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coffee

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

coffee

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

coffee

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.

coffee,

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
java.

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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99, Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee can be enjoyed using various brewing methods including automatic drip, pour over and French press.
It is no doubt the right choice for making gourmet coffee, but it's important to check if you're buying 100% Arabica beans.
Its increasingly mainstream appeal notwithstanding, gourmet coffee is still an upscale item, but one that's now considered an affordable treat, and--for some at least--a daily necessity.
Today's gourmet coffee beverage consumer is, on average, 40 years of age.
Sometimes called "specialty" or "premium" coffee, gourmet coffees are made from exceptional Arabica beans grown in ideal coffee-producing climates and are usually harvested by hand in mountainous areas.
Currently available in light roast, medium dark roast and French roast, gourmet coffee lovers can simply choose their favorite and indulge in the unique taste of Honduran coffee.
This event was created so we can share our love for gourmet coffee with our fellow enthusiasts, and all this positive response we're getting is more than we can ask for.
Mission Grounds Gourmet Coffee, a nonprofit purveyor of gourmet coffee that provides aid to underprivileged children globally, has used all the proceeds it received from Kroger customers purchasing its product during the drive to buy new school supplies and book bags.
Ted Lingle, executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, said most of the Central American gourmet coffees probably come from shade-grown plantations, even though they're not labeled that way.
Keurig's proprietary brewing system combines a pressurized hot water brewer with multiple varieties of K-Cup[R] portion packs, which feature a patented design that preserves the freshness of gourmet coffee and tea.
This new contest was created with gourmet coffee lovers in mind, since the prize involves 1 free Bonjour French Press and 3 packs of Aroma Bravo Honduras Coffee.
UNITED STATES -- A recent survey of office professionals revealed that employees overestimate the cost per employee that their bosses would pay to provide free gourmet coffee and tea.