It is well known that coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide. Since its discovery, it has played an important role in the life of many people, even though throughout history people have debated the consequences of drinking coffee to the human body and mind. The pleasurable taste and stimulating properties have been worshiped and hated. But along with these love and hate waves science has evolved and revealed that coffee is a complex mixture of substances that may act together to prevent diseases. Today the debate around the stimulating properties of caffeine has moved from "good versus bad" to the quantities needed for a beneficial impact, and amounts corresponding safe consumption. This chapter will explore these aspects bringing an overview of the evolution of coffees role in the well-being of people through history.
|Title of host publication||The Craft and Science of Coffee|
|Publisher||Elsevier Inc. Academic Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Disease prevention
- Historical facts