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Protein coffee: your new power drink

Can't get out of bed in the morning? Do you often feel tired in the office or before training? That doesn't have to be the case anymore! Our new product Protein Coffee Vegpresso gives you a quick energy boost and provides you with plenty of protein at the same time. Find out what the product can do and how caffeine affects your training in our blog post.

Protein coffee - the power drink

Coffee has become an indispensable part of everyday life for most people. At 162 litres per capita per year, coffee is the most popular hot drink among Germans. Around 80% of all coffee drinkers indulge in at least one cup a day to wake them up and start the day full of energy. The active ingredient caffeine is particularly important for athletes in order to stay concentrated and focussed during training.

So how about replacing your usual coffee with a protein coffee? As the name suggests, our protein coffee is a blend of coffee and protein. With this new product, you can kill two birds with one stone: firstly, with 130 mg of caffeine per drink you have more energy during training, and secondly, the 19 g of soya protein support your muscle building. Another positive side effect: thanks to its high protein content of around 70%, our protein coffee also keeps you full for a long time. It also contains all the essential amino acids.

Who benefits from our protein coffee?

Our protein coffee is not only suitable in the morning after getting up, but also perfect as a pre-workout shake to boost the body for training. It also provides the necessary energy boost on the go.

But not only athletes benefit from our Vegpresso protein coffee, figure-conscious people or those on a diet also benefit from the extra portion of protein and the low sugar and fat content. A protein coffee - prepared with water - only contains around 90 calories.

The caffeine it contains leads to the performance-enhancing effect

Caffeine or caffeine (also 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) is a psychoactive substance that has a stimulating effect . It stimulates the central nervous system and therefore increases alertness, coordination and cognitive processing of stimuli, especially when tired or in stressful situations. It is therefore not surprising that caffeine was still on the doping list until the end of 2003.

Caffeine reduces the so-called Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), i.e. the perceived exertion during training. This leads to an increase in training intensity and therefore the calories burned. Training feels easier. Studies suggest that caffeine improves endurance performance. A study by Burke (2008) showed that test subjects who took caffeine before training tired less quickly than the comparison group. The subjective assessment of exertion was also positively influenced. It is still unclear whether caffeine has a positive effect on maximum strength and therefore on strength training.

Also interesting: test subjects who regularly drink coffee benefit less from the effect of caffeine.

Why does training with caffeine feel easier?

This is primarily due to the antagonistic effects of caffeine on the adenosine receptors in the brain. When the signalling molecule adenosine binds to its receptor, the perception of pain is increased, making the workout seem harder. Caffeine is a antagonist of adenosine. It binds to the receptor instead of adenosine and thus causes the perception of pain to be lower . Caffeine therefore alleviates the perception of pain.

Protein coffee: the optimal preparation

Our protein coffee is quick and easy to prepare. Simply add two heaped measuring spoons (equivalent to 28 g of powder) to 100 ml of water or plant-based drink and shake until the powder has dissolved. Please ensure that you do not heat the protein coffee too much, otherwise the protein will clump. Important: Proteins are denatured by heat, which means that they can change their shape and "clump". However, this has no effect on the quality of the protein, as the amino acids are retained.

Thanks to the three delicious flavours of vanilla, nut nougat and chocolate our protein coffee brings variety to the kitchen! Want even more creations? Then try our FlaveDrops. How about a chocolate and protein coffee with caramel, for example?

In summer, you can also enjoy the protein coffee ice cold with ice cubes as iced coffee .

Can you also consume too much caffeine?

The body's reaction to caffeine is very individual and can vary in intensity. An overdose of caffeine leads to various symptoms such as headaches, confusion, restlessness, anxiety, nausea and stomach pain. Breathing and heart rate are also greatly increased. Excessive consumption of caffeine should be avoided. However, three to four cups of coffee a day should not be a problem.