The culture of coffee begins with a genus of plants known as Coffea. Within the genus there are over 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs. And it is estimated that there are anywhere from 25 to 100 species of coffee plants. However, the most common in the mainstream coffee market, are Arabica and Robusta.
But, for the many coffee varieties in the world, one thing is consistent—it’s an integral part of many cultures. Drinking coffee encourages social gatherings and is the driving force behind some recent ‘spins’ of coffee beverage variety. Hence the culture of coffee is getting more interesting as more and more varieties come to fruition.
Let’s dig into its benefits and how it has shaped our culture.
Caffeine is usually the first ingredient that comes to mind when people think of coffee. Caffeine has a good or bad reputation, depending on who you ask. Few people realize, however, that coffee is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect you from cancer and other diseases by preventing the formation of free radicals in your body.
Numerous studies on coffee have been conducted, and the conclusion is clear: your cup of joe has health benefits, such as lowering your risk of heart failure. Below are the most significant benefits from drinking coffee.
- Longer Lifespan
- Improved Glucose Processing
- Increases Mobility
- Healthier Liver
- Strengthens DNA
- Decreases Colon Cancer Risk
- Improves memory
People enjoy socializing over their favorite coffee beverages, which have expanded beyond brewed coffee to include specially crafted espresso drinks, nitro brews, and cold brews. Coffee houses have been around since well before the 17th century, but the growth of coffee house locations since the early 1990s has been undeniable. With that said, coffee is inherently cultural, and ‘hats off’ to the manufacturers who roast the beans… they contribute to the coffee culture experience altogether.
We have meetings with coworkers or customers over a cup of coffee. We might even meet and converse with someone new over a cup of coffee at a coffee house. It’s great to socialize, connect, and, on occasion, simply unwind over a cup of coffee. But did we ever think, who is the genius behind this great coffee blend?
That’s a Coffee Wrap
People all over the world enjoy coffee because it has a history as rich as its flavor. Plus, it can help us live longer and bond with people on so many different levels, from friendships to business meetings to dates. And, given the number of coffee varieties available, coffee roasters can continue to be innovative in the different coffee profiles they create!
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