Storia del Caffè

Storia del Caffè


The coffee beans are nothing but the seeds of a red fruit called "Drupa". There are many benefits that the researchers attribute to the coffee and make a drink unique. It is well known that coffee increases alertness, concentration, memory and improves mood. It also has antioxidant properties preventing heart disease and cancer, may also reduce the risk of asthma, of contracting serious degenerative diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Finally, drink a cup of coffee in the morning on an empty stomach seems to free his stomach from the remnants of an imperfect digestion and predisposes the organism to breakfast with an increased appetite. It is essential to remember that all these considerations are valid only to persons who have serious heart problems or who are not hypertensive.


Coffee is an evergreen shrub belonging to the Rubiaceae family, Coffea genus (80 species). The two main varieties are Arabica and Robusta. The Arabica variety grows between 600 and 2000 meters and has a low content of caffeine, while the Robusta variety grows between 200 and 900 meters and is characterized by a higher caffeine content.


The world's largest producer of Arabica coffee is Brazil (1/3 of the World poduzione) followed by Colombia and Guatemala. In Africa and particularly in Asia is produced but the Robusta variety.

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