There’s a lot of coffee-drinkers all over the world. It is one of the most popular brews globally. In this article, we’ll be looking at why you should get a coffee machine. If you’re serious about your coffee, then you should really consider buying one. Not only will they improve the quality and consistency of your coffees but if you find yourself spending money in cafes, then they could save you a lot of money in the long run.
There’s a lot of different stories, urban legends, myths and misinformation about coffee out there. So, let’s look into the why of buying a coffee machine, from the health benefits to the convenience.
Is Coffee Bad For You?
Like all things, coffee can be bad for you if you consume too much of it. Just like drinking too much water can drown you and eating too much bacon can give you cancer. Does it mean you shouldn’t drink it? Of course not, no. Drink in moderation and you’ll be absolutely fine. Actually, there are some health benefits associated to drinking coffee.
Some studies suggest that coffee has been proven to reduce the risk of the following:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Colorectal Cancer
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Liver Cancer
- Periodontal Disease
That’s quite the list. It also increases your intake of fibre and can reduce post-workout pain by up to nearly 50%. We often field other health-related coffee questions that we’re going to go through right now in case you’ve had the same.
Is Coffee Acidic?
Coffee is an acidic brew, but this doesn’t mean that coffee is bad for you, or that you can’t find a way around this. It does mean however, that some people experience acid reflux when drinking coffee or it doesn’t quite go down right for them. The most prevalent acid in coffee are chlorogenic acids. Chlorogenic acids can reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and support weight loss, so it’s not like its acid content make sit unhealthy. Here’s how to offset and neutralize the acid in your coffee if it is affecting you:
- Invest in some low-acid coffee. Some coffee brands reduce the acid content of their coffee a lot by interrupting the roast or roasting their beans very slowly. You get coffee that still packs a lot of flavour but also has a reduced acidic impact.
- Cold brewing your coffee can help massively if you experience acid reflux when you drink it. This method draws much less acid into it from the beans by up to 70%.
- Drink coffee that has been grown at low elevations. These tend to not be as flavoursome as coffee grown at higher altitudes, but it will contain much less acid.
Does Coffee Dehydrate You?
Drinking coffee doesn’t result in you losing more fluid than you ingested. It’s not exactly the best drink to hydrate with, especially if you are sensitive to caffeine, but it doesn’t dehydrate you, either. If you need a pick-me-up at work, have a coffee, if you’ve just been for a run, drink some water.
Does Coffee Raise Blood Pressure?
Coffee can cause a short spike in blood pressure but does not have a long-term effect. This should only be of concern if you already have existing blood pressure problems. If it is something that is genuinely concerning you, you should talk to your doctor. In the meantime, try and not drink more than two cups of coffee a day and avoid drinking it before physical activity if you are concerned.
Does Coffee Make You Shorter?
An unusual but fairly common urban legend about coffee is that it makes you shorter. Coffee has been mistakenly linked to be a causation for osteoporosis. This is not the case. Firstly, osteoporosis doesn’t necessarily stunt your growth and more importantly than that, coffee does not cause it.
The Convenience of a Coffee Machine
More than health reasons though, the premier reason for investing in a coffee machine for your home is the sheer convenience. If you are serious about coffee there’s no other way to get top-quality coffee at the push of a button. Once you acquire a taste for good coffee, it’s really hard to go back to instant brews.
With a coffee machine, you get barista-style coffee from home. You can also choose to either get a capsule coffee machine where you get your brew at the touch of a button, or as an espresso machine where you have a variety of specialty coffees that you can make and it’s a little more hands-on.
There’s no denying that the quality of coffee that comes from a coffee machine is far, far superior to instant brews. So, not only can they be made really easily and quickly, but you get a brew with complex flavours and body. With a coffee machine, you can make brews that you savour for its taste rather than drink for its effects.
Those are the three main reasons why you should invest in a coffee machine: because it’s good for your health, you won’t find a more convenient way and you can’t make coffee at the same consistently high standard as a coffee machine can. Especially when you’re in a rush for work in the morning, or you need a brew when you get in in the evening.
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