Hey there, My name is curio and I am your host Humans consume over 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. On average, each coffee drinker consumes three and a half cups each day. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth after oil and is the most popular beverage in the world. The coffee industry earns an estimated $60 billion annually. For many, it keeps us awake and moving through our busy days. It also reduces depression and lowers risk of several diseases One argument supporting why we like coffee is that people consume bitter foods when it provides some kind of medicinal benefits, and a coffee, it wakes us up and gives us a boost to face the day with a good dose of caffeine. Caffeine is a powerful drug that not only gives you that bang of energy, but it’s also been linked to improving overall cognitive function. So the positive feeling we receive from drinking coffee makes us love coffee caffeine stimulates the production of adrenaline.
This increases your heart rate, gets your blood pumping, and even opens up your airways. Furthermore, it affects Dopamine levels by preventing its reabsorption in the brain, which makes you feel happy! In fact, this is the exact same thing that cocaine does, just to a lesser degree. It’s a drug, afterall! This dopamine stimulation is the aspect of coffee that makes it moderately addictive. The caffeine in your coffee is incredibly similar to adenosine a chemical which slow down brain activity or cause sleepiness. The caffeine works it’s way through your bloodstream and into the brain, where it starts to compete and binds with adenosine receptors. Adenosine can no longer bind, meaning it’s effects properties are diminished. Thus ‘sleepiness’ effect isn’t felt. Which is great for you when you’re feeling tired! But there is also a lethal dose of caffeine which is somewhere around 150mg of caffeine per kilogram of your body.
Thats about 60-70 cups on average, which is impossible to consume. So, just enjoying your sip of coffee.