Hurray, September 29th is National Coffee Day! I’d say the beverage was worthy of some recognition, don’t you?
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.
- A 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!
Want more coffee?
Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how do you prefer your beverage? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
Soon to be released, October 2015:
Unseemly Haste: Book 4 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries
As promised last week, here’s the cover:
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. 😉