Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Critical Food Item During Crisis : Coffee

One may wonder why coffee is such important food item to be stored for disaster preparedness. Before we delve further on the importance of coffee, lets get some basic knowledge on coffee ( from the wiki )
Coffee is a drink that is mixed with hot water prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans, of the coffee plant. Due kafeinnya content, coffee has a stimulating effect in humans. Today, coffee is one of the most preferred beverages all over the world. [1]
Coffee was first consumed in the ninth century, when it was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia. [2] From there, it spread to Egypt and Yemen, and in the 15th century, had reached Armenia, Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa. From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy, and throughout Europe, and the Americas. [3]

                                     Coffer has caiffeine stimulant  with calming factor

ONE of the sweetness of life, now more 'sweet'. After many years researchers conducted a study on the effects of coffee on health, that world's favorite beverage worried increase the risk of heart disease, but large-scale study shows the results otherwise

Even in this latest study, initially found coffee drinkers are more likely to die at any time. This is because many coffee drinkers also smoke, drink more alcohol, eat lots of red meat and less exercise than non-coffee drinkers.

However, once the researchers took into account all of these things, a clear pattern emerged:One cup of coffee a day increases the chances of living longer

In short,coffee drinkers were found to have a longer life expectancy regardless of whether or decaffeinated or not. 

In the time of crisis, coffee is one of the great food item to have around. It can be shared among the survivors and it's basic yet simple preparation method makes it a luxury among the disastrous items. Yes, the caffeine content helps

Though caffeine is best known as a stimulating drug that helps you stay awake and focuses your brain if you need to concentrate on a task. This chemical also has calming effects because of the way it affects your brain. Such effects are not as noticeable as the stimulation and energy boost, but they do play a role in caffeine's addictiveness.

In the event of failure to government system, the money that you have will be worthless.  In addition to gold and other precious, coffee can become the currency of choice due to its characteristic : widely accepted, lightweight and easily partitioned. In this situation , coffee can be used for trade with other food items , medicine and gas.

With all the benefits mentioned above, it is vital to have coffee as part of your critical food item in your disaster preparedness checklist. Since coffee can only be grown in certain part of the world, it is wise to stock it early and your coffee beans would not get spoiled easily ( if you store it properly) 

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1 comment:

  1. Coffee is a luxury drinks. I am not sure about its effects. It is stimulation and energy boost for me. I am developing various taste and flavours of coffee. I am also preparing few supportive best cooking recipes with cup of coffee as professional item.