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Breakfast Warmer – What will it be? Coffee versus tea!

Breakfast Warmer – What will it be? Coffee versus tea!

The coffee versus tea debate has been percolating for decades – which is healthier, which should you choose, which is the best breakfast beverage?  Studies show that both beverages contain many health and energy benefits, here is the break-down.

Caffeine – Coffee typically has about 100 mg of caffeine per cup, whereas tea contains 25 – 75 mg per cup depending on the variety (black teas typically have more caffeine than green teas).  Depending on time of day (or just how sleepy you are feeling!) you may opt for one beverage over the over.  Coffee releases caffeine in a quick burst, whereas tea is more a slow, sustained release of energy over a longer period.  

Health benefits – Coffee contains key nutrients like potassium, niacin, manganese, and magnesium.  It also may protect against certain types of cancers, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, and protect your liver.  Further, coffee supports brain function and helps prevent Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and can help ward off depression.  Tea, on the other hand, reduces inflammation, promotes mouth health, reduces risk for certain cancers, and improves insulin sensitivity.  Tea may help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and may decrease the risk of heart disease.

Taste – Both coffee and tea come in a variety of flavors sourced from around the world.  Different coffee beans will have different flavor profiles due to the unique terroir of the growing environment. Further, the brew can vary greatly depending on how the coffee is roasted and if any spices such as vanilla or cinnamon are added.  Tea comes in a wide variety of flavors as well, though most are derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis.  Tea flavors vary greatly depending on how the tea leaves are processed.  

Whichever breakfast beverage you favor, you are sure to get a boost of energy, many health benefits, and of course something to warm you on a cold morning.  We serve both hot coffee and tea at The Original Pancake House in Denver, so the next time you are out for breakfast, stop in and let us know which one you prefer.  Cheers!

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

It’s crunch time – what to dress up as for Halloween?  We always opt for breakfast inspired costumes, here are a few of our favorite ideas for easy DIY Halloween costumes. French Toast – This cute costume idea is a great little play on words and is very easy to throw together!  First, find a striped,… Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

There is nothing better than crispy, flavorful home fries with a savory breakfast.  Home fries are one of our favorite breakfast staples at The Original Pancake House in Denver – dip them in a runny egg, enjoy them with hot sauce, or just eat them straight-up!  Though we can’t share our own secret recipe, we… Continue Reading

Back to School Breakfasts

Back to School Breakfasts

Here we go again!  The kids are heading back to school and suddenly the leisurely summer mornings are replaced with rush, rush, go, go, get to school on time!  But wait, we all need to eat something healthy and nutritious to give us energy for the day and to help our brains get ready to… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen!

Peachy Keen!

August is National Peach Month and we’re loving all the delicious peaches coming into Denver from Colorado’s western slope.  If you went peach picking in Palisade, or your local farmer’s market, you may be wondering how you can incorporate peaches into every meal, including breakfast! Here are a few of our favorite ideas for a… Continue Reading

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

We are loving the latest Instagram trend – Cloud Eggs!  Have you seen your (millennial) friends post pictures of beautiful cloud eggs for breakfast?  They are, in our opinion, some of the most photogenic eggs out there!  And they are very simple to make.   Here is the basic run down: Heat oven to 450°… Continue Reading

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Though we like to eat a big breakfast of eggs or pancakes (or crepes or waffles!) most days of the week, sometimes we all need something light and refreshing for breakfast on a warm summer morning.  Here are a few ideas for a light and easy summer breakfast: Bagel & Fruit “Pizzas”* This is a… Continue Reading

Fresh Berries on the Brain!

Fresh Berries on the Brain!

They’re back!  With the month of May comes signs of summer and perhaps our favorite part of the season – fresh berries!  Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and of course strawberries all top some of our favorite breakfast dishes including our popular Seasonal Berry Crepes, Strawberry Belgian Waffles, Blueberry Belgian Waffles, Seasonal Berry French Toast, and our… Continue Reading

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Cold Mornings Require Hot Eats!

Though this February in Denver has been quite lovely, we are fairly certain that Old Man Winter has a few chilly days left for us before spring officially arrives.  For breakfast on a frosty morning, we all crave something a bit warmer than cold cereal.  Here are a few ideas to warm up your breakfast… Continue Reading

 

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