Four hundred and fifty million cups of coffee. That’s how much Americans can guzzle down in a day. That’s a lot of coffee! And a lot of trips to Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and the coffee pot. (Not to mention, an awful lot of trips to the bathroom, too.) According to www.coffeeresearch.org, 54 percent of Americans drink coffee every day, and another 25 percent drink coffee at least occasionally. No wonder the line at Dunkin’ Donuts is always so long! Most of us need our daily pick-me-up to get ourselves out of bed and out the door each day. This is why if you are interested in getting into the coffee business then you have you can click here for a coffee supplier contact number that will provide you all the services and products that you might need in order to start your business. 

It’s really no surprise that so many of us hard-working Americans need our morning cup o’ joe to get revved up for the day. A study released by the CDC reported that 70 percent of its participants didn’t get enough sleep during the study period. Not surprising, then, that most of us are overtired, overwhelmed, and overstressed. And we naturally turn to coffee to help us get awake and de-fogged with a caffeine buzz. We seem to self-medicate with coffee for mild seasonal depression, lack of sleep, stress, boredom, and feeling ‘chilled.’ Coffee – the caffeinated kind – helps us focus and stay mentally alert. But there are some other great benefits to coffee, too. Regular coffee consumption can protect against Parkinson’s, Type 2 Diabetes, and liver cancer, says Donald Hensrud, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, some studies have shown evidence that coffee can even prevent, or at least delay, the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. And although pregnant women are advised to limit their caffeine consumption, premature babies in the care of a NICU are at times given minute, medical doses of caffeine to stimulate breathing (this should ONLY be done by a doctor).

Surprisingly enough, coffee has started showing up in some pretty fascinating places – such as your face! While you may not see the coffee cherry itself gracing the pages of your favorite fashion mag, you will likely be seeing it’s effects on the beautiful faces inside. The coffee cherry contains large amounts of concentrated antioxidants, even possibly even more than the favored blueberry. According to www.beyondjane.com, coffee cherry extract can improve the appearance of skin wrinkles and skin discoloration, and can even improve the smoothness of the skin. You will even find caffeine and even coffee extract as a major ingredient in many cellulite creams and body lotions. Even the average DIY-er can make their own exfoliating scrub from coffee grounds. It’s simple – gently rub room temperature (make sure the grounds are not hot!) already-brewed, coffee grounds on the skin, then simply rinse off for softer, smoother – and maybe even firmer- skin. To add some extra moisturizing power to your coffee scrub, mix in a little olive oil to the coffee grounds before applying. Bonus, the fresh smell of coffee in the shower will help wake up your senses to start your day.

There is a dark side to your black magic in a cup, and it’s got doctors all abuzz. We know that coffee can cause anxiety, irritability, and insomnia, especially in high doses. It could even be the cause of mild dehydration (it is a diuretic) and heartburn (oh, the acid). Although test results are often inconclusive, there have been questions as to whether too much coffee can increase the risk of stroke, hypertension, and irregular heartbeats ( http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/coffee_health_risk ). Naturally, it’s best to ask YOUR doctor about whether too much coffee can affect your health adversely.

Of all the addictions known to man, coffee is probably one of the most common, the easiest to get, and the tastiest to consume. We Americans love our coffee! We must love it – we spend about $18 billion a year to get our buzz. Which reminds me, I’m feeling a little droopy… I think its time for another cup!