Tuesday, 11 October 2011

National Coffee Day in the United States

The coffee culture in the United States of America is a strong one – the caffeine beverage seeps into many parts of daily life in the country. And just to celebrate the important role of coffee made in coffee machines in their culture, the Yanks have dedicated 29 September 2011 as National Coffee Day.

What does this mean in practice? Several well-known national eatery chains are encouraging the public to partake in a cup of joe but discounting or offering a free drink to customers.

Coffee is ingrained, to a certain extent, in the American psyche it would appear. In a recent survey, it was revealed that three out of every five Americans who took part in the survey confirmed that they needed a cuppa to kick start their day.

In another survey, it has been reported that some careers are more coffee-centric than others. Participants in the survey disclosed that they feel they need to have a good dose of caffeine to make it through the day. Top of the list were scientists and those technicians who work in laboratories, followed by professionals in the marketing and public relations industry, then administrators or educators.

There have been various surveys which concentrate on the scientific effects of coffee on the body too. One of the most recent ones sought to investigate the connection between depression and caffeine consumption. According to a published report, women who drank between 2 and 3 cups of coffee made using coffee machines each day were statistically less likely to be depressed (although more research is necessary to go into more detail on the subject).

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