Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

According to new studies, a positive link exists between coffee and your mental health as you age. Not only does it fight against Alzheimer's, it might play a significant role in combating Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Isn't that cool?

So wake up to the smell of coffee. My husband has to have his fresh ground 8 o'clock Colombian. I'm partial to Dunkin' Donuts Decalf with a cup of 8 o'clock later. I love exploring, so when consumer report came out with its top home-brewed coffee choices, I was pleased that we serve up two of the winners, and I'm excited about trying the runners-up because I haven't had them yet. Here are consumer reports top three favorites in both categories:

Best regular coffee

1. 8 o'clock Colombian

2. Caribou Colombia Timana

3. Kickapoo Organic Colombia

Best Decalf

1. Dunkin' Donuts

2. Millstone Colombian Medium Roast

3. Folgers Gourmet Select Colombian

Do you agree with their list? If not, tell us what to add. My in-laws, for example, swear by Gevalia Kaffe.