Saturday, April 6, 2013
photo of coffee berries borrowed from here.
I used to worry about drinking coffee, thinking that it was somehow harmful, but after quite a bit of research I have discovered that it is much like many other healthy, yes healthy beverages, in that in moderation it is in many aspects healthy for us. In my research I read that regular coffee drinking can decrease the risk of Parkinson's by half and because my father and his sister both had Parkinson's I felt compelled to read on.
Coffee was thought to have been discovered in the third century.
Historians have provided us with a legend told of a goat herdman named Kaldi who while rounding up his goats noticed them playing wildly with one another in an area peppered with red berries. Kaldi, an Abssinian travelling in the area now known as Kaffa, tried a handful himself and enjoyed the feeling that came over him. He was renewed and more enthusiastic about his journey. He gathered some more and took them home to his wife Sharon, who shared them with some monks in the monastery.
It it the No. 1 hot beverage in America.
The coffee plant was first known to grow in Ethiopia and still grows wild there. It was soon grown as a crop in Arabia and the first known coffee shop was built in Instanbul, Turkey. After the Boston Tea Party in America, coffee became the no. 1 hot beverage. No one knows how many coffee shops dot our planet now, but no one should dispute their popularity.
The smell of fresh ground/brewed coffee is an undeniably compelling aroma, so much so that coffee pots are designed to brew coffee before coffee drinkers arise and have fresh brewed coffee ready to pour. Personally, one of the first things I do in the morning is get my coffee pot started. How about you?
So besides taste, why drink coffee?
Please follow your physician's advice.
This article is not meant to replace your physician's advice. If you have been advised to restrict your coffee drinking or caffeine, you should follow his or her advice. Decaf coffee is generally made from Robusta beans and the caffeinated brew from Arabica beans. Whichever you like, you are sure to find one to suit your taste by clicking on the link found beneath the photo, or in my header.
Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless.