The Benefits of Drinking Coffee
For many people, coffee is an essential part of starting the day. The beloved beverage is known for its ability to fine-tune focus and boost energy levels. To celebrate National Coffee Day, we’re exploring the benefits of drinking coffee and how you can improve your morning with Absopure’s convenient Office Coffee Service.
The History of Coffee
Whether you sip at home, a local café or the office, you’ve likely experienced coffee’s delicious taste and energizing effects. But have you ever thought about the origins and history of the beloved beverage?
Coffee is prepared from roasted coffee beans. However, the beans are not beans but the seeds of a bright red fruit called coffee cherries. Unlike cherries at the grocery store, coffee cherries aren’t for snacking due to their bitterness and firm skin. The fruit is found on one of these four types of trees: Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa and Liberica.
There are many different tales about coffee’s origin, but it is believed to come from the ancient Ethiopian coffee forests. Legends say that a goat herder named Kaldi stumbled upon coffee when he noticed his goats became incredibly energetic after eating cherries. Later, Kaldi’s discovery spread to a local monastery’s abbot, who found that a drink made from the berries kept him awake during evening prayer. Eventually, the beverage traveled east to the Arabian peninsula, setting the global journey of coffee beans in motion.
Boost Energy Levels
As many people know, coffee contains caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant known for its ability to fight fatigue and increase stamina. Caffeine blocks the receptors of a neurotransmitter called adenosine (a chemical that causes tiredness) and increases levels of other neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate energy, giving people the boost needed to push through the busy workday. However, it is important to monitor coffee consumption because too much caffeine at a given time, especially on an empty stomach, can lead to health issues.
A cup of coffee is a leading source of antioxidants in Americans’ diets and is particularly rich in several powerful antioxidants, including hydroxycinnamic acids and polyphenols. Hydroxycinnamic acids are effective at neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. The polyphenols in coffee may prevent several conditions, such as heart disease, and may affect insulin sensitivity, inflammation and metabolism—all of which are involved in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Can indulging in a cup of joe actually help you shed a few pounds? Yes, when you skip adding creams and sweeteners, coffee can be a great low-calorie drink and a part of your weight loss strategy.
Caffeine is present in many weight loss supplements because of its ability to burn calories. Its consumption is linked to boosting thermogenesis, the body’s process for producing heat. The more heat the body generates, the more calories are burned. Caffeine can also increase the body’s metabolic rate and provide extra energy for an intense workout. The higher your metabolic rate, the easier it to burn fat.
Although coffee is a great tool for managing weight, it’s important to remember it should not be used as a substitute in your health routine. Too much coffee can lead to dehydration and staying hydrated is essential. Absopure Plus Electrolyte Water is the perfect choice when balancing your coffee and water consumption.
Lowers Risk of Depression
When enjoyed in moderation, coffee can help reduce the risk of depression by up to one-third. Caffeine not only stimulates the central nervous system but may act as a mild antidepressant by increasing the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. Coffee’s positive impact on mental health appears to be related to its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and microbiome-promoting properties, which are also associated with coffee drinkers’ reduced risk of developing certain cancers and chronic diseases.
Absopure’s Office Coffee Service
Now that we’ve covered the many benefits of drinking coffee, Absopure is here to help you start your day better with the best coffee. Absopure’s Office Coffee Service reliably brings high-quality water and flavorful coffee brands to thousands of small, medium and large-sized businesses throughout the Midwest. Absopure’s Office Coffee Service options include:
By the Cup — a personalized coffee experience for employees with an array of flavors, from Pumpkin Spice to Breakfast Blend. Each K-Cup can be conveniently brewed using Keurig’s Single Cup Commercial Brewer. Absopure offers over 40 coffee and tea options to choose from, turning the break room into a mini café.
By the Pot — a quality pot of coffee featuring top-notch beans from brands like Starbucks, Green Mountain, Folgers and Absopure’s premium roasts. Coffee brewers can even connect to an Absopure water source, ensuring every cup delivers the best flavor.
General Necessities — a full range of essentials, including cups, creamers, sweeteners and more! Absopure offers a variety of brewing machines to suit business needs, so your workplace always has access to a fresh and flavorful cup of coffee.
To all of the caffeine lovers in the world, raise a mug in celebration of National Coffee Day and all of the brew-tiful perks it has to offer, especially when you choose Absopure to meet your office coffee needs.