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You, Your Health & Coffee

February 25, 2015

It might not come as a surprise that weight loss rang in as the number one New Year’s resolution in 2015, considering it’s consistently popular every year. The real shocker is that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, according to Forbes. Whether or not your resolutions align with the weight loss trend, it’s always a good time to be thinking about your health and wellness. The good news is that your daily cup of coffee can help you get healthy in more ways than one.

If you are one of the eight million dieters in the country, don’t feel guilty about rewarding yourself with a well-deserved treat for your exceptional weight loss efforts. We’re not talking about a cheat day full of doughnuts and ice cream, we’re talking about something equally as tasty that won’t break the caloric bank –


Bulletproof coffee has increased in popularity amongst people trying to lose or maintain weight, as well as runners and athletes. The idea behind bulletproof coffee is that adding butter to your cup of joe can curb cravings and increase metabolism, without sacrificing the taste of added dairy. Great flavor and metabolism-boosting mojo? That’s the best of both worlds!

Additionally this week the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, who advise government agencies including the FDA, gave coffee a clean bill of health and suggested it could actively reduce risk for type II diabetes and heart disease.

The FDA can still amend or reject the committee’s guidelines, but their report is a good sign for coffee drinkers across the country.

The main miscreant in their report was sugar, rather than caffeine. Meaning avoid the sugary sodas for your afternoon pick-me-up and alternatively brew a satisfying cup of java. Additionally, nix the caramel frappuccinos at Starbucks and get a simple-yet-satisfying iced coffee. “Sacrifice” doesn’t have to be part of your health and wellness vocabulary, try the word “substitute” instead.

Ready to infuse your lifestyle with the health-supporting benefits of coffee? Have our quality K-cups delivered directly to your doorstep. Now when you’re indulging in a morning cup of our premium roasts, you’ll know you’re already doing something great for your health — and it’s not even noon yet!

Lifestyle, The Buzz

Oscar Buzz with Coffee Cargo

February 23, 2015

As you and your co-workers gather around the communal pot of coffee in the office this morning, it’s very likely there will be quite a bit of Oscar buzz from last night’s awards show. Don’t worry if you didn’t tune in all the glitz and glam — here’s everything you need to know to sound like an Academy Awards expert over your morning cup of joe. 

The Big Winners

Best Picture: Birdman

Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu — Birdman

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne — The Theory of Everything

Best Actress: Julianne Moore — Still Alice

Find the complete list of winners here. 

Noteworthy Speeches

J.K. Simmons kicked-off the memorable acceptance speeches when receiving his oscar for best supporting actor. He emotionally urged viewers to “call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone.”

Another powerful message came during Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech for best supporting actress. She passionately called for equal rights and equal pay for women in the United States. The crowd’s response was compelling and encouraging.

The Red Carpet

For some people, the allure of watching the Academy Awards happens before the show, on the red carpet. Some of the best dressed hollywood starlets noted this year included Jennifer Aniston, Rosamund Pike, Lupita Nyong’o, and Dakota Johnson. Though Johnson may have looked regal in a simple-yet-stunning Saint Laurent dress, her behavior was anything but. In a joint red carpet interview with her mother, Johnson couldn’t contain a few errant adolescent comments brought on by frustration with her mom. Clint Eastwood also created red carpet excitement by attending the event with his mysterious new girlfriend Christina Sandera.

Next time your favorite award show comes around, be sure to enjoy the event over a premium cup of coffee from Coffee Cargo. Not only will you be indulging in artisan coffee like the stars, you’ll get an extra boost of caffeine to keep you alert through all the excitement of the buzz-worthy occasion.