Everyone has their vice. Some need a cup of coffee to get their mind started, lest they be a groggy bitch all day. Others need to unwind with a beer, or two, or six, to get their creative juices flowing. Drinking beer may not seem like the best catalyst for inspiration, but look back to some of your past drunk conversations or pick-up lines as proof of how creative you can be when inebriated. The question is, when it comes to creativity and work ethic, which is better, coffee or beer?
Blogger Mikael Cho thought the same thing, and decided to research the effects of both substances on the brain. To make our lives a little easier, and not be bored by scientific jargon and difficult words, Japanese website ILoveCoffee made a helpful infographic summarizing Cho's findings. Helpful, informative, and a little surprising, check out the Coffee vs. Beer infographic below.
Basically, if you got writers block, a pint is in order. Once you got that idea formed in you head, its time to trade in the pitcher for a pot of coffee, as the caffeine will keep you focused, unlike alcohol. Great things to keep in mind the next time you have to write an essay or are struggling with a work presentation. Here's to our vices, helping us get work done and making life a little easier.
49th Parallel will be opening its doors on Friday, July 16 starting at 7 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be handing out free Beignes Lucky's to all customers.
Sounds like a pretty good reason to check out the spot if you ask me!
Plus, there will also be "coffee blends exclusive to the Old Montreal location, in addition to fan-favourite blends such as the Old School Espresso, Longitude 123°W Blend, and Organic French Roast" to try, so any coffee lover will be happy to take a trip over.
When: Officially opens Friday, July 16
Address: 488, rue McGill, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To see if British Columbian coffee can compete with Montreal flavours — and for a free donut on opening day!
The balmy temperatures and long, sunny days are well and truly here. What could be better than a backyard barbecue with up to eight of your favourite people (including yourself) to celebrate?
If you hate to interrupt your hangout with a trip to the dep for more drinks and snacks, Skip's got you covered! The Canadian delivery company has a wide selection of drinks and dishes that you can have delivered right to you.
To have alcohol delivered with this convenient service, just add it to your order on the Skip website or mobile app along with a minimum food purchase.
Whether you want a can of sparkling cider, a refreshing beer or a glass of wine, you'll find something on Skip that'll delight your taste buds.
You'll want to relax and have a good time at your first post-pandemic barbecue, which is why being able to order extra snacks and drinks with Skip is so handy. Just make sure that whoever places the order has their ID close. Without it, delivery people won't be allowed to hand over your drinks.
Address: 1063 rue de la Montagne, corner boul. Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Freshly baked bread, imported cheese and food products, authentic desserts, ready-made meals, a pasta laboratory and a coffee bar make Italimenti your one-stop-shop for everything Italy in the downtown core.