Caffeine Con is the brain-child of GreenEyedGuide, Danielle Robertson Rath.
GreenEyedGuide has been passionate about caffeine since 2003! That’s the year she started studying biochemistry at the University of California San Diego. While balancing her full-time studies and two part-time jobs, GreenEyedGuide relied on these brand-new, controversial things called “energy drinks” to survive.
Only, she did more than that.
As a biochemistry major, GreenEyedGuide decided then and there, in the year 2003, to write a book about the “science behind energy drinks” so others could understand why certain ingredients were added and what things like “taurine” actually did. She wanted people to see the drinks like she could, through her green eyes (hence the moniker).
Ten years later, GreenEyedGuide published “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks — How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”. [Available on Amazon, Audible, eBay, by-request at your local library, and wherever books are sold]
So why a “Caffeine Con”?
March is Caffeine Awareness Month – what better time to gather those who enjoy caffeine, those who are looking to quit caffeine, and those who have questions about caffeine?
Caffeine Awareness Month is just that – AWARENESS.
- It’s awareness that many drinks which look NOTHING like the stereotypical energy drink have more caffeine than a Red Bull.
- It’s awareness that the type of coffee bean (light roasted, dark roasted, green coffee beans) makes a huge difference in taste…and maybe less difference in the amount of caffeine you get.
- It’s awareness that there are healthy ways to get caffeine for any diet preference (no sugar, no artificial, no guarana, no coffee-taste, no carbs, etc)
- It’s awareness that caffeine is sometimes in our cosmetics, our headache medicine, our booze, and our food.
- It’s awareness that some people should not have caffeine, some people don’t need caffeine, some people want more caffeine, and some people just want more information