Electrical power from coffee and coffee grounds, more or less

Two coffee/caffeine/electricity-generation studies to consider: “Direct power generation from waste coffee grounds in a biomass fuel cell,” Hansaem Jang, Joey D. Ocon, Seunghwa Lee, Jae Kwang Lee, and Jaeyoung Lee, Journal of Power Sources, 296 (2015): 433-439. “Caffeine Improves the Performance and Thermal Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells,” Rui Wang, Jingjing Xue, Lei Meng, Yonghai […]

Another small effect of drinking coffee on some people who don’t regularly drink coffee

Yet another tiny research tentative discovery about possible small biomedical effects of coffee and/or tea: “Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans,” Daniel Borota, Elizabeth Murray, Gizem Keceli, Allen Chang, Joseph M Watabe, Maria Ly, John P Toscano and Michael A Yassa [pictured here], Nature Neuroscience, epub 2014. The authors, at Johns Hopkins University […]

Caffeine Through Ten Camels

This is one of the few formal studies involving both caffeine and camels: “The Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Urinary Detection Time of Caffeine in Camels,” I.A. WASFI, N.S. Boni, M. Elghazali, A.A. Abdel Hadi, A.M. Almuhrami, I.M. Barezaig, and N.A. Alkatheeri, Research in Veterinary Science, vol. 69, no. 1, August 2000, pp. 69–74, DOI 10.1053/rvsc.2000.0389. [AIR […]