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Coffee Myths - Part Uno

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In this episode, Kenneth sits down with Katie and Dylan Morse of Tinker Coffee in Indianapolis to look at 10 common coffee myths. Between them they blow most of them out of the water, explaining where these misconceptions came from and why they are wrong. This is the first of two episodes on this fascinating subject.
Here are some takeaways and a list of some of the questions they provide answers for. You will also learn something surprising about Kenneth´s coffee-drinking habits and how he and Dylan can tell that one of their customers is pregnant.


  • Does darker coffee contain more caffeine? – You´ll be surprised by the answer.
  • Will coffee sober you up? Will it keep you awake?
  • Caffeine blocks adenosine which does help you to feel more energized.
  • Is coffee good for pregnant women?
  • How much caffeine is really in decaf coffee?
  • Who really discovered coffee?
  • Should you put coffee in the fridge or freezer? 
  • Coffee does not have to be super fresh. Sometimes a bit of aging brings out interesting taste notes.
  • Can coffee dehydrate you?
  • Does coffee make you more alert – keep your brain cogs turning?
  • Coffee really is good for your health. Why is discussed in the episode.
  • …. And more.


‘It's calorie-free. It's sugar-free. It's coffee. ´

‘I think it'll make you more alert and also drunk.’

‘I'm pretty caffeine sensitive.’


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As a coffee lover, physician, chemical engineer, serial entrepreneur, competitive runner, writer, and family man, Kenneth knows what it’s like to push yourself to achieve goals very few accomplish. He’s one of the best specialty coffee roasters in the United States as he’s a multi-year US Coffee Roasters’ Competition Finalist. He created Umble Coffee Co with the belief that, if sourced and roasted right, coffee can taste phenomenal and be good for you.

“Life’s too short to drink bad coffee.”

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Coffee 101 is an educational show on all things coffee. The host, Kenneth Thomas, starts with the most basic questions about coffee and builds your knowledge from there. If you love coffee, are curious about coffee, or you’re a business just looking for a resource to train your team, Coffee 101 is without question the show for you!  Episode 1 is all about coffee's journey from seed to shelf.

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