Is Coffee Good After Drinking Alcohol?

Not at all. Caffeine may make you feel slightly more alert, but it has no effect on your blood alcohol level or the way your body eliminates alcohol.

When combined with caffeine, alcohol's depressant effects can be mitigated, causing drinkers to feel more alert than they would otherwise.

It's critical to understand that coffee cannot undo the effects of alcohol. Coffee cannot 'administer sobriety.' It does not eliminate alcohol from the body.

Caffeine causes your blood vessels to constrict and your blood pressure to rise and this could make the problem worse. 

How about a cup of coffee or tea an hour or two before your booze? Caffeine can remain in your system for five to six hours, though it gradually decreases in concentration over time.

If you consume caffeine within a few hours of drinking alcohol, you still risk experiencing only a portion of the alcohol's effects.

However, you should keep in mind that the caffeine content of beverages such as coffee and tea varies significantly depending on their preparation method.

While drinking 16 ounces of cold-brew coffee prior to booze is not a good idea. Both alcohol and caffeine are diuretics, which means they cause you to urinate more frequently. As a result, dehydration is a possibility when caffeine and alcohol are combined.

In general, it is best to avoid the combination of alcohol and caffeine. However, if you enjoy an occasional rum and Coke or like to wake up with a cup of coffee before going out, keep an eye on your alcohol consumption.

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By: Douglas

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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