Ah, coffee. Elixir of life, stimulator of great thoughts, comforter of the weary, and … protector from the pains of this world?

Yes, you read that right. Beyond tasting good, smelling great, and making you feel like a million bucks, drinking coffee confers a host of benefits you’re probably completely unaware of.

Want to know more? Alrighty – strap in for our list of the top 14 benefits of coffee.

 

1. Drinking coffee makes you smarter

The caffeine in coffee helps you think better and focus more by increasing the amount of neurotransmitters in your brain that help your neurons get all fired up. You know the expression ‘firing on all cylinders’? That’s what we’re talking about.

 

2. Drinking coffee makes you feel happier

Studies show a 20% lower risk of depression in regular coffee drinkers and a 53% lower risk of committing suicide. It’s sunshine in a cup.

 

3. Drinking coffee sharpens you up

No surprises here. Lots of studies confirm that coffee increases your energy level and improves vigilance, reaction times, alertness, and a bunch of other desirables.

 

4. Drinking coffee makes you more gorgeous

Caffeine reduces swelling so it combats puffy eyes and gives you smoother skin. You can even apply coffee bean oils directly to your skin to make it extra silky – and if you want to surround yourself with that moreish coffee aroma. Mmmmm-mmmmmm!

 

5. Drinking coffee makes you sportier

Coffee stimulates the release of adrenaline into your bloodstream, which readies your body to either stand and fight that rapidly approaching sabre-toothed tiger or run like the wind. It can actually improve your physical performance by up to 12%.

 

6. Drinking coffee makes you more relaxed

Sounds counterintuitive, right? It’s true that coffee gives you energy and wakes you up, but it also has stress-relieving effects according to some studies – even if you simply smell the beans. And who doesn’t love the smell of coffee?

 

7. Coffee contains massive amount of antioxidants

Antioxidants are our friends. They protect our bodies against damage caused by free radicals. Drinking coffee may contribute up to 79% of our daily antioxidant needs – more than we get from fruits and vegetables.

 

8. Coffee is full of nutrients

We kid you not: coffee contains vital stuff your body really needs like riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. So drink up – it’s good for you.

 

9. Drinking coffee helps you burn fat

Caffeine can boost your metabolism by up to 10% so your body burns fat faster. It makes your fat cells break down body fat and release it into your bloodstream so your body can use it as fuel. Thanks coffee – you rock!

 

10. Drinking coffee makes your workout a breeze

An experimental study has found that drinking coffee before exercising helps people go harder at the gym – completing 38% more reps on average.

 

11. Drinking coffee can improve your memory

Some studies suggest that so long as you remember to regularly drink coffee, you’ll keep remembering a bunch of other stuff too.

 

12. Drinking coffee helps control pain

Headache? Have a strong cup of coffee with your ibuprofen. Studies show that taking caffeine with painkillers makes them substantially more effective.

 

13. Drinking coffee gives you better erections

Listen up, men! Coffee has properties similar to Viagra, according to a recent study, increasing the blood flow to your penis and helping to ‘stiffen your resolve’, so to speak.

 

14. Drinking coffee can cure constipation

A good strong coffee can stimulate the muscles in your digestive system to contract, helping nature to take its course. Oh the relief!

 

So there you have it: drinking coffee makes you smarter, better, stronger, faster and you owe it to yourself to have a delicious espresso right now. The only question remains – what’s the best way to make it?

For some helpful answers to that very question, find out more about our coffee machines, and even get a free quote.