Even though one of my favourite composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, wrote a cantata that criticized coffee drinkers. Talleyrand [a French Politician] wrote that he received his inspiration from the coffee cup.
Coffee for me is an inspiration to write and discuss clearly the issues of the day and is a right. Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, type I and type II diabetes, mellitus, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
The reasons for the health benefits of coffee lie in the fact that it possesses antioxidants which slow down or even prevent Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, type I and type II diabetes mellitus, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Coffee is also, in my opinion, a cure for the common cold where antibiotics and cough medicines fail. Coffee especially with hot milk [in an espresso form] is consumed and the heat inside the coffee releases the mucus and all other forms of nasal and chest congestion from the body and reduces fever. I cannot speak for others, but every time I have had a cold with chest and nasal congestion, I would drink hot coffee and hot milk and the cure comes within one to five hours.
Coffee has also been instrumental in reducing the pain in the left side of my body. What is the ingredient for reducing pain? The ingredient is the caffeine. It is for this reason that Eli Lilly and Company once included caffeine in their pills such as Darvon and Darvocet. The caffeine in the coffee passes through the muscles and relaxes them and with that, there is a disappearance of the pain.
Coffee is also used as a relaxant for those who are afraid to speak in public or in the case of an interview. I usually use coffee for that reason as well.
The people who talk about the health risk of coffee are nothing more than fear mongers. I respect their viewpoints. Although they are not willing to take the risks because of one or two articles that associate coffee with one health risk or another.
We might as well ban life since life is full of risks and events in life can prove hazardous to one’s health. Coffee is not just a health benefit, it is a symbol of freedom for those who love their coffee. Any attempt to ban coffee will have the same effect as prohibition did for alcohol between 1919 to 1933.