It’s one of the most sought after commodities in the world right up there with crude oil and natural gas. Whilst the former products are used to power cars, planes and industrial factories the humble coffee bean powers us human beings through the latest deadline, early morning, hangover or workout. In the UK it’s estimated that we consume 70 million cups of coffee each day. In recent years there has been a substantial growth in businesses specialising in coffee. The turnover for these outlets was 6.2 billion pounds in 2013, a 6.4% growth from 2012, and 800,000 Britons report visiting a coffee shop at least four times per week. This upward trend in the consumption of espresso style coffee substantiates the requirement to better understand the health implications of coffee, and the bioactive compounds in coffee.
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