The next wave of fitness trackers will do a lot more than count your steps, mold raw data, and present it all for you in a pretty chart for you to glance at and forget about. If Jawbone Up is any indication, these wearables will use the subtle power of suggestion to help us live healthier lives, too.
Today, Jawbone is rolling out a new, slightly tongue-in-cheek but sleek app to help manage our caffeine intake. It is called Up Coffee.
Its premise is simple enough: You log your coffee, tea, and energy drink consumption in the app, which will tell you where you fall on a spectrum from “Wired” to “Sleep Ready.” If you have a fitness band, it will make correlations, and tell you when it might be wise to stop your intake if you’re hoping to sleep at a reasonable hour that night. “After tracking both caffeine intake and sleep for 10 days, Up Coffee can tell you things like the amount of sleep you lose on average for every 100mg of caffeine you ingest,” the company says.
Are you thinking of that first sip of coffee before your feet hit the floor? You might be overriding your body’s natural waking process.
Extremely useful! Maps show the best coffee shops by subway stops
Perhaps it’s the late nights at the lab, or just the fact that the ubiquitous glassware is so well suited for double duty brewing up a cup of joe, but chemistry and coffee have always seemed to go hand in hand. The Café Balāo is a coffee machine that even Mendeleev (or Gale Boetticher) could have loved: a siphon-like coffeemaker that borrows its design cues not from Nespresso, but from the equipment of a science-age chemistry lab.
Blue Bottle Coffee recently secured a $20 million funding round, a chunk of which will be put toward reinventing a more elegant café experience. One based on the Apple Store, and Proust.
Pascal Rigo set out to make his La Boulange the Starbucks of pastries. Then Starbucks acquired his company for $100 million. Here’s how he plans to reinvent America’s pastry cases.
Try to walk five blocks of any major city in the U.S., and you’re bound to come across at least one of Starbucks's 13,279 coffee shops. And if Starbucks has its way, a cup of tea could be the next cup of Joe.
“It delivers 30% more caffeine into the blood, and is absorbed by the body at a 30% slower rate.”
Your brain on coffee vs. your brain on beer. (Here’s the full infographic)
Why is the coffee sleeve in the MOMA? Because life is so much better with it around…the humble story behind the ubiquitous coffee sleeve.
This coffee shop is staffed by robots
Caffeine quantified: You may want to switch up your morning routine after you see this chart, which ranks your favorite coffee chains from weakest to strongest.
If you are among the few people who adore coffee. Watch this.
And if you are interested, read why coffee makes you poop here.
Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.
Feeling a little stuck, need a boost in creativity?
No worries if you really can’t leave your desk.
Having trouble remembering why your work matters?
Another way to make your work more meaningful is to…
Starting a new job or just want to establish yourself at your work place?
Do you hit productivity walls? (Are you human?)
Have a great week y’all!