A cup of coffee


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
A cup of coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage with a dark, slightly acidic flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant, colloquially called coffee beans. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa.

Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

It has a fair share of romanticism attached to it. you decide to gulp down some caffeine – be it to stay awake before an exam, to get back to piled up work, to improve athletic performance on the track field, or just to get a high

Types of coffee

Espresso has no milk, just pure strong coffee.

Americano (American) –
This is espresso shot that is diluted to taste with hot water

Black coffee:
Coffee served with no milk

Cappuccino usually consists of equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk

Dry Cappuccino
This is a regular cappuccino but without steamed milk and small amount of foam.

Flavored coffee
These are made to taste and more a local tradition. A great variety exists in different parts of the world. The flavor can be either a mix of syrups, spices (eg. cinnamon), flavorings or nutmegs that are added to the coffee and give coffee a different taste

White coffee
A black coffee with milk added.

Cafe Latte
Cafe Latte has more milk than a cappuccino. It is one part espresso with at least three to five parts ofsteamed hot milk with a small amount of froth on top

Cafe au Lait
Similar to ‘ Caffe Latte’ with an equal milk to coffee in the ratio of 1:1, It is made from brewed coffee and not from espresso.

Cafe Breva
A cappuccino made with half and half milk, instead of whole milk.

Cafe Macchiato
A shot of espresso with steamed milk added. The ratio of coffee to milk is approximately 4:1.

Cafe Macchiato
A shot of espresso with steamed milk added. The ratio of coffee to milk is approximately 4:1.

Cafe Mocha
Quite popular with the ladies or after dinner coffee.

This is a cold espresso and popularly ordered in some cafes in Europe and Latin America during summer months

Turkish Coffee or Known also as Greek Coffee
A ‘different preparation from the usual coffee. It is thicker and made usually made in an ‘cezve’ which is a long-handled, open, brass or copper pot

Indian (Madras) filter coffee
The popular ‘South Indian’ filter coffee is made from fresh ground, dark-roasted coffee Arabica or Peaberry beans. It is left for a few hours to drip-brew in a traditional metal coffee filter. It is served with coffee to milk ratio of usually 3:1.

Instant coffee (or soluble coffee)
The coffee is available in packets as granules or soluble powder.
Iced coffee

Iced coffee
This is a regular coffee served with ice, and sometimes milk and sugar.

Irish coffee
If you want to have whiskey with coffee try this coffee.

Coffee with honey.

consumption of coffee

people drink caffeinated beverages is to increase their energy and alertness.100 to 200 mg of caffeine (about 1 to 2 cups of regular coffee) are enough to achieve these results. When caffeine consumption climbs to 250 to 700 mg per day, people may experience nausea, headaches, sleep difficulties or increased anxiety. People may have heart palpitations with more than 1,000 mg.

The innocent looking coffee bean has a number of positive and negative health affects.

Posive effect of coffee ( If coffee consumption is moderate)

1. a potential anti-diabetic compound.
By drinking coffee an individual can potentially cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by fifty percent.

2.Coffee can help with headaches.

3.Remove nhealthy compounds from the body.
Drinking coffee makes people urinate. This helps flush an individuals system and remove potentially dangerous or unhealthy compounds from the body.

4.Coffee reduces the risk of gallstone disease.

5. Reduces the risk Alzheimer's disease.

6.Reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.

7.increases a short term memory and cognitive functions.
Coffee has large amounts of caffeine. This caffeine helps people focus and become energized when they feel lethargic.

8.Caffeine seems to slow the dementia process rather than prevent it. Why caffeine has a slightly different effect on women than it does in men is a puzzle.

8.Eased Depression
Depression is eased because caffeine increases dopamine, the "happy feeling" hormone, in your brain.

9.Against blepharospasm,
an involuntary eye spasm which makes patients blink uncontrollably, which may turn into a severe vision impairment, and in severe cases, this can make the patients functionally blind

10.fight constipation
Everybody knows the laxative effect of coffee. Brewed coffee also contains soluble cellulose fibers, which help the body absorb vital nutrients, keep a lid on cholesterol and fight constipation.

12.Caffeine gets women in the mood for sex,

The negative aspects of coffee.( If coffee consumption is not moderate)

1.The negative aspects of coffee.
It is important to drink caffeinated beverages in moderation. .If not it leads to sleep and anxiety disorderselevated heart beat and stress, breathing problems in infants, and caffeine dependency syndrome

2.ead to constipation
Because coffee is a diuretic it can cause people to become dehydrated; a lack of fluid in an individual's body causes constipation.

3.Affect the teeth (stain)
Coffee has a similar affect on teeth as nicotine. Drinking coffee over an extended period of time can lead to an individual developing yellow teeth and cavities, especially if large amounts of sugar are added to the drink.

4. the consume of unfiltered coffee increases the level of cholesterol.

5. Osteoporosis
caffeine increases the loss of calcium, raising the risk of osteoporosis

6. High blood pressure
two to tfive cups of coffee perday can raise blood pressure

Moderation is the key - and so is pleasure.


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