Here at Coffee Mill, it goes without saying that we are big fans of coffee. We love bringing some of the world’s best tasting coffees to workplaces throughout the Twin Cities. And fortunately for all the coffee lovers out there, doctors and scientists are telling us that coffee is much more than just a cup full of deliciousness. Here are just a few of the wonderful benefits of drinking coffee:
Caffeine has been found to increase a person’s metabolic rate by as much as 11%. Studies also show an improvement in performance when exercising or playing sports. Other reports show that moderate coffee intake helps burn fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and by 29% in those with lower body fat levels. In conjunction with a healthy diet, coffee can actually help you lose weight- making it one healthy food choice that you’ll actually enjoy!
That pick-me-up you get from a cup of coffee is so much more than a fleeting feeling. We all know that a good cup of coffee can lift your spirits, but research is showing that it can actually do much, much more. Studies found that women who drink that much coffee are 20% less likely to suffer from depression. Moreover, coffee drinkers have been found to have a 65% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, and are up to 60% less likely to contract Parkinson’s disease. So that good feeling can actually last a lifetime.
The caffeine in coffee blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine. This allows the release of norepinephrine and dopamine which enhances the firing of the brain’s neurons. This has been shown to improve many aspects of the brain’s working including memory, mood, attention levels, reaction times and overall mental functioning. While a cup of coffee alone won’t help you pass a history test, a cup right before the test can help you to remember what you learned and give you the energy and patience to get an A!
Coffee is one of the most traded goods in the world. It is a product that is grown almost exclusively in third world countries surrounding the equator. In the past few decades, growers and exporters of coffee have come together to create fair trade practices that guarantee good wages and safe job conditions for the more than 1.7 million people that work in the coffee industry worldwide. They have also worked with numerous international non-profits and governmental agencies to develop sustainable rules for growing coffee that protects regional plants and animals, aids the preservation of birds, and creates rules for organic cultivation.
Let’s not forget the most important benefit of drinking coffee: the taste! The possibilities are endless when it comes to the flavors of coffee. Various roasting and brewing techniques lead to different flavors, as well as any number of add-ins to stir in your coffee helps you fine tune the flavor
Now that you know all the benefits of drinking coffee, go ahead and have a second cup. And if you run out, call Coffee Mill and we will deliver the great taste and amazing benefits of coffee to your business.