Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, making US the leading consumer in the world. We are definitely huge on coffee. Where ever you go, Starbucks seems to be on every corner. The rich coffee smell that floats out of the shops invites all to walk in and take a break inside the comfy little store. Why is coffee so important to most people? Coffee is the fuel for people that are thirsty for an extra shove of energy. Coffee is the magic potion for all sleep- deprived students. Coffee is the peace that minds of disturbed people are in need of. To some, coffee is a drink of refreshment that their taste buds enjoy. To others, coffee is essential to life.
It doesn’t matter if you are a coffee lover or not. You have to agree that coffee is a pretty big part of our life. If coffee does not make you happy, it’s okay, because it makes someone around you happy, and that is a good enough reason to make you appreciate it. And with the skills coffee makers have today, I’m sure the day that they make a coffee that suits your taste is near.
Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Note, this aroma study doesn’t relate to stress by itself, only to the stress felt as a result of sleep deprivation. Now, we’re not entirely sure if this means you should keep a bag of roasted coffee beans on your nightstand every night, but feel free to try!
So be Happy and drink your daily Coffee, one of life’s great simple pleasures. Enjoy!