Coffee! When I found out that September 29th was National Coffee Day, I knew I wanted to use coffee as a featured ingredient.
Coffee runs in my blood. I am without a doubt addicted to caffeine but also really its part of my family history! In 1915, my great-grandfather and his brother founded the Manhattan Coffee & Sugar Co., which consisted of a truck from which the brothers sold bulk coffee and sugar, door to door, throughout New York City. Now, in its 3rd generation, Baronet Coffee, keeps me heavily caffeinated at all times.
Four Facts about Coffee Nutrition:
- The most recent version of the Dietary Guidelines (2015-2020) was the first to mention a moderate consumption of coffee can be part of a healthy diet. And they defined moderate as 3-5 8 oz cups!
- Black coffee is a very low-calorie food. Without cream and sugar coffee has 2 calories and 0 grams of fat.
- Some research studies have suggested that the antioxidant levels in coffee may help to reduce inflammation levels as well as certain degenerative diseases, though there is not a preponderance of evidence on this topic.
- As with many foods, there is still limited research on the benefits and (disadvantages of coffee) stay tuned!
Also, I have quite an affinity for coffee mugs from anthropologie. Cant stop won’t stop! Did I mention my birthday is coming up.