Since the Middle Ages, and its origins in the luxury coffee houses of the Middle East, this mysterious, complex, stimulating beverage has provoked love and fear. Considered by some to be a cure-all, coffee has always aroused scientific interest.
Today, experts agree that moderate coffee consumption of up to 4- 5 cups per day is not associated with detrimental effect on health and may thus fit within a balanced and active lifestyle.
Coffee engages the
senses and emotions
When roasted, every single coffee bean releases hundreds of different aromas. That’s why the taste and aroma of NESCAFÉ is so complex. We use only carefully selected coffee beans to deliver a unique experience with every cup.
The intriguing complexity of coffee means it can deliver a whole range of emotional benefits that go beyond taste - from stimulation to relaxation to refreshment, and beyond.
Water is the main ingredient in a cup of coffee. A typical 200ml cup of coffee corresponds to 10% of your average daily fluid requirement (It is recommended that we consume between 1.5-2 litres of fluid per day).
Coffee can thus contribute in a pleasurable way to your daily needed fluid intake.
The fluid in your cup of coffee contributes to your daily fluid balance and is recognised as an important dietary source of fluid by the British Dietetics Association, Department of Health and British Nutrition Foundation.Staying hydrated is important for health and well-being.
Fiction: Coffee is
Fact: Recent reports have highlighted the calorie and fat content of some popular coffee drinks and this has led to the notion that coffee is fattening.
In fact, a cup of black coffee is fat free, sugar free and calorie free; one mug of black coffee provides just 1 calorie. Even with the typical addition of semi skimmed milk it contains around 19 calories and, even in white coffee with one teaspoon of sugar the energy content is only around 34 calories.
Did you know that NESCAFÉ provide Skinny options in both our DOLCE GUSTO® and CAFE MENU® range of products? These products contain less fat compared to the standard varieties.
Coffee comes from a plant which grows between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. These plants have little white flowers similar to jasmine, which in time turn in to green, then scarlet cherries. Inside each of these cherries there are two coffee beans. Next time you pick up a jar of your favourite NESCAFÉ pure and soluble coffee, remember the only ingredient is coffee. 100% pure coffee. Nothing artificial is used. Quite simply NESCAFÉ coffees are made either from
- a blend of two types of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta e.g. NESCAFÉ ORIGINAL, NESCAFÉ GOLD BLEND®, NESCAFÉ GREEN BLEND®
- or pure Arabica coffee beans e.g. NESCAFÉ ALTA RICA® or NESCAFÉ CAP COLOMBIE®. See the table below for
typical nutrition information.
There is around 75mg of caffeine in a cup of soluble coffee.
Moderate caffeine consumption from all sources is considered to be up to 400mg per day.
For those who are pregnant they can safely enjoy up to 200mg of caffeine (the amount found in 2-3 cups or 2 mugs of coffee) per day as advised by the Food Standards Agency.
Remember that caffeine is also found in tea, some energy drinks, chocolate and some medications, for examples see the table below.
Antioxidants are an
important part of
Antioxidants occur naturally in plant based foods and can also be made by our bodies. The good news is that antioxidants are found in a number of food and drinks. Some of the best known antioxidants in food and drinks include vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and polyphenols.
Antioxidants are believed to help fight against everyday cell damage. Cell damage can be caused over time by an excess of substances called free radicals in the body. Excess free radicals can occur as a result of exposure to a number of external factors including UV light, cigarette smoke, pollution and even exercise.
There are many foods and drinks we have each day that contain antioxidants:
– All fruits including berries, citrus fruits,
apricots, and red grapes
– All vegetables including broccoli, spinach,
– All nuts and seeds including walnuts,
pistachios and hazelnuts
– Including coffee, tea, fruit juice and red
The even better news is that coffee can be a major contributor to daily antioxidant intake. Even in countries where, like ours, more cups of tea are drunk than coffee, coffee has been shown to be one of the biggest contributors to overall antioxidant intake.
You can also try NESCAFE GREEN BLEND which contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant only found in plant based foods. As NESCAFE GREEN BLEND is a blend of green and roasted coffee beans, it contains particularly high levels of polyphenol antioxidants. Clinical studies show that polyphenol antioxidants in coffee are absorbed by the body and may help protect the body’s cell from day to day damage.