Decaf Coffee Capsules and Sleep
Did you know that caffeine has a half life of 5 to 7 hours?
What does that mean? It means that 7 hours after you drink a coffee, up to half the caffeine will still be in your system!
So if you have a coffee in the afternoon, half the caffeine will still be in your system in the evening before you go to sleep; up to a quarter of the caffeine from that same cup will still be in your system when you wake up the next morning!
Don't mistake this for us saying coffee is bad (we would never say that!) Coffee can be an excellent part of your diet - it helps with productivity, cognitive function, physical performance, and many other things.
But good sleep is vital for health.
Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for a strong immune system, preventing weight gain, muscle recovery after intense exercise, better mood, productivity, and better memory and focus.
A lack of sleep can adversely affect cardiovascular health and can also increase risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
We all need it. Getting your 8 hours every night is essential and we can certainly tell the difference when we're well rested compared to a bad night with little or interrupted sleep.
So let's get to the point. What does this have to do with coffee capsules?
In our humble opinion, it's best to enjoy coffee only in the morning. A lungo shot from our Reserve Blend capsules, or our Ethiopian Single Origin capsules are some personal favourites. For any coffee drinking later in the day, or an after-dinner espresso, it's best to stick with Decaf.
Later in the afternoon, even though it can be tempting, we find it's best to avoid caffeinated drinks to make sure we can get good sleep and be well rested.
I know there are some die-hard fans of coffee that would choose anything over decaf coffee, but give it a try and we promise you won't be disappointed. Our decaf Nespresso compatible capsules are made with 100% Colombian Arabica beans, cleanly decaffeinated using the Swiss-water process. Decaf in name, but not in taste - awesome flavour with citrus and floral tasting notes, but no tossing and turning until 3AM!
We also wrote about how decaf coffee can also be an excellent alternative for pregnant women!
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More About Our Biodegradable & Compostable Capsules
Moving Beans Australia Nespresso®-compatible coffee capsules are fully compostable and biodegradable. They contain no harmful plastic or aluminium and are made completely from plant-based materials.
Once used, you can throw the whole capsule into your general waste or food waste collection bin!
More about Moving Beans Australia:
Moving Beans Australia roasts coffee and manufactures compostable & biodegradable Nespresso-compatible coffee pods locally in Sydney, New South Wales.
Browse the full range coffee coffees we have available in Australia and New Zealand here.