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News Flash: Dark Coffee May Not Be Super-Terrible for You

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Posted on Mar 22, 2010
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So, we get that there might be some “tummy-friendly” benefits to drinking dark-roasted coffee. However, this Science News article extolling the virtues of the duskier blends lays it on a bit thick on the pro-coffee front, mentioning little in the way of possible side effects. That could have something to do with the fact that Science News is apparently the “Magazine for the Society of Science & the Public.” Science = good! Dark coffee = also good!  —KA

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The research team is now conducting a pilot study in which subjects swallow a sensor embedded in a capsule that measures the stomach’s pH and transmits the readings to a computer. Preliminary results suggest that stomach acid surges for a longer time when subjects drink light-roast coffee compared to dark-roast.

“Most people think that non-processed food is beneficial, that possibly raw foods are best, but we do not believe that,” Somoza said. “There are healthy, beneficial compounds in processed food. Our idea is to identify these beneficial compounds and enhance them.”

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By oyunlar, July 13, 2010 at 8:32 am Link to this comment

thnX

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By oyunlar, July 13, 2010 at 8:31 am Link to this comment

good job :D Oyunlar
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By samosamo, March 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment

There are few things that are better than waking to the smell of coffee brewing in the morning, but if I wake up under a tent, the coffee can wait.

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By expat in germany, March 23, 2010 at 8:43 am Link to this comment
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Who cares?!
There is no daily pleasure equal to that first cup of black coffee in the morning.
I think my husband would agree: it’s better than sex.

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