By: Genevieve Scholl
Have you had your morning cup of coffee yet? If not, you’re going to want one after this. Have you ever wondered why so many people drink coffee? Most people think that it's to wake them up. While this is the truth, according to American scientist Yaser Dorri who suggested that just the smell of coffee can restore our appetite and refresh our energy, there are plenty of health benefits that exist, as well.
A lot of people may not realize that coffee beans come from a cherry. It's actually the seed of the cherry as it grows on trees, but we call it a bean because of the way it looks. Once the cherries are ripe, they are picked and dried and then the seeds (or beans) are roasted and ground up to be sold to customers. This process, added to the roasting that's done to it at home in the coffee pot, helps to reduce the caffeine content and the oils that are potentially harmful to humans by contributing to bad cholesterol levels. This process also makes the coffee more bitter the more it's roasted, which gives us the different dark and light roasts that are available to compensate for the different preferences of our taste buds.