Hurray, September 29th is National Coffee Day! I’d say the beverage was worthy of some recognition, don’t you?

Facebook meme, photographer unknown

Facebook meme, photographer unknown

Fun facts about coffee:

  • Coffee is said to have been first used by Sufi monasteries in Yemen in the 15th century
  • Americans drink an average of 30 oz of coffee per day
  • $40 billion (yep, that’s a “b”) is spent on coffee in the United States each year
  • According to a study by the American Chemical Society, coffee is America’s number one dietary source of antioxidants (tea is #2).
  • Coffee consumption has been found to offer protection against Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and colon cancer.
  • An NIH study found that people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were less likely to suffer depression.
  • Harvard University study found that drinking two to four cups of coffee reduced the risk of suicide by 50%. Something to do with aiding in the production of neurotransmitters that balance mood.

Ready to grab a cup of java? Me, too!

my little Bialetti, a stovetop 4 oz espresso maker. Cute, isn't it?

my little Bialetti, a stovetop 4 oz espresso maker. Cute, isn’t it?

 

image via wikimedia commons

image via wikimedia commons

Want more coffee?

National Coffee Day

Harvard University – School of Public Health

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti drinks coffee in space, dressed as Captain Janeway

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how do you prefer your beverage? I’d love to hear from you.

~Kathy

Soon to be released, October 2015:

Unseemly Haste: Book 4 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries

As promised last week, here’s the cover:

UnseemlyHasteEbookCover

Isn’t it cool? Melinda VanLone at BookCoverCorner.com does wonderful work. Obviously, a train is involved, but y’all knew that would be the case at the end of book #3. I’ll post the blurb and specific release date next week, as those are still in the works. 😉

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