August is National Coffee Month and I don’t know how or why I didn’t find out about it until the 5th. Five days wasted not celebrating this tasty and aromatic experience.
Don’t let the name fool you. National Coffee Month has no formal congressional recognition–yet! Instead, some people decided the popular beverage needed to be celebrated. I agree!
There’s a time and a place for decaf coffee. Never and in the trash.
Many organizations use the month as a platform for awareness, hoping to increase the visibility of fair trade coffees and the work conditions of coffee growers. Local coffee shops and grocery stores are bound to be handing out free samples, hoping to attract new customers.
I make coffee disappear. What’s your superpower?
We’ve recently learned that, when consumed in moderation, coffee can positively impact your health. Experts have found that coffee drinkers are less likely to have Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Coffee has also been said to lower the risks of stroke and heart attacks as well. A moderate amount of coffee may boost your mood as well.
After coffee arrived in the United States in the 1600s, it was not long before it surpassed beer as a breakfast favorite. (Say what?!) It ultimately locked itself down as an American favorite after the Boston Tea Party, when anti-tea sentiment ran especially high. Now, 62 percent of all Americans drink coffee daily, according to a recent study by the National Coffee Association. (Of course, there could be no other result, right?)
Coffee is also a great addition to cooking, for anyone who’s a bit adventurous in the kitchen. More than 850 flavor compounds can be found in a roasted coffee bean (considering that wine only has 200). Depending on the roast, coffee can be paired with everything from avocado to zucchini. From baked goods to homemade pasta, it’s your next secret ingredient. Who is inviting me over for homemade pasta with a side of coffee beans?
Want to know the ways to win my heart? (1) buy me coffee; (2) make me coffee; (3) be coffee.