International Coffee Day!

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Whether you favour espresso, americano, latte or cappuccino; iced, decaf, instant or filter – International Coffee Day is the day to savour and appreciate your beverage.

As explained in our blog ’10 healthy reasons to drink coffee’ the benefits of coffee extend a lot further than just an energy kick. Coffee is filled with healthy natural antioxidants and a number of essential nutrients. Antioxidants keep us free from inflammation and disease by protecting our cells from damage. By controlling inflammation in the body, we can prevent diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.

Coffee can boost short term memory and prevent mental decline in older coffee drinkers. It is a performance and endurance enhancer and increases your metabolic rate , which helps to burn fat.

International Coffee Day marks the long history of the drink: the properties of coffee beans are thought to have first been discovered in Ethiopia, where a 9th century goat herder noticed their stimulating effects on his goats and began experimenting.

Today, coffee is one of the world’s biggest crops so buying ethically grown coffee is all the more important – be sure to be selective in buying your cup of coffee and supporting ethical trade.

Researchers have linked coffee drinking to lower rates of depression and moodiness, in other words COFFEE MAKES YOU HAPPY!

So when you drink your cup of coffee today, appreciate the experience….. inhale its aroma, taste it’s dark and full-bodied flavour, think about its story – but most of all ENJOY!