Coffee, Tea & Pottery

"Is Coffee good for you?

                                                         What's in your cup?  


Coffee beans are actually the seeds inside a bright red berry, sometimes called a coffee cherry. Like all plant foods, both the berries and the seeds are rich in antioxidants. In fact, according to recent research , coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet.

Newer studies have  shown that coffee may have benefits, such as protecting against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. And it has a high content of antioxidants.

Why the apparent reversal in the thinking about coffee? Earlier studies didn't always take into account that known high-risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, tended to be more common among heavy coffee drinkers at that time.

But this doesn't mean you should disregard the old maxim "Everything in moderation."

1. What is one of the most consumed drinks in the world?
Answer: Coffee

2. How many U.S. coffee drinkers claim to need a cup of coffee to start their day Answer: 60%

3. What percentage of coffee drinkers say coffee makes them feel more like their self? Answer: 54%

4. What’s the total number of U.S. daily coffee drinkers? Answer: 100 million

5. How many cups of coffee do most Americans consume each day? Answer: 400 million

6. Does lighter or darker roast coffee contain less caffeine? Answer: Since some of the caffeine is lost during roasting, dark roasted coffee actually has less caffeine than milder roasts.

7. What's the average size coffee cup? Answer: 9 ounces

Total percentage of coffee drinkers who prefer their coffee black Answer: 35%

9. Total percentage of coffee drinkers who add cream and/or sugar Answer: 65%

10. What percentage of coffee drinkers have a cup within the first hour of waking up?Answer: 68%