Coffee lovers rejoice🙌🏻. It’s almost 4:00 p.m. and it’s time for me to call it on the work day. Here I sit with my dark lover who holds the key to my sipping satisfaction. A cup of freshly brewed Tully’s French Roast with a splash of hazelnut creamer.
My passion for this luxurious beverage stems from childhood. I don’t drink it for “energy” purposes but for the sheer love of the taste. In fact, I can drink a pot of coffee before bed and sleep like a baby. On that note, as I am sitting here I thought I’d research some fun coffee facts you might enjoy being a coffee lover too.
5 Fabulous Facts About Coffee
- Contains important nutrients to stay alive 😁 (OMGosh I now right?) A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium.
- Coffee ☕️ isn’t actually dehydrating (thank you thank you!) Great news! Caffeine was once thought to be a significant diuretic, but that’s actually not true. Unless it’s consumed in large quantities (more than 500 to 600 mg a day, or two coffees) there aren’t such negative effects. In fact, studies have shown that urine output isn’t significantly changed when a person drinks a caffeinated beverage, rather than something non-caffeinated like water. So, as long as you enjoy your coffee in moderation, there’s not much to worry about.
- Drinking coffee can help you burn fat 🙌 Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%. It’s one of the few chemicals that can actually help with fat burning, so might as well drink up! Okay we might have to cut back on the heavy creamers but still!
4. ☕️ Coffee starts out as a red berry BEFORE it becomes a bean. See these gorgeous red berries? Those are coffee berries and they grow on TREES!! Okay I guess you figured that out by the photo but I think it’s cool 🌝
5. Iced 🥃coffee is more expensive because it uses more resources. From plastic cups to napkins to double brewing (re-brewing coffee a second time to make it stronger), the resources needed for iced coffee are more numerous (and expensive!) than hot coffee is. All of that adds up, and it causes establishments to charge more for their iced drinks than their hot-beverage counterparts. (I guess no more complaining at our coffee houses now we know why!)
Pretty cool huh? Are you a coffee lover? Tell me how you like to drink yours?