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History of coffee
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Coffee is grown in more than 70 countries. The two leading producers are Brazil and Colombia.
Two species are cultivated on a large scale: Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. The latter is often called Coffea robusta because it is the most productive variety of this species. The grains of Coffea arabica have a stronger and richer flavor and lower caffeine content. However, this species is less productive and less resistant to climatic variations as well as insects and disease. Despite this, 75% of the world production comes from Coffea arabica.
Coffea canephora grains are mainly used for the production of low-quality coffee, including instant coffee. Coffea arabica species provides very good Robusta. Espresso coffee needs a certain proportion because it is the Robusta that gives this coffee its cream, this golden colored foam that covers the coffee and represents a sign of quality.
Coffee and health
Coffee has a beneficial effect on type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. The majority of published epidemiological studies to date indicate that coffee consumed in large quantities reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Indeed, consumption of four to six cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 28%, compared to less than two cups per day. It is not possible, using data from such studies, to propose a mechanism of action, or establish a cause and effect relationship.
However, it was assumed that the chlorogenic acid present in the coffee may interfere with the action of an enzyme whose function is to release glucose into the blood. Chlorogenic acid could also reduce the intestinal absorption of glucose by blocking its transport in the intestinal membrane.
As for caffeine, it should not be responsible for the beneficial effects that coffee provides because decaffeinated coffee also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer in the long term. Thus, four cups per day reduces the risk endometrium cancer by 25%. Risk is also reduced for smaller doses: 7% for 2 or 3 cups a day.
This favorable effect is also obtained with decaffeinated coffee. With respect to the antioxidant properties of coffee responsible for this protective effect: coffee contains more antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables.
Finally, regular coffee consumption, or decaf, can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Indeed, men who consume the most coffee (over 6 cups daily consumption) have a reduced risk of about 20% for the development of any form of prostate cancer.