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Two cups of coffee a day could ‘make you live two years longer’

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Two cups of coffee a day could ‘make you live two years longer’

Two cups of coffee a day might be the key to living longer, according to a new study. According to research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, it was found that drinking as little as two cups of coffee a day can increase your life expectancy by up to two years. In the study, 40 cases were looked at including over 3 million subjects and 450,256 causes of death. The researchers found that drinking coffee had an inverse association with all-cause mortality – ‘irrespective of age, overweight status, alcohol drinking, smoking status and caffeine content of coffee.’ Moderate coffee...

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What is Espresso?

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A shot of espresso is made by forcing about 1.5 ounces of hot water through tightly packed, finely ground espresso coffee. If everything goes well, what comes out is a dark brown, slightly thick liquid with a small amount of crema (a foam, sort of like the head on a beer) on top. There are many variables in the process of making a shot of espresso. The temperature of the water, the pressure of the water, the fineness of the ground coffee and how tightly the coffee is packed are just a few. The skilled espresso maker, or barista, controls...

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Coffee Drinking Around the World

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How Different Cultures Like Their Coffee We all enjoy drinking our coffee in different ways, and add all sorts of extras to sweeten or spice it up depending on where we live in the world. For example, while UK coffee tends to be milky, sweet, and made using light to medium roast coffee beans, Belgians favour the bitter, chocolaty flavour of dark roast coffee beans. Here we look at coffee drinking culture around the world so that next time you go on holiday, you won’t be taken for a tourist.An Irish coffee is a popular after dinner treat laced with whisky and sugar and...

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