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Good News For Coffee Drinkers: It May Protect Your Liver

By Heather Maloney
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center staff

Can't live without your morning cup of joe? That may be a good thing: more and more studies are pointing to the health benefits of our favorite caffeinated beverage, especially when it comes to warding off liver disease.
"The first study linking coffee and liver disease appeared about 20 years ago," says Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, a hepatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "The researchers discovered that coffee drinkers had lower levels of liver enzymes. Since then, many studies have shown that coffee is amazingly protective for the liver."

Original Article by Sirena Van Schaik

I have always loved coffee, and I can actually trace my love affair back to the age of 14 when I would sneak the occasional cup of coffee at my mom's restaurant when I was working. This long love probably explains why I am so short, both of my parents reached heights of 5'11 (mom) and 6 feet (dad) and I capped out at 5'5. Of course, it may not explain it at all.

The Key Words of Espresso

Like any other field, espresso has its own little language that you should know. Below is a small list of key words that you'll often hear when reading about anything espresso.

There's a bit of an art to making great espresso coffee, but not to worry!Before we explain how, what exactly is an espresso?

The name espresso is Italian in origin. It was first coined around 1900 and, loosely translated, means a cup of coffee brewed expressly (just) for you. Today, you will often find that people incorrectly pronounce or spell it "expresso." Many think that cappuccino and latte are the same as espresso (they aren't). What makes a true espresso?

How To Brew Coffee

The Equipment

Make sure that your equipment is thoroughly cleaned after each use by rinsing it with clear, hot water and drying it with an absorbant towel. Check that no grounds have been left to collect on any part of the equipment and that there is no build-up of coffee oil. Such residue can impart a bitter, rancid flavor to future cups of coffee.

The Coffee

Purchase coffee as soon after it has been roasted as possible. Fresh roasted coffee is essential to a superb cup of coffee. And purchase your coffee in small amounts -- only as much as you can use in a given period of time. Ideally you should purchase your coffee fresh every 1-2 weeks.