The Assumed Knowledge of Coffee Lovers
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 16:11
Coffee is my key to survival on a daily basis. I can easily brand myself as a coffee lover and a coffee addict. It is the perfect start to a morning and gives me the extra shot of energy I need from the caffeine buzz. Everyone always says caffeine is bad and unhealthy for you and that you don’t need it, but in my opinion, a little boost of motivation from a delicious drink won’t hurt, and there is a little more nutrition in coffee than most may think.
I worked in a coffee shop for two years, so that could be the place to blame for my coffee addictions. The best part of getting coffee on a daily basis is the smell and aroma you get as you enter a coffee shop and order your delicious coffee, latte, mocha, or my personal favorite, a raspberry dark chocolate mocha. There are so many habits a person can pick up on each and every day throughout their life; picking up a habit as a frequent coffee drinker is a good and positive one to have.
Now don’t go haywire and drink five cups of coffee in one day; I’ve done it before, and I highly advise against it. That much caffeine in one day is not fun, especially when you can’t fall asleep. A mocha or a cup of coffee a day is a good and enjoyable plan while doing homework or waking up in the morning.
People who are caffeine drinkers generally lean towards energy drinks or coffee, depending on what they prefer; I have gone through both. The problem with energy drinks is that, with the unhealthy ingredients they put in them, they are not a good thing to drink on a daily basis.
Coffee includes caffeine, which isn’t the healthiest ingredient, but it also includes antioxidants. The good thing about antioxidants is that they can help to fight cancer and give you other good health benefits. So who would’ve thought your constant shot of java and caffeine is actually good for you? It actually is and has been proven!
The next time someone tells you coffee is bad for you, or that you it has too much caffeine, well, you can mention to them that they are right, it has a lot of caffeine, but it also has good antioxidants and health benefits. So instead of drinking pop and energy drinks full of sugar, caffeine and no antioxidants, I think a cup of coffee is the perfect solution to some extra energy.
Tiffany is a freshman majoring in political science and pre-law.