We all know the feeling of drinking that first beer after a long day at work. No more worrying, no more responsibilities for the rest of the evening. For the moment, you can just relax with your drink or drinks… We all know a delicious beverage loosens us up, but what’s really going on in our head when we drink that first beer? What about the second, fifth, or even tenth? The same discussion applies to coffee. While beer is at the end of the day, coffee is what gets us out of bed in the morning. So between coffee and alcohol, can they work together to make you a better YOU?
From the moment you take that first sip of beer, it starts to work its magic. Beer taps into your cerebral cortex, which is near your forehead. The cerebral cortex is responsible for interaction, language, and conscious thoughts. This is why when you’re fucked up, you get more confident, slur your words, and might even lose consciousness. Focus is usually the first to go, and with it, goes all fucks given, am I right? It’s a distraction, a temporary bliss. However, with the loss of focus, you can let your mind wander, which allows ideas to flourish. Why do stoners and drunks have the best ideas? They’re never focused on one idea for too long because they’re onto the next one. Just make sure to keep a pen and paper handy because with the lack of focus comes a lack of memory. Wait, what was I saying?
Anyways, caffeine has slightly opposite effects. Within minutes of drinking coffee, the user becomes more focused and driven to overcome obstacles. If the coffee drinker has a problem, they’re more likely to complete it with the aid of coffee. Adenosines are what cause drowsiness. When you drink coffee, the caffeine sticks to your receptors in your brain instead of the adenosines. This is how coffee differs from alcohol, but it’s important to know how they interact.
Together, alcohol and caffeine can revolutionize a man. Yes, I said revolutionize! With alcohol in the evening you’re able to think of some great ideas and with coffee in the morning, you can make those ideas reality!
These “drugs” are great when used separate, why not use them together? Well you can, but be careful not to use them together in excess. You don’t want a heart attack at the bar while scribbling notes on a napkin.