Is Coffee a Diuretic?

Diuretics, also known as water pills, help rid your body of sodium (salt) and water that helps your kidneys release sodium into your urine.

The sodium takes with it water from your blood, decreasing the amount of fluid flowing through your veins and arteries that reduces the blood pressure.

Coffee contains caffeine which is a mild diuretic compound that increases urination frequency and causes your kidneys to flush extra sodium and water from the body through urination. Some sensitive people will experience a laxative effect.

If you have 5 cups of brewed coffee or more at once, the diuretic compound can increase your urination frequency for it to have a significant dehydrating effect.

You can hydrate with coffee, so sip your morning brew, you’re adding to your daily fluid intake, and hydrating yourself.

Evidence also says a cup of coffee protects you from dementia, but do not over-consume.

Caffeine overdose can cause nervousness and sleep interference, which is why experts recommend you drink no more than four cups a day.

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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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