] Will drinking coffee have the same effect as caffeine?
] It's a mistake to assume that the effects of caffeine
] always extend to caffeinated drinks such as coffee.
Interesting /researched/ article summarizing studies on the performance enhancing effects of caffeine -- straight or as it comes in coffie -- and creatine -- and what happens when you try both. The highlights are that caffeine in a direct form has a noticable positive impact on performance/endurance, but that they are neutralized when delivered via coffee; creatine should be consumed post-workout not pre-; and choose one, caffeine or creatine, they may cancel each other out in some cases.