Everything you wanted to know about Coffee

About Coffee

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Latin Name: Coffea arabica
Alternate Names: Arabian Coffee, Devil’s Brew, Java, Espresso
Family: RUBIACEAE
Parts Used: Roasted kernel of ripe dried seeds.
Properties: Antiemetic, Antinarcotic, Appetite Suppressant, Cardiac Stimulant, Cerebral Stimulant, Diuretic, Laxative, Muscle Relaxant, Stimulant, Vasoconstrictor.
Internal Uses: Asthma, Catarrh, Constipation, Fatigue, Jet Lag, Migraine, Narcotic Poisoning, Obesity, Pain, Paralysis
Internal Applications: Tea made from beans.
In addition to being a stimulant, coffee is used in medicines to potentate the effects of other substances and promote a sense of well being. It also helps to increase the pain-relieving actions of analgesics. It opens the bronchial passages, thus improving respiratory congestion. Coffee increases the number of calories burned per hour.
Topical Applications: Organic coffee is used in enemas to stimulate liver and bowel cleansing.
Culinary uses: It is used to flavour baked goods, candy, ice cream, yoghurt and liqueurs.
Energetics: Bitter.
Chemical Constituents: Caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, trigonelline, chlorogenic acid, essential oils, tannins.

Contraindications: Avoid for those with acid indigestion, high blood pressure, diarrhoea, high stomach acidity, ulcers, and heart palpitations. Can cause anxiety, insomnia and a jittery feeling. May be addictive. When giving up coffee, do so gradually to help prevent headaches and withdrawal symptoms such as depression, lethargy and irritation. Coffee stimulates and irritates the intestines, adrenals, and reproductive organs. It also depletes the body of B vitamins, C and iron. Do not use during pregnancy and nursing. It is not for people who are weak and deficient. Coffee often contains residues of chemicals banned in the United States.
Coffee has been linked to cancer of the bladder, breast, ovaries, pancreas and prostate, as well as heart disease and birth defects. Breast cysts, premenstrual difficulties and infertility can also be aggravated by consumption of caffeine.
Comments: The practice of drinking coffee began about 1,000 years ago in the region that is now known as Ethiopia when an Arab mullah encountered a goatherd, who had a flock of frolicking goats. When questioned about their excited behaviour, the goatherd pointed out the bush they had been grazing upon. When the mullah tried some of the beans, he too felt excited. Originally, coffee was used by Arab priests to help them stay awake and pray at night.
In the 19th century, eclectic physicians recommended Coffee to treat alcohol and opium overdose. The common name Coffee includes the species Coffea robusta and Coffea liberica, which are used interchangeably with Coffea arabica.

Found at vitamincity.com

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Coffee Synonyms

1. (noun) coffee, java
a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
Synonyms: umber, burnt umber, coffee berry, coffee bean, chocolate, coffee tree, deep brown, coffee, java

2. (noun) coffee, coffee tree
any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
Synonyms: umber, burnt umber, coffee berry, coffee bean, chocolate, coffee tree, deep brown, coffee, java

3. (noun) coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee
a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
Synonyms: umber, burnt umber, coffee berry, coffee bean, chocolate, coffee tree, deep brown, coffee, java

4. (noun) chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber
a medium brown to dark-brown color
Synonyms: umber, java, coffee berry, chocolate, burnt umber, coffee tree, hot chocolate, coffee bean, deep brown, drinking chocolate, coffee, cocoa

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coffee break
Synonyms: breather, time off, break, rest, time out

coffeemaker | coffeepot
Synonyms: percolator, drip pot, espresso machine, coffeepot, filter, percolator, coffee maker, coffee machine

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Quotes about Coffee

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

~ Abraham Lincoln

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

~ George Eliot

coffee.EXE missing. Insert cup and press any key.

~ Anonymous

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

~ Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

~ Zora Neale Hurston

Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions the surest poison is time.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy Astor . shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee Whereupon Winston Churchill answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it.

~ John Fellows Akers

During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn’t have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books.

~ Bill Maher

The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain. . .

~ Thomas Jefferson

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Phrases that mention Coffee

Cup of joe. ~ A cup of coffee.

Wake up and smell the coffee! ~ To face reality and stop deluding oneself.

Abbreviations that contain Coffee

TMCM ~ Too Much Coffee Man!
HTCPCP ~ Hypertext Coffee Pot Control Protocol
TTG ~ Two To Go
TCC ~ The Coffee Connoisseur
BYOC ~ Buy Your Own Coffee

Found at abbreviations.com

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