Is drinking coffee unhealthy?
Coffee is a brewed beverage made from 100% roasted coffee beans and the seeds of certain Coffee species’ berries. All fruit must be processed further from a raw material—the fruit and seed—into a stable, unroasted, green coffee product. Green coffee is made by separating the seed from the fruit after the berries have been processed. The raw product (green coffee) is next roasted, a procedure that turns it into a consumable product (roasted coffee). To make a cup of coffee, roasted coffee is ground into a powder and combined with water.
Coffee is a dark-colored, bitter, slightly acidic beverage that has a stimulating effect on humans, owing to the caffeine content. It is one of the world’s most popular beverages, and can be prepared and served in a variety of ways (e.g., espresso, French press, caffè latte, or already-brewed canned coffee). Coffee is normally served hot, but cooled or iced coffee is also popular. To mask the bitterness, sugar, sugar substitutes, milk, or cream are frequently utilized. It goes well with coffee cake or a sweet dessert such as doughnuts. A coffee shop is a commercial facility that sells prepared coffee beverages (not to be confused with Dutch coffeeshops selling cannabis).
Clinical research suggests that moderate coffee use is harmless or moderately beneficial as a stimulant in healthy adults, with further research being done to see if long-term consumption reduces the risk of certain diseases, while some of the long-term studies are suspect.
In the middle of the 15th century, in modern-day Yemen in southern Arabia, the first credible evidence of coffee-drinking as a modern beverage comes in Sufi shrines where coffee seeds were first roasted and steeped in a manner similar to how it is presently prepared for drinking. Yemeni coffee beans were imported from the Ethiopian Highlands via coastal Somali brokers, and growing commenced. The drink had spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa by the 16th century, eventually reaching Europe.
C. arabica and C. robusta are the two most prevalent coffee bean varieties. Coffee plants are presently grown in more than 70 nations, mostly in the tropical regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, and Africa. Brazil was the world’s biggest coffee bean producer in 2018, accounting for 35% of global output. Coffee is an important export item for many countries, serving as the primary legal agricultural export. It is one of the most valuable products that developing countries export. The most traded agricultural product is green, unroasted coffee, and the coffee trade is second only to petroleum in terms of volume.