Stylish Drinks - Coffee
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If you greet a new day with the smell of freshly brewing coffee, you are one of billions of people all over the world who indulge in the daily routine of coffee consumption.
With over 500 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks.
“Morning coffee is often followed later in the day by coffee with others - the basis of a social ritual. Two people who arrange to meet for coffee are probably more interested in getting together and chatting than in what they actually drink.” - says Anthony Giddens in “Sociology” (Polity, 2006).
Enjoy it at Home
Drinking coffee can be a social ritual and while there are many different ways to enjoy it, nothing beats the luxury of waking up in the morning and having your first cup at home.
Thanks to websites like www.gourmesso.com, which make at-home espresso all the more affordable, you can now buy your favourite coffee capsules without leaving the house. How convenient!
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Coffee & Health
If drank in moderation (no more than 400 mg / 4 cups per day), coffee may have many potential benefits to our health such as sharper memory, increased athletic endurance, longevity, liver disease prevention, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and improved cognitive function in older adults. It has also been shown to help concentration and productivity, and to improve the performance of night workers, who are most likely to suffer from fatigue.
Many of these positive effects are associated with caffeine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in coffee beans. The amount of caffeine in a single cup of coffee may vary, depending on factors ranging from the type of bean to the brewing process.
Did you know?
Finland drinks the most coffee per capita in the world. (Source: worldatlas.com)