Climate change, a world that is threatening the bubble that we live inside and up until recently one that has been gently encouraging us to begin changing our ways, to do things like recycle, up-cycle, down-cycle and side-cycle everything into as many things as you can imagine. That was until China recently stopped taking out the trash but that's another story. This story is actually a few years old but it can take a long time for things to catch on, whether that be due to cost or the factories reach and profitability. We can safely say that cups made of your coffee grounds are still rather niche.
A company called Kaffee Form in Germany is making Coffee cups from the waste produced by your coffee. There are many other alternatives out there that use natural fibres to create multi-use cups but I'm particularly impressed with one that uses the same waste that is generated by the process to which it will be used. The idea came from Julian Lechner who while studying in Italy had thought about the potential, he didn't let the thought of it pass by and 3 years later he began experimenting with different materials and started talks with material experts and scientists and this eventually paid off. A new renewable material was formed, he called it Kaffeeform.
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Apps helping you manage your caffeine intake
Millions of people who struggle to get the recommend 8 hours sleep may have an answer or at least an aid to help them manage full days at work. The US army thought it was beneficial to work out and create an algorithm to recommend a suitable level of caffeine to get you through your working day, say the optimum level to function based on your levels of sleep + your daily routine.
Though it wasn't initially intended for you and I and was put into development to enable the troops to operate at maximum efficiency, it will now be made available in the next few months in the form of an App to guide you as needed. The App will draw on data that had been collected over decades of sleep data.
Numerous studies show that reaction times in the sleep deprived can be up to 40 per cent slower than what would be considered normal, a comparison can be made against someone who would be over the drink driving limit, so being sleep deprived can be dangerous. A third of Britons sleep on average between 5-6 hours a night, for a sleep of 5 hours and a wake up time of 6am the App would recommend a cup of coffee at 7am and 9am to set you up for the rest of the day.
If you slept for 6.8 hours for 5 consecutive nights then you'd require 200mg of caffeine or two filter coffees.
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