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US Army tool reveals how much coffee is needed to stay awake – Business Insider

US Army researchers have developed an online tool that suggests how much coffee you should really drink to stay awake. The algorithm is not only meant to help you become more aware of how much caffeine you’re drinking but can also help reduce your coffee consumption.

For the study, which was published in the trade magazine “Sleep”, participants underwent several sleep deprivation and shift work scenarios. Researchers observed how their lack of sleep affected alertness and performance and how much caffeine influenced this.

In some cases, study participants had to stay awake for up to 60 hours and their regular sleeping time was severely shortened. The research team then developed the Open Access tool 2B-Alert Web 2.0 based on these results.

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Coffee farmers meet in Brazil amid crisis, seek alternatives – Reuters

Brazil’s city of Campinas, in the southeast state of Sao Paulo, will host the 2nd World Coffee Producers Forum on July 10-11. The first edition was held in 2017 in Medellin, Colombia. Organizers of the global conference say the main objective this year is to look at ways to improve the economic sustainability of producers. “In Medellin, the target was to find a way to mobilize producers, to have a coordinated forum to discuss our issues,” said Vanusia Nogueira, one of the organizers. “Prices only fell from there on, so now we need to discuss alternatives to improve income for farmers,” she said. Coffee prices in New York reached a 12-year low in May at 86 cents per pound. They recovered slightly recently, mostly due to expectations for a harsh winter in Brazil, but are still at around 110 cents per pound, a level seen by many producers as unsustainable.

Source: Coffee farmers meet in Brazil amid crisis, seek alternatives – Reuters

The Fascinating History and Renewal of Brazil’s Yellow BourbonDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Yellow Bourbon Coffee (Photo: Roast Magazine)

Known for its yellow fruit in the mature stage — a distinct departure from the cherry reds of every other coffee variety — the Yellow Bourbon has become something of a coffee jewel in Brazil.While the variety has experienced major recognition from coffee buyers and roasters in recent years — in part for its distinct, high-quality flavor attributes, and also due to a collective obsession with distinct varieties for the sake of differentiation — Yellow Bourbon actually has a long, winding history of cultivation and market exposure in Brazil.

Source: The Fascinating History and Renewal of Brazil’s Yellow BourbonDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine