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Coffee is most often associated with helping to wake us up in the morning staying alert throughout the day. Of course, coffee also tastes great so coffee shops are often a part of our every day lives. If you are a fan of coffee and are wondering what time of the day is best to drink coffee, the answer lies in science.

Morning Coffee

The majority of people will crave a cup of coffee in the morning, but some studies have shown that drinking coffee as soon as we wake up can make us feel too hyper, which can lead to feelings of anxiety and some jittery movements. Yes, the caffeine will wake us up but is it helping us in the best way possible.

Mid Morning

The same research shows that drinking a cup of coffee a couple of hours after we have woken up is much more beneficial. When we have been awake for a couple of hours our cortisol, the stress hormone, levels are lower and therefore do not mix with the effects caffeine to make us feel anxious.


Caffeine can stay in our system for up to 6 hours which means that drinking coffee late evening or at night is not a very good idea, at least if we want to get a good night’s sleep. If you do want to drink coffee much later than early evening, it is best to drink decaf, which will not interrupt with your sleep. As the best coffee shop LA has to offer, The Coffee Gallery has a range of decaf coffees for you to try.

To enjoy your favorite coffee at the best coffee shop in LA, head to The Coffee Gallery today and we will have our machines ready and waiting to be at your service.

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