A Guide to Staying Energized in the Forgotten Realms
You're in the forgotten realms, preparing to fight a vicious Gnoll, when suddenly your vitality is low (in game time and real time). What now?
Playing a game of D&D can last anywhere between three hours to an entire day, so if you’re coming to a session unequipped then it's natural to lose your energy and feel uninspired. One way to avoid this is to take regular breaks, and what better way to spend them than by fueling yourself with Dungeons & Dragons Coffee.
Caffeine acts as a stimulant, which increases activity in the brain to make you feel refreshed and focussed, serving as exactly what players need in order to feel empowered again. The specialty grade arabica within DDC (Dungeons & Dragons Coffee) is of the highest grade, thus the only coffee beans used are part of the 10% that are high enough to qualify, meaning that consumers will receive a premium coffee experience.
Players can also choose their DDC blend of choice based on their favorite D&D beast. Owlbear, Beholder, Dragon/Dragon Fire and Displacer are the four monsters that were chosen to represent the coffee, all due to the different traits they possess. For example, the name Owlbear was chosen due to the blend being from the Colombian mountain forests, releasing a mix of earthy tones with a fierce orange tang. We've captured their personalities and have translated them into a way that reflects the coffee blends, to bring the D&D experience to life. However, one thing that's prevalent in gaming culture, specifically D&D, is the heavy consumption of energy drinks. Specific brands target gaming markets as they promote higher cognition, reaction time and attention, things that are necessary for peak performance whilst in a game, especially one that can last for hours. It's difficult for players to understand the effects of the ingredients that are within these types of products, specifically the sugar contents. The sugar levels can go as high as 66g per 500ml and can be easily hidden from consumers with colorful packaging that these brands tend to use. Drinking energy drinks like this regularly can result in detrimental effects such as obesity, dental issues and increased risk of: inflammation, cardiovascular disease and several cancers.
When being consumed in the appropriate doses D&D coffee can heighten your gaming experience. We all know coffee keeps you from getting tired but it also helps your brain perform and focus. So how does coffee keep you focused for those late night adventures? The caffeine blocks certain inhibitory neurotransmitters in your brain, this means they stop the prevention of neurones firing which slow you down. As a result, this improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function, which will help your brain perform better, especially when you are getting tired.
This improvement in energy levels and moods can also help with depression. There have been studies conducted that showed people who drank coffee regularly, were less likely to develop depression. Coffee can also reduce the development of diabetes! Researchers at Harvard found that people who increased their coffee intake by over one cup per day had as much as a 10% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
These are just a few of the health benefits of coffee, so for those dedicated adventurers, D&D coffee doesn’t just keep you focused, but it also keeps you healthy so you can play for all eternity! (well as long as you may live for but you get where i’m coming from).
The correlation between the D&D world and coffee is what makes the brand so distinctive. We understand that it's not just about great tasting coffee, but about immersing yourself within the forgotten realms, whether you’re taking that mid-game pick-me-up, or pouring yourself a cup of Displacer Decaf before a game to get into your character mindset. So why not let D&D coffee help you find your D&D destiny in the forgotten realms and be captivated by the magic of this ever changing world?