Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "cherries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries , primarily in equatorial Latin America , Southeast Asia , India and Africa . Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. [ 1 ] Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1 [ 2 ] ) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content.
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Coffee Health Risks Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects.
Another large-chain coffee shop is under construction on West Hastings, one of Vancouver’s most handsome high streets. Brian Hutchinson: The overcaffeination generation
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Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women Mar. 11, 2011 — Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association .
Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women
Coffee Consumption and Risk of Stroke in Women -- Larsson et al., 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.603787 -- Stroke
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