Coffee Lovers Have Coffee Livers (And That’s A Good Thing!)

After 20 years of serving Kansas City the coffee they deserve, we know our Roasterie brew is of the highest quality. We love providing people with a product that they deeply enjoy, and at times we’re tempted to think we’re in the happiness business. We have all experienced how coffee lifts the spirit, but we’ve also been surprised by the growing field of research suggesting that coffee has multiple health benefits. While we won’t say we’re in the healthcare business, we are proud to be serving a product that enhances people’s lives in so many ways!

Coffee has been shown to boost metabolism, increase productivity and greatly lower the risk of Type II diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.  One recent development in the growing field of research is in regards to the liver. Essentially the body’s filtration system, the liver is an extremely vital organ for well-being.

Over time, consistently excessive drinking (also known as alcoholism) causes cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is the buildup of scar tissue on the liver, impeding its ability to function properly. Recent research suggests that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are 80% less likely to contract cirrhosis than those who don’t drink any coffee.

Liver disease affects millions of Americans every year. New research is suggesting that hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver disease, is offset by the benefits of coffee.  Research revealed that people who drank two or more cups of coffee a day had a 50% reduction in hospitalization and mortality from chronic liver disease.

We also want to stress that this research focuses solely on caffeinated black coffee. Adding tons of sugar and cream to your coffee will most likely offset the potential benefits that black coffee offers. While we hesitate to say that undoctored coffee can serve as your doctor, we cannot help but feel compelled to share the potential benefits coffee produces in our bodies. At The Roasterie, we’re about serving the Kansas City community. We’ve been doing it for 20 years, and we look forward to the next 20, and seeing all the health new research to come!