There are coffee shops popping up everywhere and even in a recession we are being told that business is booming so much that we can have on our local high street 8 coffee shops in a tiny stretch and no signs of any closing down.
Coffee is the second largest
traded commodity in the world
Just stop and think about this – that is huge. Imagine how much coffee is being consumed and has anyone asked why?
- Why are coffee sales on the increase?
- Why is coffee so ‘needed’ in today’s world?
- What are the harmfull effects?
- Why is coffee a multi billion dollar industry?
- Why are there large ‘drive through’ coffee shops?
- Who are the people who drink coffee?
- Has anyone really studied those addicted to coffee?
- What does coffee really do to our moods?
- What does coffee do to our physiology?
- Why is coffee an appetite suppressant for some people?
- Why do we need coffee first thing in the morning?
- Why do we need coffee in the afternoon to keep us going?
Why are there no news headlines about the side effects of coffee?
Coffee is a drug and the dictionary definition of the word ‘drug’ –
a substance which has a marked physiological effect when taken into the body.
Why is it a drug?
We all know why – coffee has a substance in it called caffeine.
So what does the dictionary have to say about the word caffeine?
a compound which is found in tea and coffee plants and is a stimulant of the central nervous system.
- Why is this not a government health warning?
- Who makes the law saying it is ok to give us unlimited amounts of coffee when we want, without anyone assessing the risks and potential harm it is doing to our human body?
- Why is the media not reporting the simple fact that coffee is affecting our central nervous system which happens to affect our brain as it is interconnected?
I am no medic or academically qualified but I have a basic understanding of Anatomy and Physiology and our central nervous system plays a huge part and just the word ‘central’ tells us it is at the core of our whole being.
How can we ignore or negate that fact?
This is serious and we the ordinary people need to know more about what coffee and tea are doing to our bodies when we consume it.
So with these basic simple facts, we the reader can work out that coffee alters our natural state. It is changing something on the inside, so the body is not in harmony which is called homeostasis.
To keep things super simple – if we drink coffee we are guaranteed to feel stimulated, which means we get our buzz, wake up, fix, mood elevation, push and drive to get what we need done.
We can buy super strong coffees which means extra ‘shots’ of caffeine playing havoc in our central nervous system. Add sugar to this and even more buzz and a heightened state.
Does it last? No – we all know that is why we need more and more to the point where many are addicted to coffee but not aware as there is nothing out there telling us how harmfull coffee really is.
It has become a fashion thing now in the UK. A trendy place to ‘hang out’ meet socially and it is also ok to sit with a laptop all day and much better than being in our own home as we get the exact coffee we want – bespoke tailor made, order to perfection.
What about all the choices – the list is endless and the ‘barristers’ are under pressure to make sure they get it right as the espresso, cappuccino, lattes and all the rest of the coffee variations have to be exact and the queues are out of the door with demand.
So we all know about ‘supply and demand’. Basic economics tells us if there is a demand for anything then the trade will supply. So if there were no customer demand then coffee shops could not open next to each other and expect to do business and make profit.
Profit – anyone in the coffee business is on a winner because no matter where we open our business there will be a demand. I lived in a very poor area of England 10 years ago with really nothing going on in the town centre except a few shops. The majority were unemployed and suddenly a giant well known coffee shop opens with the comfy sofas and all the trimmings.
Guess what? – within six months it was packed out anytime of the day.
Why is it that we need coffee?
- Could it be possible that our body needs it to function?
- Could it be possible that we have chronic exhaustion?
- Could it be possible that we are not willing to address this exhaustion?
- Could it be possible we need to be stimulated to get through the day?
- Could it be possible that coffee does not allow us to feel our natural state of being?
- Could it possible that we drink coffee to numb ourselves?
- Could it be possible we know coffee is a bad habit but we need the buzz it gives us?
Could coffee be a solution to help us not deal with what is really going on?
Exhaustion cannot be discounted here – Think about it from a very basic simple perspective.
If we are not exhausted, then we would have the vitality. This means we would feel alive and have the energy to do what we need to do in our day. But if we are exhausted, we would need to be stimulated to keep going because without the stimulation we simply would not be able to get out of bed and get going.
Without the coffee, tea or anything that has caffeine or sugar in it, how would we really be?
How would our vitality levels be?
With coffee as our best friend, what would our life be like without coffee?
Is it possible that coffee is stopping us being real and feeling what is really going on?
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