In Fall 2014, Eat Your Coffee founders, Johnny and Ali, were launching the Coffee Bar on Kickstarter while students at Northeastern University. The same year in school as them, I was in the midst of my third cross country season for the school. It was not going well.
An exciting partnership is brewing between two local organizations: Fresh Truck and Eat Your Coffee. Fresh Truck, a Boston-based nonprofit whose goal to increase access to healthy food, is expanding its services by working with healthcare providers through a program called FreshConnect to better serve its communities.
Food is undoubtedly one of the pillars of good health, and ignoring not just the amount of food you eat, but the quality, can affect you both physically and mentally. Indeed, the Society of Neuroscience confirms that food has a direct effect on how the brain functions, as what you have for breakfast can affect your thoughts and performance throughout the day. Eating junk food all the time can take away from your capacity to think clearly and critically, making certain tasks just a little bit harder.
Unfortunately, winter’s not over yet, even though our friend Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. While we wait for the snow to melt and our hands to warm up, there’s no denying that we’re dreaming of sunnier days, blooming flowers, and getting back outside. We recently posted a blog about the best snacks to eat while hiking, so it’s only fair that we fill you in on the best East Coast hiking trails for spring. Grab your pack and we’ll meet you on the trail!
There are two types of people who hike: those who actually enjoy hiking and those who are doing it for the ‘gram. Whether you’ve got your trailblazing gear on hand or you’re taking it leisurely, snacks are of the utmost importance during, well, let’s face it - any kind of activity. But just any old snack won’t cut it. Hiking snacks should be protein-packed and give you the burst of energy you’ll need to make it back to civilization. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of nourishing treats to keep on hand. Grab your water bottle, slather on some sunscreen, and let’s get snacking.
When was the last time you spilled your coffee? Unfortunately, it happens more often than we’d like to admit. One of the best parts about edible coffee is that you can easily throw it into your bag when you’re running out of the house.
In order to minimize the confusion on your face when a barista asks “What roast would you prefer?”, we’ve decided to break down the basics for you. Learn about the four kinds of coffee beans and where they grow, then find your favorite roast. Go forth and conquer, coffee fiends.
Stop pretending as you’ve never wondered if it’s okay to eat coffee grounds. There’s no shame in admitting it - it’s something we’ve all thought of before when we’re dumping what seems like four metric tons of grounds into the trash after brewing our coffee. Can my body digest them? Will they give me energy? Are coffee grounds the next superfood? Do they even taste good? Read on to find out more.