10am, Monday morning. My editor asks me to aim to drink 25 cups of espresso by 1pm and write about what that’s like. Itâ€™s OK, I receivedâ€™t die, he â€“ and science â€“ says.
Espresso has been beforehand thought to stiffen arteries and improve the chance of a coronary heart assault or stroke, however a new research by researchers at Queen Mary College of London and part-funded by the British Coronary heart Basis has discovered that consuming 5 cups a day â€“ even 25 â€“ is not any worse than one.
Iâ€™ve had one at residence, fairly robust, from the moka pot, with a dollop of frothy milk, and usually Iâ€™d have one or two extra over a morning. However that is analysis, I take my journalism very significantly. I’ve two extra shortly, black, from the workplace espresso machine (Colombian beans, fairly good, sparsely). After which one other, regardless that I actually donâ€™t need it.
11am. My arteries won’t be hardening, and my coronary heart doesnâ€™t appear to be racing, however â€“ and itâ€™s an enormous however â€“ Iâ€™m feeling a bit queasy and under no circumstances like extra espresso proper now. And Iâ€™ve had solely 4. Simply 21 to go, then. Besides thatâ€™s the quota for the day, and I’ve simply received the morning, so perhaps I can get away with 12? Nonetheless, the thought of one other black espresso makes me really feel sick. Iâ€™m going out for one.
12pm. I am going to Pret a Manger for a cappuccino. Further shot? That will rely as two proper? Shot me up. And a receipt â€“ Iâ€™m completely expensing this. However thatâ€™s nonetheless solely six. I suppose decaf could be dishonest â€¦
1pm. I handle two extra. OK, one and a half, seven and a half in whole. Thatâ€™s it, Iâ€™m finished. Iâ€™m not simply feeling nauseous, however jittery and shaky, too. Who the hell are these caffeine freaks who drink 25 coffees a day?
I donâ€™t care if the pointy-heads at Queen Mary say itâ€™s not doing my coronary heart well being any hurt, I really feel grim. Additionally, espresso breath! Maybe they need to do a research into that: the consequences of 25 cups of espresso in your oral hygiene. Now Iâ€™m going to see my editor, to snap at him, and breathe on him.