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Why Is Coffee Good for You?

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Talk about coffee is to start a journey through different countries and aromas, typical of each region, today I will tell you a little bit about my experiences with this drink that many people know as “the drink of the gods”.

Many of my friends and co-workers asked me why is coffee good for you? This is because every day in my work I regularly drink 1 to 3 cups of coffee, largely because of its delicious taste, but I also do it for health; some benefits of Coffee are:

  • Coffee helps prevent cancer.
  • Drinking 2 to 3 cups a day prevents strokes.
  • Prevents diabetes.
  • Prevents and decreases Parkinson’s disease.

For people who care about calories in coffee, I tell you that it will depend on the blend coffee; it is not the same to drink a coffee prepared with only coffee beans than to drink a coffee with milk or cream. On average, a cup of coffee (300 ml) with a teaspoon of sugar (7g) has a total of 30 calories (20 calories from sugar and 10 calories from coffee).

Generally coffee is a healthy drink, but some people with certain diseases (high blood pressure, insomnia, and reflux) cannot drink it, this is due to the presence of caffeine in coffee. Caffeine is an alkaloid, solid, crystalline, and bitter taste, which acts as a stimulant and psychoactive drug.

The amount of caffeine in coffee is (a 300 ml cup) is 100 mg to 250 mg; this will depend on the quantity of water with which the coffee has been prepared, while the amount of caffeine in the decaffeinated coffee is from 0 mg to 12 mg.

The blend coffee consists of mixing several types of green coffee beans (may be from different regions of the same country or from several countries) are as varied as tastes and producing countries, I will mention some coffees according to their characteristics (aroma, acidity, bitterness, and body); grouped by botanical species:

Coffea Arabica or Arabian Coffee:

  • Caffeine: Little
  • Body: Light
  • Aroma: Strong
  • Acidity: Abundant
  • Bitterness: Little

This is a species of Ethiopia and Yemen. This is the most cultivated coffee species in the world, the main producing countries are Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Peru, and Rwanda.

Robusta Coffee:

  • Caffeine: Abundant
  • Body: Strong
  • Aroma: Little
  • Acidity: Little
  • Bitterness: Abundant

This is a species native to West Africa; currently produced in: Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Angola, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zaire.

I recommend, if you want to prepare a blend coffee out of the ordinary you can use coffee from Guatemala with Indian coffee, this way you will be combining two different species, achieving a flavor that you will not easily get anywhere.

Coffee Brands:

Currently, in the market we can find endless coffee brands, the main ones with the largest market share are:

  • Nescafé
  • Folgers
  • Starbucks
  • Keurig

And what do you like more about an industrially produced coffee or a hand-crafted artisanal coffee? Calories in coffee or flavor in coffee? What is your favorite or secret blend coffee?

 

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Adrienne Blake