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5 'slurprising' myths dispelled for UK Coffee Week

From the 22nd till the 28th April coffee shops and lovers around the UK will be taking part in UK Coffee Week 2013. The week aims to help raise money for Project Waterfall while uniting coffee and foodservice industries up and down the country. Coffee shops across the UK will be offering customers the option to add 5p to their cup of java that will go towards Project Waterfall, a charity which focuses on providing clean water in African coffee-growing countries.

To help celebrate UK Coffee Week 2013, we thought we would expose the top five coffee myths you think are true but are actually false...

Coffee helps you keep off the pounds



Contrary to popular belief, a cup of coffee a day does not keep the weight gain at bay! Studies have proven that people who drink coffee regularly (at least once a day) actually gain weight easier than those who don’t!

Italian coffee is the best



The idea that coffee from Italy is the best in the world is totally false – coffee isn't even actually grown in Italy! This common misconception was most likely birthed from the fact that the Italian people love their coffee and that Italian coffee shops do tend to make an awesome cup of Joe!

Coffee keeps you alert



We were just as suppressed to find out this fact is false as you are! The truth is that even though coffee can give you a temporary buzz, it is only because your body is craving coffee that you feel it, the drink itself keeps you no more awake than the guy drinking water sat next to you!

The oilier the better



Most of us have been led to believe that the oilier the coffee bean the better, this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Oily beans are actually a sign that your coffee is getting old and stale, as the oil from the bean rises to the surface nearer its expiration date, so if your beans are oily, you better grind them up pronto!

Decaf contains no caffeine



Decaffeinated coffee most certainly does contain caffeine – just a lot less than a standard cup of coffee.  A normal cup of decaffeinated java contains at least 3 per cent caffeine.

Much like UK Coffee Week, we at DialAFlight like to contribute our own part towards helping make this world a happier place. 10 per cent of all DialAFlight profits are donated to Make My Day Better, a charity with the overriding aim of funding projects which directly benefit people in need. Make My Day Better supports a huge variety of charities all over the world, and to date has donated over £2 million to worthy causes.

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