Coffee - of course
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. According to Statista, Germans consume an average of 77,000 cups of coffee in their life. Ethiopia is the origin of coffee which was then cultivated by the Arabs before becoming fashionable in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Coffee is a natural product made out of the beans of a shrub.
Espresso ... si!
I really enjoy a great cup of real Italian espresso (not the one you get at Starbuck`s ... sorry! - I am sure I have some Italian blood in my veins ... or even espresso...) which I would never drink out of a plastic cup! Coffee for me means to sit down for a few minutes and drink it out of white porcelain cup - as the Italians and Spanish do. I try not to overdo - three espressi (the correct Italian term for "espressos" ;-)) a day should suffice. And by the way - experts say that espresso contains less acid than filter coffee! And I enjoy it pure - no sugar, no milk.
Antioxidants in coffee
Coffee contains the so-called antioxidants which protect our cells from free radicals which trigger diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer and heart diseases. Coffee contains more antioxidants than green or herbal tea. Isn´t that surprising? So, think about your health.
Health benefits of coffee
There are various studies on coffee with different results. It depends, of course, who has ordered the study. Five studies about coffee and coronary diseases show that moderate coffee consumption of up to 4 cups a day reduces the risk of heart failure by 11%. Also, there is a context between coffee and memory when aging - in a positive sense! Likewise, coffee can reduce the risk of depression and may help if you are suffering from asthma. Moderate coffee consumption can also improve your enterobacteria and reduce the risk of gall stones. And it is obviously not true that coffee detracts liquid from your body. Drinking as little as two cups of coffee a day can increase your life expectancy by up to two years, according to research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. Enough good news?
Enjoy your coffee!
I found this funny signboard at "VILLAGE" - a great coffee shop at the end of the world, in Canada`s Yukon! Find more about it in my Yukon blog and - enjoy your coffee!