1 October 2020 – Here’s to Coffee!

1 October 2020 – Here’s to Coffee!

Yes, it’s a bit warmer, but most people still enjoy a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee sometime during the day. Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of life, including the coffee industry. Nevertheless, we’re still celebrating the entire coffee ecosystem and the connections that coffee allows around the globe.

We’re not just observing coffee but also everyone included from the farmers, baristas, roasters, to the wholesalers, the coffee shops and beyond. Coffee means so many things to people – energy, celebration, livelihood, friendship, joy, and so much more – and that’s what we’re honouring on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

The long history of coffee

In short, of course. 😉 This well-known drink’s properties were seemingly first discovered in Ethiopia, and the beans are actually the pits found in the coffee berry. Would you believe us if we’d say that a goat herder started experimenting with it after he’d seen the stimulating effects on his goats? Yip, this happened back in the 9th century!

In the 15th century, coffee drinking was widespread in the Arab region, which spread across Asia, then to Italy, across Europe and to the United States – and it’s finally made it our cups. It’s one of the biggest crops of today and therefore buying ethically grown coffee is major.

Let’s drink to coffee!

Before just gulping down your cup of coffee, inhale its aroma, tastes its full-bodied flavour, and appreciate its origin and story. There are obviously different types of coffee profiles which differs in strength and richness. But you can choose whatever your heart tastebuds desire from lattes, americanos, to cappuccinos – as long as you enjoy a hot cup of java!

With its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, this popular beverage also seems relatively healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases, but also embodies there benefits:

  • Can improve energy levels and make you smarter
  • Can help you burn fat
  • Can drastically improve physical performance
  • May lower your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • May protect you from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • May lower your risk of Parkinson’s
  • May protect your liver
  • Can fight depression and make you happier
  • May lower risk of certain types of cancer
  • Doesn’t cause heart disease and may lower stroke risk
  • May help you live longer

So where in Sandton can you relish on this wakey juice? Well, we thought you might ask that question! Here are all the coffee spots in Sandton Central to choose from:

  • Rockets Express at 24 Central – view their coffee menu.
  • Fournos Bakery at Benmore Centre – view their menu.
  • Motherland Coffee Company at Benmore Centre – view their coffees.
  • Mugg and Bean at Sandton City – view their menu.
  • Starbucks at Sandton City – view their coffee menu.
  • Wimpy at Sandton City – view their menu.
  • Seattle Coffee Company at The Marc – view their coffee menu.
  • Vida e Café in Sandton – view their coffees.

With so many choices (and benefits) International Coffee Day presents you with the perfect opportunity to make the most out of it. Enjoy Sandton coffee lovers!