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Melissa Martin: It’s a cup of ambition and a whole lot of other things, and we do love our coffee

Coffee is a celebrity “Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition. And yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” Lyrics from Nine to Five by Dolly Pardon. My cup of ambition is coffee. Brewed brown water with flavored hazelnut creamer—a steaming cup of joe. A lighter roast that is smooth and mellow. Mmm-Mmm Good — just like the Campbell Soup jingle. How do...

SmartHealthToday: How much caffeine is too much? Some ideas to help you evaluate your habit

By Shelly Reese SmartHealthToday Baby, it’s cold outside and that extra cup of hot tea or coffee sounds soooooo appealing. Can you indulge or should you take a pass? Americans love their caffeine in all its myriad forms – 80 percent of U.S. adults consume caffeine every day, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The typical adult consumes about 200 mg in a day, according to the FDA....

Partners Over Coffee: Alltech, BCTC team up to benefit Lexington campus, Haitian schools

BCTC students will be selling four flavor of Alltech’s Café Citadelle brand coffee, grown in Haiti, as a fund-raiser from now through April 4. (Photo from BCTC)   A new fund-raising partnership between Lexington’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College students and Alltech involves selling coffee from beans grown in Haiti. A portion of the proceeds will go to support education...