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How to get along without coffee?

One of the most recognized habits alongside with creative processes such as writing or drawing is drinking coffee. For many generations, the vision of artists who need caffeine to stay awake for finishing their work has become so familiar, that we all know that coffee can keep us awake all night. and indeed, it does.

But, drinking coffee is also considered to be a bad habit although it is not as harmful as other "bad habits" such as smoking. It is an ambivalent issue. Some argue that drinking coffee is good for health and others strongly oppose it. For example, the amount of five cups of coffee or more a day is not healthy and can be addictive, but coffee alone cannot be blamed for this because drinking too much tasty fruit juice per day can also trigger side effects. For most people, three cups of coffee per day is considered helpful for preventing heart disease, diabetes, etc.

What is coffee anyway?

Coffee drinks production is a long process that begins with choosing the type of coffee tree, then using the techniques of drying and peeling of the beans (some are very odd), separating into types, and roasting and grinding the beans.

The coffee is made from the fruit and basically from the inside of the fruit core. The ripe fruit is harvested or collected. then dried and peeled in different techniques, each with a different effect on the drink's flavor.

The sorted beans are roasted in different methods, which also have an effect on the final taste of the product. The roasting temperature can reach 200 degrees Celsius, which causes the beans to lose their nutritional value (surprisingly, some nutritional elements are preserved in espresso coffee).

The roasted beans are marketed all over the world and grated in various ways. There are several types of coffee grinding, and it is important to adjust the thickness of the tahini to the type of coffee beans (for example, rough grinding is suitable for filter coffee, while thin tahini is suitable for espresso or cappuccino.) There are a variety of ways to prepare it, some of which are real art. Making espresso coffee, for example, requires precise quantities of beans and water to create the desirable drink.

What's wrong about coffee?

Coffee beans contain caffeine that affects the central nervous system of the body within a short time. It affects the levels of adrenaline and dopamine in the nervous system and is therefore effective in its effect on feeling tired, improving alertness and sharpness of thought and helps in burning fats. For most people who are not sensitive to caffeine, up to 300 mg a day is not harmful and even beneficial, but caffeine also causes various adverse effects, because it affects the nervous system and is also addictive and in high amounts even dangerous to health. Furthermore, studies have found that drinking too much coffee can be a harmful habit that is accompanied by smoking and a low level of activity.

life without coffee?

Well, there are some healthy and recommended substitutes for coffee, such as herbal tea or fruit tea in many varieties of options. Their absence is their distance from the familiar bitter taste of a real coffee drink. Decaffeinated coffee is reminiscent of coffee, and there are other substitutes that taste almost like the favorite drink:

A substitute for instant coffee

Chicory is an old substitute. It tastes like a weak instant coffee and is quite tasty in its way.

A substitute for black coffee

Coffee from date seeds is more granular and tastes like black coffee. It has no nutritional value and it contains some caffeine. The roasted seeds are very reminiscent of the taste of real coffee.

A substitute for late coffee

Carob powder melted especially as a substitute for coffee in milk. Although not really a late coffee, it is certainly a good substitute.

Enjoy your drink!

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