Do you still remember your first cup of coffee? Did it taste terrible? too bitter? too hot? too much sugars you pour without tasting it first? A lot of peoples must had the same experiences. Believe it or not the first cup of coffee we try at first have a lot of influences on how we drink coffee in the present. And that still does not calculates the influence of baristas and coffee shops serving our first cup of coffee.
Back to the title, more coffee you drink, the happier yo will be. Is it true? How? or why drink coffee when you could had beers? well i’m not going to explain how the differences between coffee and beer because i rarely drink beer. I’m going to split the explanations into two part. First part i will explain from my experiences and what i learn in past 3 years. And second part is from science and what i read on the internet (with trusted source :D).
From my experiences: (i will explain it later :D)
- The coffee.
- The price
- The barista.
- The coffee shop
- The partner.
Two reasons: Scientists have known for many years that coffee stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine produces the euphoria and pleasant feelings that people often associate with their first cup of coffee in the morning. Many drugs that produce euphoria, such as cocaine, amphetamine and ecstasy, act upon dopamine in the brain. This action by coffee has always been an adequate explanation for why caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
When you first started drinking coffee, the arousal was all you wanted and also all that you got. Still, being more attentive and vigilant was all you needed to get through the day. As you continued drinking coffee your liver compensated for the additional chemicals in your diet by becoming more efficient at metabolizing the caffeine. Your brain also made some adjustments. Ultimately, you needed more and more coffee each day to achieve the same level of arousal and vigilance. While all of this was occurring, something else far more mysterious was happening inside your brain; caffeine had begun stimulating your brain’s endogenous marijuana neurotransmitter system. These biochemical adjustments introduced an entirely new level of pleasure to your morning cup of java. In addition, it made avoiding that third or fourth cup of coffee even harder to accomplish.
The effects don’t stop in your brain, but start to have an impact throughout your whole body. As you continue to consume more caffeine, you’ll feel jittery and have an increased heart rate. The caffeine in your coffee will block the breakdown of certain messengers throughout your body, including the pathway that signals a fight or flight response. So, go ahead and blame that one time you lashed out at your boss on all that coffee you consumed that day. This same response raises your heart rate and increases blood pressure to allow more oxygen to your brain
Coffee makes us feel so good because it is able to tap into virtually every reward system our brain has evolved. Hidden within that hot black silken elixir is a chemical that has taken over your brain by mimicking the actions of cocaine and marijuana. It’s too late, go ahead and have another cup; I’m going to.
If you’re concerned if coffee is good for you, remember this: caffeine is just like you and me, there’s some good in us and some bad. So, enjoy your daily dose.