If you are looking for a quick caffeine buzz, you can just look around and spot a Starbucks virtually wherever you are in the world. They have gotten pretty much as prevalent as toll free numbers and sliced bread. Dropping by the nearest Starbucks is a must for those who need to get their caffeine fix to start their day. The genius of this coffee company giant is that it was able to make people realize the importance of coffee.
Aside from their hot and cold by-the-book coffee treats, they are now offering their Refreshers lineup: carbonated fruit-flavored drinks with a kick of caffeine. Is that even possible? It is now, due to the sudden interest in green coffee. While they both come from the same tree, green coffee beans are unroasted and unprocessed, unlike the world’s favorite drink. So, if you want a rush of caffeine to your bloodstream sans the bitter quandary, here are a few samples of green coffee-laden drinks. As an added bonus, there are claims that it helps with weight loss.
Reverse White Russian
Made famous by cult classic The Big Lebowski, White Russians became an instant hit among the fans of the film which led to the resurgence of its popularity. While White Russians might have a strong kick, using juniper-flavored carbonated drinks and green coffee extract will give you the buzz that you need for most any situation.
Very Hibiscus with Whole Blackberries
If you are a fan of tang and mint then Starbucks’ Refreshers Beverage, Very Hibiscus with whole blackberries is for you. “Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ Very Berry Hibiscus combines tangy blackberry with hints of hibiscus, sweet ginger and lemongrass, and pairs that with the natural energy from green, unroasted coffee beans. It’s a breakthrough in instant refreshment that tastes nothing like coffee. Light, juicy and thirst-quenching, with a natural boost of caffeine. Enjoy Starbucks VIA Refreshers™ wherever the moment takes you.” (Starbucks)
Milk Plus green coffee extract
If you have seen Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, a screen translation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel, one of the most memorable scenes there is when Malcolm McDowell and his “droogs” are drinking milk “with knives in it” that “would sharpen you up.” To spike your milk with caffeine, just add GCE to your usual glass of fresh milk and you can have the same milk that will sharpen you up.
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While the history of Four Seasons is very vague, it is definitely one of the most famous juice blends around the world. By combining pineapple, orange, ripe mangoes, and grapefruit juice in a container or you buying ready-to-drink variants at your local grocery stores then tossing small quantities of green coffee extract in there, you can have a leveled-up Four Seasons that will keep you energized the whole day.
Cool Lime may sound familiar to those who frequent Starbucks as it is one of their Refreshers. Made with kaffir lime mixed with cucumber and apple extract, mint leaves and blended with the unroasted green coffee beans, Cool Lime is considered to be a huge breakthrough in the refreshment category for not tasting like coffee. Not only is it light, thirst quenching and refreshing, it also gives the body a natural boost of caffeine.
However, this should be taken with a grain of salt, as with most self-proclaimed wellness drinks. “So, is green coffee a new “magic bullet,” or is it just another fad? We don’t know. But, relative to some of the pharmaceutical interventions used today to “treat” overweight and obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, the research thus far indicates green coffee may make for a promising natural alternative.” (Sayer Ji)
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