consumer education, this might finally be the time we catch up with the rest of the world in tea consumption and a healthy alternative to our caffeine fix.