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Why Do We Coffee has so many properties that make it an outstanding beverage. Many people drink coffee for the caffeine and while it’s great for a morning pick-me-up, coffee is so much more than just a shot of energy. Of course, I love coffee, but the few people I know that aren’t a fan of the flavor still love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The smell of coffee is just undeniably good. It awakens your senses and makes your mouth water in an instant. You cannot deny the aroma builds anticipation as you wait on that first cup. One of the most remarkable things about coffee is its taste. The taste of coffee is distinct. As you take that first sip, you should close your eyes so you can pick up on the subtle undertones of flavor. Earthy, chocolate, and caramel are just a few that come to mind. You can even add other ingredients to get your preferred taste, such as cream, sugar, honey, or even fun flavors like pumpkin. I have my favorites as I’m sure you do as well. With coffee, enough is surely never an answer. 30

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Coffee So Much? Fellowship is something we look forward to and it’s often built around some type of food or event with coffee as the cornerstone. Are there any other beverages better than coffee? Well, I can’t think of one. With the benefits it provides and the amount of antioxidants it offers, coffee is surely the best drink I can think of! Most of the best experiences start with a cup of coffee! Coffee brings happiness to our hearts! That is one of the excellent reasons for loving it. The mere fact that it wakes our senses and brings everyone closer together is enough to testify that coffee is indeed a blessing in disguise. According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. When it comes down to it, coffee lovers cherish the flavor as well as the boost this roasted bean gives morning or night, black or with cream and sugar. Hot or cold it provides enjoyment even when decaffeinated.

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A FEW FACTS ABOUT COFFEE 1 Caffeine from coffee can remain in the body for up to six hours 2

The darker the roast, the less caffeine it has

3 Leading up to the Revolutionary War, it became patriotic to sip java in lieu of tea 4 1 cup of black coffee only has 1 calorie 5

9th-century goat herders noticed their goats appeared to "dance" after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local monk then made a drink with the product and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.