I love coffee! I mean, I LOVE IT. I’m not addicted though, I swear. Seriously, I’m not addicted. In fact, in the last 40 days I’ve had two coffees and two decaf coffees (yes, I punched myself afterward). The real question is: are you addicted?
Coffee is yummy. There is no denying this. Trouble is it very easy to drink too much. Coffee is now very trendy (beware of the cafe hipster, they’re bloody everywhere!). Coffee is also hot (great for cold winter days). Coffee gives you a buzz (yippee for caffeine). Coffee has become a ritual for many (the new tea ceremony perhaps?). So, as you can see, it’s very easy to drink too much (especially if a boutique roasting cafe opens next door).
So, is coffee good for you or bad for you? Well, the answer is yes and no.
For those who want the quick answer and don’t want to read on:
Coffee is good for you in moderation as long as you don’t have underlying stress and/or adrenal issues.
Here’s what you need to know in a rather pretty picture:
Fun fact: Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for $600/lb. It is processed by the Luwak, an animal native to Indonesia, which eats the ripe coffee beans and then expels them. So, the world’s most expensive coffee is literally expensive shit. (Note: please see comments for some additional info on Kopi Luwak – definitely worth a read.)