Green Tea or Coffee? – That never-ending question in which everyone has something to say. We all have different needs when it comes to caffeine. Some of us need it early in the morning, to help us wake up. Others might need it around midday, right after lunch, to ward off the downer that comes after eating. And then there’s those who drink it in the evening to power through the last hours of work and come home energized, ready for chores… or more work

It’s important to admit that caffeine plays a big role in our lives. Without it, many of us wouldn’t function in our jobs or studies the way that we do. It gives us energy, makes us more productive, and even puts us in a better mood. 

Coffee, for example, has a higher caffeine amount. This means both that it gives you more energy and that the comedown is worse. Green tea, however, also contains L-theanine, which produces a more sustained effect with virtually no crash. So which is best for your lifestyle? 

It’s time to take a more in-depth look. When it comes to caffeine, which caffeine-containing beverage is better—coffee or green tea? We’ll look at two different times of the day to help us reach a conclusion. 


In the morning 

You need to wake up, fast. A good or bad morning sets the tone for the rest of the day; you can’t risk it. 

Without a doubt, coffee is better in the morning. It provides a jolt of energy, all at once, and because you haven’t yet had caffeine at all and are still drowsy, you won’t really feel any of those pesky side effects. 

In other words, there will be almost no comedown at all and even if you drink a big cup, you won’t get the shakes or any other annoying side effects. Plus, a big dose of caffeine gets the intestines moving, if you know what I mean.

Green tea doesn’t pack as much voltage as coffee, so if you’re the sort of person that has a really hard time waking up in the morning and coming out of that daze, it’s not for you. If you are a morning person, green tea is a better choice: it provides a more sustained type of focus and leaves room for more caffeine later in the day without the risk of side effects. 

Green Tea vs. Coffee Misión Café


At noon 

It’s lunchtime and you’re going to town on a big sandwich. For most people, lunch is the most carb and sugar-loaded meal of the day, not to mention the biggest. Even with healthier meals, many people experience a lull at noon—it’s more common than you’d think. 

This will cause a blood sugar spike. Your levels go really high, really fast—and they eventually fall. This makes that sleepy, drowsy, and tired feeling unbearable at times. You know the feeling. 

That’s why noon is one of the most common times to drink caffeine. First of all, do not drink caffeine with your meal.  

You need to time the post-lunch sleepiness with the onset of caffeine. If you drink coffee with lunch, you’re about an hour early. Instead, have it half an hour after eating. But what’s best, coffee or green tea? 

The answer can vary depending on how sleepy you normally get after lunch, or even day to day depending on what you eat. But it can definitely be said that you’ll struggle to focus and will lack energy during the latter half of your workday. 

Coffee can seem at first like an ally, but remember this isn’t like in the morning. In the morning, your head is clearer, your spirit still intact. The afternoon is another story altogether. What you need is one to two cups of green tea for sustained focus. 

One to be had after your meal, the next one whenever you feel its effects beginning to wane. Of course, caffeine is not something you need, but more of an aid to help you beat tiredness and sleepiness. You don’t have to have it every day, but it certainly helps keep our energy levels up throughout the day. Plus, it’s healthy for you! (If you take the right amount.) 

Furthermore, drinking coffee in the afternoon can result in insomnia. Caffeine has a half-life of about 8 hours, meaning that it might make it difficult to fall asleep even after a hard day’s work. 

Instead, aim for a balanced focus, it might not be as intense as the one that results from higher doses of caffeine, but it’ll last longer, prevent an uncomfortable comedown and avoid the risk of having a bad night of sleep.

The sole fact that green tea in the afternoon is better for sleep is huge, it means that you won’t need extra caffeine the next morning, and it fosters a healthier caffeine tolerance. 

So… which one’s better?

There’s no definite winner because, well, things aren’t always that simple. There are clear benefits to both coffee and green tea, and each one can be more suited to different people, and different times of the day, no matter where you have it, at home or at the office.

If you have trouble with focusing at work and have tried both of these, you might want to look into matcha. It’s a type of green tea that’s much more concentrated, with a higher caffeine content, it’s got the best of both worlds.


  • L’immeuble, d’usage résidentiel, sera le premier développement immobilier greenfield d’une résidence de coliving en Espagne et ouvrira ses portes en 2023 
  • Urban Campus se développe ainsi à Valence (3e ville espagnole), avec une résidence composée de 41 studios 

Urban Campus Valencia Coliving

Madrid, 16 février 2022 – Urban Campus, a national leader in the management of coliving buildings, launches its first greenfield project in Spain in collaboration with both Batipart (investor) and WHITE Investing RE (developer). With this opening, Urban Campus expands geographically outside Madrid and strategically enters the greenfield buildings sector. This new coliving will be located in Valencia, in the up and coming neighbourhood of Ayora, where construction has already started. It will house 41 studios and more than 200 m2 .

Urban Campus, together with the investor and the developer, are in charge of the project conceptualisation phase, as well as the interior design. Once open, Urban Campus will be in charge of operating the building under a management contract.

Le gestionnaire français a participé dans les phases de conception et design du projet avec l’investisseur et le promoteur. Une fois ouvert, Urban Campus sera en charge de la gestion de la résidence, à travers un mandat de gestion2 to 8,000 m2 in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Alicante, Seville, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao, etc.

Cette ouverture confirme le leadership d’Urban Campus en Espagne, et s’inscrit dans le plan de développement dont les prochaines ouvertures auront lieu en 2022 en France et en Espagne.

Casilda Mulliez, Expansion Director at Urban Campus in Spain and Portugal is quoted: “The commitment towards geographical diversification and the development of our model in a new building is the next logical step in Urban Campus? expansion. Thanks to our knowledge of operationally active coliving buildings, Urban Campus has proven to be capable of advising from day one on the design of the buildings and the optimisation of the spaces.”

At Batipart, Martin Fauchille, Director of Acquisitions Spain and Portugal, “We are delighted to carry out this first transaction in Valencia, hand in hand with Urban Campus. Through our alliance we want to promote this residential coliving model in Spain?s main cities.”

“For WHITE Investing RE this is a special project, as it is the first licensed coliving project to be launched in Spain, additionally in collaboration with an investor such as Batipart, and a leading coliving operator in the market such as Urban Campus, which consolidates us as a reference point as an asset provider at an institutional level”, Jose Solero CEO WHITE Investing RE.



La nouvelle résidence de coliving Urban Campus à Valence, à proximité de la station de métro Ayora, est une promotion immobilière résidentielle, qui comptera 41 studios individuels, équipés et meublés. La résidence disposera également de plus de 200m2 de parties communes (salle de sport, espaces de travail, salle de cinéma, cuisine communautaire avec salle à manger et salon, buanderie) et un rooftop aménagé (barbecue, douches, chill-out, etc.).Le produit résidentiel proposera toutes les commodités recherchées par le public visé : jeunes professionnels de 25 à 45 ans qui cherchent à profiter de l’intimité de leur partie privative tout en ayant accès à des parties communes avec une communauté internationale et des possibilités de networking au sein du même immeuble. 

Urban Campus propose des solutions d’hébergement à partir de trois mois, réservables en ligne à travers d’une application développée en interne. Cet outil technologique permet également la participation aux événements hebdomadaires, la prise de contact entre membres de la communauté et l’accès à une offre de services.

Le gestionnaire qui accorde une importance particulière à son empreinte écologique, cherchera à obtenir une certification environnementale.



Fondé à Paris en 2016 par John van Oost et Maxime Armand, Urban Campus est l’un des leaders du coliving en Europe. La société exploite 5 résidences en Espagne et compte ouvrir 30 résidences supplémentaires en Europe à horizon 2025, notamment en Espagne, en France, au Portugal et en Italie. Urban Campus accompagne des projets immobiliers de coliving dès leur conception, et les exploite ensuite grâce à des mandats de gestion de longue durée. Urban Campus développe ses propres technologies de smart building et ses propres applications d’interface avec les résidents, ce qui permet une cohérence réelle de son concept tout au long de la création et de l’exploitation.



Groupe familial fondé par Charles Ruggieri en 1988, Batipart investit et développe des projets dans les secteurs de l’immobilier, de l’hôtellerie et du tourisme en Europe, en Afrique et en Amérique du Nord. En Europe, le groupe Batipart est présent dans 7 pays – Allemagne, Espagne, France, Italie, Portugal, Suisse et le Luxembourg au travers de ses bureaux situés à Luxembourg, Paris, Toulouse, Madrid et Milan. Ses actifs européens représentent 4 Mds € sous gestion. En Afrique, Batipart est opérateur et investisseur hôtelier, avec plus d’une vingtaine d’hôtels détenus et gérés, représentant plus de 700 employés sur l’ensemble du continent africain. En Amérique du Nord, Batipart est investisseur et opérateur immobilier au Canada et aux Etats-Unis en partenariat et au travers de Cogir Immobilier avec environ 4,5 Mds € d’actifs sous gestion.



Pour plus d’informations :

Casilda Mulliez

+34 636 484 866



Other sources:

– El Economista – Urban Campus abre el primer ‘coliving’ de obra nueva de España

– EjePrime – Batipart promoverá un ?coliving? con 41 estudios en Valencia

– Idealista – Urban Campus y Batipart promoverán un ?coliving? con 41 estudios en Valencia

– Xm2 – Urban Campus abre el primer coliving de obra nueva de España de la mano de Batipart y WHITE Investing RE

– Business Immo – Urban Campus va développer la première résidence de coliving en Vefa d?Espagne

– Le Courrier d’Espagne – Urban Campus et Batipart vont promouvoir un coliving avec 41 studios à Valence

– Brainre.news – White Investing vende a Batipart el primer ?coliving? de obra nueva de Valencia

– Valencia Plaza – Urban Campus abrirá en València su primer coliving de obra nueva de España

– El inmobiliario mes a mes – Urban Campus abrirá el primer coliving de obra nueva de España con Batipart y White Investing RE

– Interempresas – White Investing desarrolla el primer coliving de obra nueva de València

– El Periódico de Aquí – White Investing desarrolla el primer coliving de obra nueva de València

Alberto Cortés moved to Urban Campus Mellado Madrid Coliving and hit the ground running. Within just the first few weeks of his stay, he had organized a padel tournament, mapped out an awards ceremony and planned the first Q?crack interview to take place in the coliving space? the first of many.

Q?Crack, created by Alberto Cortes and Leonardo Armas, is an entrepreneurially driven podcast that interviews individuals who have excelled in their industry on a personal or professional level. They highlight trade secrets, discuss everything from failures to success, and get exclusive one-on-ones. 

The dynamic duo knows how to attract talent, since they?ve launched they?ve featured CEO?s, top-performing athletes, tech founders and more.

Their last interview, organized in one of the Mellado Coliving?s common areas featured none other than Carlos Arevalo Moreno, Director of one of the most reputable Spanish bakeries, Pastelería Mallorca. Residents joined in as Carlos divulged the ups and downs of running a family business, his core responsibilities, and what it?s like to manage one of the most beloved and well-known bakeries in the Spanish capital, which by the way, turned 90 last year? Chapeau!

Podcast at Urban Campus

What are the key learnings he?s had throughout the years? How do you adapt a traditional family business to a constantly evolving market? How do you manage the pressure of it all? 




We recently created a new Spotify Podcasts Playlist including our favourites, and just added the newest Q?Crack podcast to it. Make sure to check it out!

Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


Urban Campus was featured in a new article written in ACEPRENSA, a digital medium.

This article focuses on Coliving as a new lifestyle and as an optimal option for professionals to make the most out of their living space while being able to focus on their professional endeavours.

Click HERE to read the full article.

If you’re a Spotify user, you’ve probably stumbled upon your ‘2021 Unwrapped’ by now, fondly displaying your main listening habits. Chances are, you’ve also probably felt slightly embarrassed by the fact that that guilty pleasure of yours that you had on repeat was somehow able to creep its way onto the list of your most listened to songs. You’re not alone. We’ve all spent hours listening to our favourite tunes (some of them more discreetly than others). But… what about podcasts? 

Podcasts have become really popular in the last couple of years. Millions of users have started listening to them regularly, and in just 2020 more than 900.000 new podcasts were created worldwide, that’s about 2 per minute! 

Who knows, maybe next year Spotify will come out with a 2022 Unwrapped Podcast edition. And maybe, just maybe, a few that we’ve already listed below for you will be on that list. From #Culture to #Business and #Relationships to #Comedy we’ve included one for everyone’s taste. Whether you’re commuting, at the office, or making dinner at home, here are our top 14 favourite podcasts.



1. Philosophize This!

A free podcast dedicated to sharing the ideas that shaped our world! Beginner-friendly if listened to in order. Podcast on philosophy where you don’t need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it. In chronological order, the thinkers and ideas that forged the world we live in are broken down and explained.



Philisophize This! Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


2. Akimbo

Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer’s bow. It becomes a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. A podcast about our culture and how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.

#Society #Culture


Akimbo Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


3. Modern Love

For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcasts at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love & Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favourite stories from their column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors, and a few surprises.

#Love #Relationships


Modern Love Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


4. Something Rhymes with Purple

Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. Enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love for words.

#Language #Culture #Comedy


Something Rhymes With Purple Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


5. The Guilty Feminist

Ever felt like you should be a better feminist? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests for this comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics « all XXI century feminists agree on » while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

#Comedy #Feminism


The Guilty Feminist - Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


6. Self-Hosted

Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self HOsted is a chat show between Chris and Alex, two long time self « self hosters » who share their lessons and take you along for the journey as they learn new ones. Showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.



Self Hosted Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


7. Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behaviour, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

#Science #Education


Hidden Brain Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


8. Spotify: A Product Story

A miniseries about product strategy, offering on a weekly basis, a glimpse into the decisions that have guided Spotify’s product evolution. Hosted by Gustav Sönderström, Spotify’s Chief R+D Officer, each episode tells the story of pivotal product development or business decision through candid conversations with a diverse cast of voices from across the industry.

#Technology #Business


Spotify: A Product Story Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


9. Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

The best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs – from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack – share their stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups to global brands.

In each episode, Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor – proves an unconventional theory about how business scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey – with all its failures and setbacks.

With original cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Master of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.

Guests have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, PayPal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Bumble, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, Taskrabbit, 23&Me, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

#Business #Startups


Master of Scale Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


10. Radiolab

We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music.

#Science #Documentary


Radiolab Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


11. Something Was Wrong

Irish Award-winning true-crime docuseries about the discovery, trauma, and recovery from shocking life discoveries and abusive relationships.

#Relationships #Crime


Something Was Wrong Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


12. Redhanded

The podcast jumps headfirst into all manner of macabre madness. We cover everything from big-time serial killers (and those you may have never heard of), to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits, and basically anything that tickles our creepy fancy.



Redhanded Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


14. 9/12

20 years later, the impact of 9/11 is still being parsed. And in Pineapple Street Studio’s 9/12, Dan Taberski argues that the day after the attack is when the world truly changed forever. From conspiracy theories to murky ethics of satire, each episode of 9/12 uses a different person’s perspective to discuss one of the many cultural products to emerge in the wake of 9/11.

#Society #Culture


9/12 Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


15. Poog

If you’re like just about every human in modern-day society, there’s a good chance you’ve fallen headfirst into the rabbit hole that is the wellness industry. It will chew you up, microneedle you, spit you out, and take you as a probiotic shot before it spits you out again. But fret not: Comedians and best friends Jacqueline Novak and Kate Berlant have been there, too. And they have thoughts. Enter: Poog (like Goop, get it?), Berlant and Novak’s brainchild of hilariously analytical musings about the wellness industry. Put down that vision board and cleanse yourself with the elixir of laughter.

#Nutrition #Comedy


Poog Urban Campus Favourite Podcasts


You can also find a playlist with one episode for each podcast here, so you can go back to any of them whenever you want.