Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the “robusta” form of the hardier Coffea canephora.
Many times the arguments against coffee are wrong and are not based on any research. This made some myths about drinking coffee popular. Here are few of them:
Myth 1: Coffee makes you feel stressed out
Drinking coffee does not increase stress levels directly or make you feel anxious. Coffee is considered a natural stimulant which can have a relaxing effect on your mind.
Myth 2: Caffeine causes insomnia
This is a common myth about caffeine which is not true. When you drink a cup of coffee the body instantly absorbs the caffeine and it also discards it out quickly. Caffeine after being consumed is processed through the liver and almost half of it may be flushed out of the body within few hours.
Myth 3: Coffee is fat-free
After brewing, espresso coffee contains 2.5% fat and Filter coffee contains 0.6%. It’s mainly the milk or cream taken with the coffee that adds fat.
Myth 4: Coffee is just a quick stimulant
The stimulant effect of coffee peaks in the blood 15 to 45 minutes after drinking but may persist for hours. How fast the body deals with caffeine depends on ones metabolic rate.
Myth 5: The darker the roast, the stronger the coffee
The darkness of a coffee roast depends on how long it has been left to roast for. Lighter roasts often have a stronger flavor compared to darker roasted coffee beans.