Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Caffeine Rush

Pardon the pimping, but if you're coffee-inclined, check this week's City Paper for my story on Saxbys, a locally based chain that looks to rival Starbucks on national level. But of course, they've gotta set up shop in Philly first...

(Amazing illustration by Ryan Casey)


Anonymous said...

Top 10 Reasons NOT To Drink Coffee

1- Coffee is a stimulator of the central nervous system that provides the adrenal with a shot and adrenal is a stress-handling hormone. Coffee also stimulates the production of cortisol, which results in heightened awareness and alertness.

2- Though coffee is not linked to cancer but it contains carcinogens and other chemicals that trigger cancer cells.

3- Due to the increase of cortisol effect, the blood vessel constricts and the heart pumps faster and thus increases the blood pressure.

4-Caffeine is very harmful for pregnant women as the liver in fetuses cannot metabolize the caffeine and so it remains in the body arousing the brain resulting in sleeplessness and irritability.

5-According to research coffee is been associated with birth defects, miscarriages, inability to conceive and sluggish sperm.

6-Many of the chemicals present in coffee can irritate the sensitive stomach lining by increasing the stomach acidity thus leading to digestive disorders.

7- Coffee reduces the quality of sleep.

8-Coffee also causes dehydration.

9-Coffee stains your teeth and causes cavities in the teeth.

10-Coffee generally stimulates the frequency of urination and thus you lose various vitamins and minerals. Caffeine reduces the calcium content in the body.

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Drew said...

What a buzzkill.

Anonymous said...


Do you know how bad of a company Saxbys is and how Nick Bayer has taken advantage of so many people. Can you do a story on a bad franchise and expose Nick Bayer for the person he really is? I can give you names of people and closed stores ... this is a realy bad franchise. You can save someone - it is to late for many of us that signed up and were lied and cheated. Please help others so they do not have to go through what we did.


Drew said...


I can be reached at drew.lazor[at]citypaper[dot]net.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way we can meet anonymously first or that I can contact you?- I fear Nick Bayer - I hear he went to school with your Editor.