I drink coffee. A lot. Neither the cup on my desk at work nor the one on my desk at home stays empty for very long. I’m pretty sure that my cups per day stat is in the double digits. I probably should measure my consumption in pots rather than cups.
Fortunately for my wallet, my sensibilities are unrefined. Just about any old coffee will do as long as it is black, strong, unadulterated. I don’t have any interest in all the fancy coffee-based beverages that are more Other than Coffee, served by artistically frustrated barristers drawing whimsical doodles in foam, and that require a second mortgage to maintain as a habit.
Yet I do keep a bottle of original Baileys around for an occasional treat.
Some may cringe at the thought of drinking so much coffee, remembering all the dire warnings of shattered chromosomes, heart attacks, and organ failure. And that God kills a kitten every time you drink a cup. Well, there’s some good news:
Last year, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Madrid assessed data on more than 100,000 people over 20 years and concluded that the more coffee they drank, the less likely they were to die during that period from any cause. —Melinda Beck, Seeking Coffee’s Benefits to Health, Wall Street Journal
The article didn’t say how the kittens fared, but it did mention that coffee had positive effects in diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and mood.