Does coffee make you more productive?

️☕️ A moderate amount of coffee can improve your mood and energy levels, which may increase productivity.

☕️ Avoid drinking coffee first thing in the morning. That way the caffeine won’t have to compete with the cortisol your body produces to help you wake up.

☕️ Too much caffeine may make you restless and nervous. It can even have the opposite effect and make you tired.

☕️ If you find that even low amounts of caffeine have a negative effect on your wellbeing, try herbal tea.

☕️ Not every coffee is the same. A light roasted coffee contains higher amounts of caffeine than a dark roasted alternative. So for that extra caffeine boost you should choose a light roast Robusta coffee.

☕️ The 1-for-1 rule is also applicable to coffee.

For many of us, having that morning cup of coffee is pretty much a part of a ritual. Brew a new cup, browse through the morning news, read a few emails and get to work.
But is that cup really helping you get more stuff done?

Many studies show that a moderate amount of caffeine can help improve your energy levels and your mood. A higher energy level will help you stay focused.

How does caffeine work in the body?

Caffeine blocks the brain’s adenosine receptors from receiving adenosine, which will prevent you from getting tired. 
Adenosine regulates your sleep-wake cycle. So caffeine can ‘help’ you disrupt that cycle.
But caffeine doesn’t stop the actual production of adenosine. This means that when the effects of the caffeine wear off, there’s a buildup of adenosine wanting to bind to its receptors. This can lead to tiredness (and that third cup of coffee?)
Studies show that coffee may have a positive impact on type 2 diabetes, and it’s high content of antioxidants which can disarm free radicals thus protecting against ageing, dementia and many diseases that are partly caused by oxidative stress.

How much is too much?

Some common symptoms that may indicate that you drink too much coffee is; headache, anxiety and trouble sleeping. 
There is no exact limit, every person reacts differently to caffeine.

If you’re used to drinking high amounts of coffee every day, and then suddenly stop it may cause some withdrawal symptoms like tiredness and reduced mental alertness.

How much is a good amount?

It depends on the person drinking it, bit up to 300mg of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most adults.
That’s about 2-3 cups of brewed coffee.

Some people will have trouble sleeping if they drink a cup of coffee in the afternoon, while others may drink 5 cups in the evening and have no trouble sleeping.

There are many health benefits from drinking moderate amounts of coffee, so don’t give up that cup if you like it. 
And there are plenty of studies that show that a cup of coffee actually helps us being more productive. But as with most things in life, moderation is key.