The Genius of Coffee – TCC Episode 11

The Genius of Coffee - TCC Episode 11The Coffee Couch

Today's Episode:

  • Moving day is upon us
  • Listener Feedback
  • The Genius of Coffee

Moving Day is Upon Us

This week I'll be moving everything to DanHansen.com. I have already moved the archive over. The subscription information, iTunes settings, and redirecting this website to the new home will take about 48 hours. I hope all goes well so you don't miss a thing.

Listener Feedback

Coffee has been scientifically proven to provide several health benefits such as, increasing mental acuity; increasing your energy level; coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes; fewer cases of certain cancers, and strokes. I just drink it because it kick starts my day, and well… I am addicted.

Rich (from Episode 1)

The Genius of Coffee

Coffee is not a luxury... It's a part of everyday life.

  • One of the world's most consumed beverages: After an extensive search on the internet I have found that coffee and tea fall in line right after water.
  • World's largest commodity traded after oilInvestorGuide.com (2013) and Forbes.com (2014) stated that coffee is the second largest commodity traded. As of today, According to NASDAQ (2014) Coffee volume is higher.
  • Approximately 1.6 Billion cups of coffee are consumed dailyForbes.com stated that five hundred billion cups of coffee are consumed every year worldwide, but few people know much about the world’s second most traded commodity (behind oil!) (2014). 
  • Millions pay up to $4 per cup and drink 3-4 cups per day: I started at 2 pots a day. Now I drink at least 3-4 cups a day and pay 56 cents to $1.15 a cup with Organo Gold - "the Coffee that Pays".
  • Health Benefits: Hensrod suggested that  recent research indicated that coffee may not be bad after all; for most people the health benefits outweigh the risks. He continued that studies have shown that coffee may have health benefits, including protecting against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, liver disease,  liver cancer, appears to improves cognitive function and decreases the risk of depression (2014).

 References:

Forbes.com. (2014, July 16). 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Daily Cup Of Coffee. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2014/07/16/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-daily-cup-of-coffee/

Hensrod, D. (2014, May 13). Nutrition and healthy eating. Coffee and health: What does the research say?. Retrieved July 21, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/coffee-and-health/faq-20058339

InvestorGuide.com. (2013). What are the Most Commonly Traded Commodities?. InvestorGuide Complete RSS. Retrieved from http://www.investorguide.com/article/11836/what-are-the-most-commonly-traded-commodities-igu/

NASDAQ.com. (2014). Commodities: Latest Coffee Price & Chart. NASDAQ.com. Retrieved from http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/coffee.aspx

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