Various studies have shown that coffee in moderation is beneficial for our health.
The Honolulu Heart Program, in the 1960's found Coffee to protect the brain cells from damage leading to Parkinson's didease.
Harvard researchers found that coffee may cut the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 30%.
In Germany studies at the University of Muenster showed coffee to protect us against colon cancer.
Plenty of studies show that caffeine in a cup of coffee can increase alertness and improve performance in tests of mental function`
The latest evidence shows there is less to worry about than we once thought, and perhaps some unexpected benefits, so enjoy a cup of coffee a day.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF COFFEE
Coffee was first discovered in Northern Africa in an area known today as Ethiopia.
A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goat acting amusingly frisky after eating berries from the bush. Curious about the phenomena, Kaldi tried eating the berries himself. He found that these berries gave him a renewed energy. The news of this energy laden fruit quickly spread throughout the region.
Monks hearing about this amazing fruit, dried the berries so that they could be transported to distant monasteries. They reconstituted these in water, ate the fruit and drank the liquid to provide stimulation for a more awakened time for prayer.
Coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to the Arabian peninsula, and were first cultivated in what today is the country of Yemen.
From there coffee travelled to Turkey, where coffee beans were roasted for the first time in open fires.
The roasted beans were crushed , and then boiled in water, creating a crude version of the beverage we enjoy today.
From the article published by Marche Moevenpick