Here we go, it’s my first ever blog post! Apparently to be a blog post it must be educational in nature, feature on the blog section of a website, and be somewhere between 600-2000 words long. I can manage this, and where better to start than with “The Benefits of Drinking Coffee”.

At the bottom of this blog I’m going to include a Chatgpt response to the question “What are the benefits of drinking coffee”. Hopefully this will appease the SEO gods and bring heaps of traffic to the page. For now though, let’s take a deep dive in to the old cranium and pull out some coffee expert opinions for you.

1. It’s strong in flavour, like booze.

I love drinking alcohol, just love it. Drinking alcohol however is generally bad for me. Having alcoholic drinks as the go to refreshments of choice for over a decade has really turned me off most soft drinks. I’ll go into the shop when it’s too early for booze (pre 5pm), and just stare at the soft drinks, always thinking that everything is either too sweet or tastes like water. Step in coffee! Filter coffee is pretty much the only non alcoholic drink that feels like a treat to me. You can feel it going in, it’s intense, there’s something grown up and sophisticated about it. Who knows where I’d be without my hot brown “day wine”.

2. The Ritual

I’m not religious, I don’t have much structure in my daily routine, I like to sleep in. Making a coffee is a big grounding factor for me. There are mornings when I’ll lay in bed, either alone or with my partner Jess, and think I’m just gonna dream all day long. Then I start to think about how nice it would be if I had a coffee in bed... it’s not long before I decide to make the dream a reality and head to the kitchen. Once in the kitchen the faffing begins. It can take me anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes to make a brew I’m happy with, throughout the process I’ll usually eat something from the fridge (cheese), listen to the news, have a look in the garden etc. I rarely make it back to bed with the coffee, my day has begun! If I was a tea drinker who knows where I’d be, probably in bed.

3. Motivation

Coffee is good for doing stuff. That’s a fact. However sometimes it’s not good for doing stuff at all. Take drinking coffee in my office for example, I have allllll the yummy coffees here, but each one wants to be treated slightly differently, and each barista (there are 3 of us here most days) wants to brew it slightly differently. We get to brewing, then get to arguing about brewing, and before you know it it’s lunch time, nothing gets done. The other obvious thing to mention here is over caffeination, when I have too much coffee I can’t do anything at all, that is except argue or sit in a dark corner for a bit. Coffee has motivated me start a business, I’m on it right now, typing away, who knows where this blog would be without my “go juice”.

4. Appetite suppression

This is a pretty messed up concept considering we have world hunger crises, and more and more people in the UK having to go use food banks. I’ve been honest so far though, and for me in my lucky position appetite suppression is a good thing. I love my food so much, recently I’ve not been doing much exercise. I notice that on days when I don’t drink much coffee I usually order a side of chips with my lunch Shawarma, days when we have a heavy coffee morning the idea of chips is overwhelming. You can’t eat chips for lunch every day, who knows how big I'd be without coffee.

5. Money

It’s crazy, but some of the money people spend on Cuppers coffee comes to me. I personally get paid around 2p per cup of Cuppers coffee consumed. My wage is 24K before tax, if you wanted to work the maths back you could probably work out how much coffee we sell. I have coffee to thank for this money, the way I see it this money is a benefit of drinking coffee. If I didn’t drink lots of coffee I wouldn’t be good at buying or selling it. Who knows how broke I’d be without drinking coffee.

6. Personality

Before I started drinking coffee I was a child. My interests didn’t extend far beyond skateboarding, being a pain, playing Xbox, and avoiding showers. Then I started drinking coffee and it all changed... ok well I’m still into most of that stuff. What I’m trying to say is that nobody took me seriously before I drank coffee. Nowadays I drink a lot of coffee and everybody takes me very seriously. Sitting here in my corduroy shirt, eating my croissant, with my book and my flat white there can be no mistaking that I’m a proper adult with interests. Who knows who I’d be without coffee.

And What Does The Robot Think?

That’s my personal top benefits listed. How’s my blogging? Here’s what the internet robot said:

There are several potential benefits to drinking coffee, including:

1. Increased energy and alertness

Coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant that can help improve mental alertness and reduce fatigue.

2. Improved cognitive function

Some studies have shown that coffee may help improve memory, reaction time, and overall cognitive function.

3. Reduced risk of certain diseases

Coffee has been associated with a lower risk of several diseases, including Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver cancer.

4. Improved physical performance

Caffeine has been shown to enhance physical performance, making it a popular choice among athletes.

5. Source of antioxidants

Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

6. Social benefits

Coffee is often enjoyed in social settings, and can provide a sense of community and connection. It's worth noting, however, that the benefits of coffee can vary depending on the individual and their specific health status. Additionally, excessive caffeine intake can lead to negative side effects such as anxiety, insomnia, and heart palpitations. It's important to consume coffee in moderation and pay attention to your body's response.

January 06, 2023 — Jasper Dumas
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