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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
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Lifestyle A beverage made from dried, roasted beans of the coffee tree–Coffea arabica, a moderate stimulant causing mild physical dependence
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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The fact remains, however, that Philippine coffee production is low compared to the three other markets included in the study; the report estimates that it is less than 1 percent of Vietnam's levels (which, in 2017, was at over 1.7 million tons).
The current work is mainly in the Cauca region, the fourth largest area in terms of coffee production volume, but eventually will be extended to Fluila and Narino.
The global trends of coffee production and consumption across the world may keep changing, but one thing is for sure, coffee is popular and is not going anywhere anytime soon.
"To sustain coffee production, rejuvenate old trees to improve its productivity.
IFAD, (2010) maintains that around one million Yemenis work in coffee production. USAID (2005) noted despite Yemen employs traditional methods, centuries old verities and the water shortage, yet it manages to produce good quality coffee (Coffea Arabica) About 100,000 rural smallholders are engaged in coffee production, representing 9.0% of all farming households (IFAD, 2012).
Since it started revive coffee production in the war-torn nation in 2011, around 1,000 smallholder farmers have reportedly been trained in agribusiness techniques and about three-quarters of them now commercially-engaged.
15 billion in three districts of Karnataka state of India; Floods and droughts cause 83% of agricultural losses; Colombian coffee production will exceed 13 million bags this year; Lower production raises domestic coffee prices in Brazil; Dak Lak province of Vietnam implements drastic measures to protect coffee plantations against the theft; Peruvian coffee attracts Canada, Mexico and US markets; price of coffee type 6 hard and coffee pulped in city of Brg.
"The ethics of coffee production can seriously affect demand for a particular product or brand and erode the credibility of the manufacturer involved," it adds.
Rural towns dependent on coffee production face job losses and income reductions, prompting the United Nations to step in and provide emergency food aid.
CEO Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos and architect Andreas Kourkoulas, who undertook the redesign of the shops, explained that the new logo represent "the plant, the seed, the journey, the drop, the flame and the cup, which takes us on a journey to the various stages of the coffee production and finally to Coffee Island."
With that money, the idea is to make the national coffee production greener through four areas: reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers, new uses for drills, planting trees in coffee plantations and using water and energy efficiently in processing plants.