I don’t want to wake up in a world where my day doesn’t start with a cup of this glorious beverage. Some would call it an addiction; I call it a love affair. When it comes to coffee, I’m old school. I want my coffee to be hot and powerful, with just a drop of milk. Hold the sugar. None of those fancy urban coffees with nutmegs, vanilla extracts, cinnamon, pumpkin (Are you kidding me?), and other scandalous ingredients.
And you better not offer me instant coffee, either. Even though instant coffee is made from actual coffee beans – so, technically, it is a real coffee – I despise it for several reasons.
First, it’s usually made from the worst quality beans available. Elite coffee beans are used for real coffee. Second, a multitude of chemicals and artificial ingredients is added. Third, most of the useful and healthy ingredients are lost in the process. So when you are drinking instant coffee, you are really drinking a corrupted shadow of something that used to be coffee. Don’t be lazy; treat yourself with a real cup of coffee. It’s really not that hard or time-consuming to make.
Coffee’s main purpose is to give you that much-needed incentive in the morning and during the day. When everyday life knocks you down, coffee is there to say: “Get up!” That’s why you need it to be as strong and authentic as it gets. That’s how I think of it, anyway.
I stayed faithful to my coffee even when there were claims that it is bad for you. That’s the kind of guy I am. Luckily, newest studies prove (once and for all, hopefully) that coffee is, in fact, good for you as long as you don’t overdo it. Anythingmore than three cups per day is considered too much.
So what are the benefits of the coffee?
The downside of coffee is that if you are suffering from high blood pressure, it can increase it even more. Also, if you have trouble sleeping, you should definitely avoid coffee as it will make it even harder for you to fall asleep.
And let’s face it, caffeine is a drug.Like every other drug, it can cause an addiction. If a coffee addict goes a long time without coffee, he/she might experience a headache, irritability, and apathy. In coffee’s defense, I know plenty of people who have all those symptoms without being addicted to coffee. And besides, who would even want to go long periods without coffee?
Bottom line, drinking one or two cups of coffee per day will do you good. Just like with every other food or beverage, the key is in moderation and in the quality of ingredients you are using.