A great opportunity is available for all coffee lovers. Money Magpie has written that if you love coffee, and often find yourself in a coffee shop then you’ll love this strange but exciting job opportunity.
A new start-up, Coffee Machine Secret Agent, is planning to build the TripAdvisor for commercial coffee machines.
That’s where you come in. They need people to go around towns and places with lots of coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels etc. and ask the employees in each venue what they think.
Your job (if your willing to take it ), will be to collect reviews about coffee machines from employees who work in coffee stores.
You can ask more than one employee per store and the review usually only takes two or three minutes.
They’re after someone with a clean, professional demeanor and appearance, a super friendly outgoing personality, a good knowledge of their local area and a clean CCJ.
You’ll also need lots of energy and a smartphone or 4G enabled tablet so you can collect the reviews. You’ll earn £2 per survey and Coffee Machine Secret Agent expect someone working an eight hour day to get between 50-150 reviews per day. More details on how to apply are here, but it’s an ideal job for someone who loves coffee and wants to top up their income at the same time.
More details can be found on the Money Magpie website here.
Try and make your coffee with 1% fat milk instead of semi-skimmed milk for a healthier heart. You will not taste the difference but semi-skimmed milk contains 70% more than 1 % fat milk. A daily serving of two 200ml glasses of semi-skimmed milk amounts to 4g of cholesterol-raising saturated fat compared to 2.4g in the 1% fat milk.
Also, filter your coffee to cut your cholesterol. Apparently unfiltered brewed coffee contains traces of oily substances called cafestol and kahweol, which can increase blood cholesterol. So swapping to the filtered sort will get rid of the problem as the fatty residues are held back by the filter. Of course instant coffee is fine.
With so much being written about how tea is good for so many things, now they are saying that coffee also is good for you.
According to a Greek study, one cup of coffee a day could reduce your blood pressure. Researchers actually found that those who drank between one and two cups of coffee daily had the healthiest arteries.
Two cups a day (no more than two cups if you are pregnant) could keep Alzheimer’s at bay.
After studying more than 122,000 women, researchers found that three cups a day can reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, according to a US study in 2006, coffee drinkers who have more than three cups a day may increase their risk of a heart attack.
Coffee, like tea, is packed with antioxidants which can potentially cut the risk of cancer, however, more than three cups a day could mean that you are twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
BBC Health say that ‘three cups a day may have some health benefits according to a large review of studies, in the BMJ’. It found a lower risk of liver disease and some cancers in coffee drinkers, and a lower risk of dying from stroke – but researchers could not prove coffee was the cause.’
With benefits from drinking some teas and coffee, I guess it’s up to the individual to not overdo taking neither tea nor coffee but enjoy it and the possible health benefits that go with it.