Who is this Button for?
Those who know which countries have the best coffee beans.
People on first name terms with their baristas.
Lucky you! Your self-medication is relatively safe, socially acceptable, legal and universally available.
Complete your daily tasks in the first 90 minutes of the day - while you're still buzzing.
Encourage your friends to upgrade their percolators, espresso machines, and milk-frothers.
Look into the use of coffee enemas, yet another health benefit of coffee.
Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
(Lara Flynn Boyle)
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
(T. S. Eliot)
Listen to the poem Coffee in Heaven by John Agard here
Something to consider
Coffee contains caffeine so it is a drug as well as a beverage.
- Caffeine is probably second only to alcohol as the world's most popular drug.
- Africa: Robusta and excellent Arabica varieties in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania; Asia: mainly Robustas in India, Indonesia and Thailand Central America and the Caribbean: Panama, Mexico and Caribbean Islands such as Jamaica from whence the famous Blue Mountain bean originates. Produces excellent Arabica beans South America: Brazil easily wins the World Cup of coffee for both quality (natural Arabicas) and quantity - about 30 million sacks a year. Other top quality S. American countries for coffee include Columbia, Equador, Venezuela and Peru.
- Coffee is a source of anti-oxidants and may reduce the risk of Parkinson's Disease, cirrhosis of the liver, Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Evidence for the health benefits of coffee can be seen here: http://authoritynutrition.com/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee/