Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

Coffee has a universal appeal, and from morning to night and summer to winter, people love drinking it. In the UK, we drink around 55 million cups of coffee every day1, and it’s probably one of the most requested items on your menu.

There are hundreds of ways to prepare and enjoy this drink, and consumer tastes are evolving all the time. Below we highlight some quick facts about coffee, share some findings about its effects on people’s health, and suggest some options for your customers .

Its origins… According to legend, a goat is responsible for introducing our species to coffee. After watching his goats start frolicking and dancing around after nibbling berries from a nearby bush, an Ethiopian herder decided to try them himself, and the rest is history.2

Did you also know? The two main types of coffee bean used are Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee grows best at lower altitudes whereas Arabica is better suited to higher altitudes. It takes roughly 42 coffee beans to make every espresso.

Research suggests some common ideas about coffee and caffeine are actually not true.

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