Gloriously Aromatic Coffee

Like 91% of people world wide, I have to have a steaming cup of coffee first thing in the morning. It’s ability to stimulate and lift my spirit makes it my most favored drink. The roasted aromatic smell of this dark and pungent liquid, leaves my senses stimulated, and with no doubt puts a little spring in my step.

Coffee is actually a fruit, it’s a cherry. The berries are red and contain 2 green beans each which get roasted at approximately 400 degrees to get it’s unique flavor. Coffee contains no calories! It is naturally a no calorie drink. This is fabulous, don’t you think? This is however if you add no milk and sugar, but I like mine with at least one spoon of granulated sugar bliss.

Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process. So don’t be fooled thinking a dark roast will have more kick.

I can not go a day without coffee, trying to resist the full, rich flavor of it would be absolutely futile 😉 Apparently there are 5 steps to coffee intake:

1.Pre-caffeinated – the stage where you can not start a conversation, can hardly get dressed and undoubtedly under perform in all aspects.
2. The first few sips – slowly regaining your personality and almost your normal self.
3. The high – everything in the world seems in balance and conversations are easily executed.
4. The runs – well, we all know that caffeine is a natural laxative after all.
5. The crash – sad but true, every high has a low, at this point you have to have another cup brewing already!

One or two cups of coffee per day can actually be beneficial to your health, it lowers blood pressure and contains some antioxidants. Definitely worth indulging in. As I indulge in my last cup before bed, I leave you with this;

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” – That’s the recipe for coffee, according to the utterly French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838).