Coffee, why we like it so much



My last blog was about the espresso and how to make one etc. etc. It made me think, what is the appeal of being an avid coffee drinker?

After a nice shot of espresso I narrowed it down to three reasons. The first one obviously is the great taste of coffee. The second reason is the social factor that drinking coffee provides, and the third reason is that coffee allows us a time to refocus on our lives. I know, that sounds a bit bla bla, but hear me out.

Coffee and it’s reasons,

If you drink coffee once a week, or maybe two to three times a week, or maybe you’re like me and you drink coffee every day, then I’m sure we would all agree on this one statement. “We enjoy the taste of coffee.” We appreciate a great cup of rich, aromatic, eye opening coffee. A night out, eating in a restaurant, for me the coffee that you have after diner can make everything perfect. Humans have been enjoying the great taste of coffee for a thousand years so I believe this statement to be 100% accurate. If you disagree then maybe you are not an avid coffee drinker.

The social part

By Nature, human beings are social creatures and coffee shops and lunchrooms allow us to fulfill this need. Drinking coffee allows us to sit with friends and family and discuss various topics of our lives. Where else can you go and spend just a couple of euros, for your coffee of choice and spend a good hour or so talking with good friends. Add a couple of comfortable chairs and some good music and you’re set.


Drinking coffee also gives us a time to take a few moments to refocus on our lives. If you are by yourself, drinking a cup of coffee it gives you the opportunity of a few minute of relaxation. This is how it is for me, especially know, sitting in the garden. I think this is a perfect time when you can reflect on your past, present, and future. It might even be a time when we decide to make life changing decisions, such a career change, marriage, or having children or selling your restaurant!

Of course there are many other reasons why people enjoy drinking coffee but these three seem to be the most important reasons at this moment. You may agree or disagree with these reasons but again I believe one reason to be true. We enjoy the taste of quality coffee.

het heden