Celebrating the Coffee Production Journey on World Coffee Day

By Vera Shawiza / September 30, 2016




World Coffee Day is an occasion that is celebrated for the purposes of promoting coffee as a beverage across the globe. The celebration takes place every first day of the month of October.

The World Coffee Day was launched by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in 2015, that is made up of 77 member states together with a number of coffee associations. It is the main inter-governmental organization for coffee, which brings together exporting and importing governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its members represent 98 percent of world coffee production and 83 percent of world consumption.

On this day, the coffee production journey is celebrated, from the time it is planted to the time is harvested, processed and taken as a beverage. The good thing about this day is that most coffee outlets or shops offer free or discounted cups of coffee to its clients. Some go to the extent of giving out vouchers or tickets to their loyal customers on various social platforms.

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Interesting Facts About Coffee

Coffee can help you live a longer and healthier life- Coffee contains lots of antioxidants (it’s the biggest source of antioxidants in an average Western diet!) that help the body fight chemicals called “free radicals.” As a result, coffee drinkers are at a lower risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Type II Diabetes, and Heart Disease. Here’s the thing, though: coffee drinkers are also more likely to have unhealthy habits such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol heavily, and eating red meat, so the study shown above has been adjusted to show what could happen if these other factors weren’t in effect.

Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive- A single cup of coffee contains 11 percent of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6 percent of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3 percent of Manganese and Potassium, and 2 percent of Niacin and Magnesium.

Drinking coffee can help you burn fat- Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11 percent. It’s one of the few chemicals that can actually help with fat burning, so might as well drink up.

All of the coffee grown on the planet is from an area called “The Coffee Belt.”- The Coffee Belt contains all of the regions that have the conditions needed for coffee growing. Since the plants clearly require lots of sunshine and warmth, it’s pretty easy to say that this belt makes a good outline for the best tropical vacations, too.

Coffee is good for your liverPeople who drink four cups of coffee a day are 80 percent less likely to develop cirrhosis, a condition that develops from several diseases affecting the liver.

Caffeine improves your performance when working out- Caffeine increases your levels of adrenaline, and releases fatty acids from fat tissues, leading to a better physical performance by those who consume caffeine before working out.

Read: Reviving the Ailing Coffee Industry in Kenya

 



About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing.Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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