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Etymology: Ar, qahwah
the dried and roasted ripe seeds of Coffea arabica, C. liberica, and C. robusta trees that may have originated in Africa and now grow in almost all tropical areas. Coffee contains the alkaloid caffeine and is the basis for a stimulating drink that has been used in treating the common headache, chronic asthma, and narcotic poisoning.
A beverage prepared from dried ground beans of Coffea arabica, an African evergreen; the berries are rich in caffeine, which stimulates the CNS and cardiorespiratory system and results in mild addictive symptoms.
Lifestyle Cardiovascular system 5 cups/day have been only anecdotally associated with increased CAD, arrhythmia, increased LDL-C, and apoB; the data is weak
Surgery Coffee may have a positive impact on symptomatic gallstone disease
Alternative medicine Except for enemas in Gerson therapy, alternative health ‘providers’ regard coffee in a negative light, as (1) its effects are abrupt in onset—which is not ‘natural’; (2) it is a psychoactive and addictive; and (3) per the homeopathic construct, it has an ‘antidoting’ effect, and may cancel the effects of homeopathic remedies—patients being treated by a homeopath may be required to abstain from coffee
Drug slang A regional term for LSD
Homeopathy See Coffea


Lifestyle A beverage made from dried, roasted beans of the coffee tree–Coffea arabica, a moderate stimulant causing mild physical dependence


A mildly stimulating drink made from the roasted and ground seeds or beans of one of several trees of the genus Coffea, which grows in East Asia and Africa. The active element is CAFFEINE and medical scientists have been arguing for years whether or not coffee, in moderation, is harmful.


n Latin name:
Coffea spp.; part used: seeds; uses: digestive aid, appetite stimulant; increase alertness; increase circulation; increase bronchodilation; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with heart disease; can cause palpitations, elevated blood pressure, restlessness, headaches, insomnia, dizziness, depression, nausea, heartburn, peptic ulcers, tremors. Also called
bean juice, cafó, espresso, and

Patient discussion about coffee

Q. How does coffee affect a diet? does it have an affect on metabolism? on losing weight?

A. Well, coffee can increase and to accelerate the beginning of burning fat during exercise (usually only after 20-30 minutes of exercise), but the overall effect is not that substantial. YOu should remember that it makes your kidney to produce more urine, so you should drink more.

Q. What is better for you tea or coffee? I like to drink both tea and coffee, but which is healthier for me and has less caffeine?

A. tea is much better than coffee because tea has antioxidants,which help the body,coffee does not and coffee has more caffine than tea.

Q. Is coffee so harmful? I am Saloni, 17 and a keen coffee-lover. Now-a-days, I drink lot of coffee which my brother has noticed and advised me to minimize the quantity. He also blames coffee for heart diseases and addiction status of the person. Is coffee so harmful?

A. The last response says "coffee is bad for you". This response gives no basis for its conclusion.

Coffee is served in hospitals. If coffee was really bad for you, then hospitals are doing bad things to patients and would have been sued for malpractice. A judge would laugh you right out of court for trying.

There are no FDA health warnings on coffee.

Coffee is served in restaurants everywhere in the world. Its everywhere in the work place. There aren't any rules concerning coffee.

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According to Zachary Mwangi, director general of the Kenya Bureau of Statistics, Kenya's 2016 coffee production by smallholder growers, through their cooperative societies, and by large scale producers, was 46,100 tonnes up from the 42,000 tonnes recorded in 2015, although the figure is lower than the 55,400 tonnes achieved in 2003.
Badawi and Saad Eddin (2006) reported that radio programs positively enhanced respondents' knowledge about coffee production.
5 million in reviving the production of high-quality South Sudanese coffee since 2011 demonstrates the potential for commercial coffee production in the country.
Harris says there is considerable interest among foreign tourists in learning about coffee production in Guatemala.
Some 100,000 families in Honduras depend on coffee production for their daily subsistence, while the industry directly and indirectly feeds up to 10% of Honduras' population of about 7.
As the country is also making a strong effort to produce biofuels, there is concern about a potential impact on coffee production.
Coffee production has plunged from 18,000t prior to 2000 to less than 500t this year.
In environmental circles, habitat loss is often cited as one of the biggest threats to the planet's wildlife, and coffee production has certainly engulfed its share.
Using previously unknown population and production censuses discovered in the Sao Paulo State archives, the authors have produced a carefully documented economic and demographic history of Sao Paulo from its beginnings as an economically marginal province of Brazil to its emergence as a center of world coffee production.
According to the DOS, the ICO provides a worthwhile assembly in which to discuss the full range of issues relating to coffee production, trade and consumption.
The book is also, especially in its later chapters, an expose of what the author considers the inequalities of coffee production and consumption: the last two have 'marched hand in hand with colonialism'.
We hope that farmers will utilize their loans for conservation coffee production that protects the Earth's natural resources, improves their livelihoods, and provides.