Coffee

Life Story of the Coffee

The history of coffee goes way back. Like way back. It is believed that the earliest evidence of coffee drinking dates back to the 15th century in Yemen. The English word “coffee” was coined in the late 1500’s from the Dutch “koffie”.

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t drink too much coffee. But, like with everything, moderation is the key. Coffee is most popularly known for keeping you awake—But it does much more than that. Caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, is known to also improve mood and brain function. They do this by blocking an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which increases stimulation. Coffee also raises metabolic rate and increases the oxidation of fatty acids, resulting in a faster burning of fats. Coffee is also high in nutrients and antioxidants. Unlike the liquid coffee, which has lost some of the nutrients during the process, we use ground coffee beans to hold onto all that goodness.