School is back in full swing, and the days are getting a little cooler, which means that Growers Alliance Cafe and Gift Shop is the perfect place to get some studying done. Have you noticed that you study better in a coffee shop than you do at home or in the library? There is now scientific evidence that a coffee shop really is the best place to absorb some knowledge!
According to one study, consuming 200 milligrams of caffeine can help your brain identify words and phrases at a quicker rate. Not only does caffeine help your brain process words and phrases, but it also improves problem-solving skills and overall memory. Next time you are having a hard time retaining information for that upcoming test, sip on a large coffee for a brain boost.
Caffeine not only gives your brain a boost, but it inhibits the sleep hormone, adenosine to keep you alert and ready to learn. An extra dose of caffeine before cramming for that big exam will keep you from feeling sleepy and will give you that extra boost you need to concentrate and accomplish the task at hand. What better place to study than a place that has an endless supply of coffee like Growers Alliance?
People are more creative when they are exposed to ambient sounds. One study found that people exposed to ambient sound around 70 decibels came up with more innovative product ideas than those in a quiet room. According to another study, semi-distracting background noise helps you think more broadly and creatively. Lucky for you, the average coffee shop usual is a pretty consistent 70 decibels, so if you've hit a block with that creative writing assignment, head to your local coffee shop and take in the ambiance.
With midterms right around the corner, we invite you to grab some friends, bring your books and laptop, and enjoy a delicious cup of our organic, fairtrade coffee while you write out those term papers and study for those upcoming tests!