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    14 Things All Coffee Lovers Should Know

    "Now" is not always the best time to drink it.

    Morning! Time to wake up.

    OK then. It's coffee time.

    1. First, acquire your coffee. An 8-ounce cup contains around 135 milligrams of caffeine, which is the part you're really after.

    2. But hang on a second. Turns out, first thing in the morning might not be the best time to drink your coffee.

    3. You're better off having a cup sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

    4. When you do decide to take your first sip, the effect will take about 5 minutes to kick in.

    5. First it will make you feel less tired and more alert.

    6. Coffee might also make you better at physical tasks that require endurance.

    7. That is, if you're not in a state of caffeine withdrawal.

    8. In this case, a caffeine boost will just bring you back to a normal level of alertness.

    9. The effects of a cup of coffee peak around 30 minutes after drinking.

    10. But it takes between 4 and 6 hours for half a dose of caffeine to be broken down by your body.

    11. Which is bad news if you need to sleep.

    12. And then the next day, your lack of sleep will make you even more tired.

    13. Of course, there is a solution to that. Just drink some more coffee.

    14. Drink ALL the coffee.

    Stay safe, coffee lovers.