Coffee causes cancer? Give me a break

By Jeff Lund According to the label, my fishing rod has “chemicals known to cause cancer.” Now the coffee I am drinking while fishing may cause cancer too? Really? In the interest of keeping us informed and keeping us safe, warnings are everywhere and now may come with coffee. Apparently when coffee beans are roasted, a chemical called…

Wait on the coffee

Written by: Jeff Lund is a freelance writer living in Ketchikan, Alaska. The benefits of coffee (coffee-coffee, not sugary coffee drinks) have been widely reported, so this is not to dissuade you from drinking coffee, it’s a matter of adjusting the timing of consuming it to better crush your day. When should you drink coffee? My commute…

How much do you like coffee?

Jeff Lund For Caffeine and Kilos Before I knew any better, coffee cake sounded disgusting because coffee was disgusting. Why ruin something so good by making it taste like, or out of, coffee? Then I learned. I learned that coffee is good and caffeine is good even, if it’s not coffee itself. Coffee-flavored foods are…

Strongest coffee

You know when you’re four hours into a seven-hour drive and the coffee you just had at the truck stop didn’t seem to do anything but give you an empty cup in which to spit sunflower seeds? It makes me wonder if it was just my body being immune to the effects of the caffeine…

Caffeine: How much is too much?

I WAS HALF AN HOUR DOWN THE TRAIL, WHEN THE CAFFEINE STARTED TO TAKE HOLD. The pre-breakfast stroll on a docile path north of town had become an Olympic speed walk through the Alaskan wilderness and the buzz in my head had me planning the rest of the weekend, the summer, and writing a book…