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As far as we know, coffee consumption dates back to the 15th century. It was in Yemen, a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, that the coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed in a similar process to the one we still do today.
A couple of centuries later the Europeans discovered this wonderful drink and it didn’t take long before the first coffeehouses in England began to appear.
A lot has changed since those ancient times, but coffee has remained one of the most popular drinks worldwide. We would even go as far as to say that a large part of the population can’t start the workday without their morning cup of coffee.
But what makes it so popular? It is a combination of its very specific and strong taste, the incredible aroma, and its powerful effect on the human body.
Caffeine intake stimulates the central nervous system, heart, and muscles, increasing your mental alertness, concentration levels, and reducing fatigue.
These effects of coffee make it very appealing and are the reason why so many people drink several cups of coffee throughout the day.
This may eventually lead to the development of coffee addiction. Although coffee is generally regarded as a safe drink, the excess of caffeine in your body can lead to a few health complications. Continue reading to find out more!