3 Amazing Benefits of Coffee You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

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Here at Royal Cup, we’re driven to provide our customers with the highest quality coffees and teas. Our team members challenge themselves every single day to honor our more than 120-year tradition of excellence by giving our customers the beverage experience they deserve. We are not only motivated by the intrinsic benefits that our beverages bring our customers, but also by the health and wellness benefits they can deliver. For example, according to Mayo Clinic, “drinking green or black tea may reduce the risk of developing several cancers, including bladder, esophageal and pancreatic cancers.”

Coffee may also afford drinkers with a few extra benefits you probably didn’t know about!


One of the building blocks of coffee is polyphenols, a group of plant compounds that help make up coffee beans. Polyphenols are packed with antioxidants which have a variety of health benefits for coffee drinkers. Antioxidants are “substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation.” According to Mayo Clinic, “antioxidant activity associated with coffee has been linked to protective effects on multiple diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.” Whenever you feel like your diet could use an antioxidant boost, don’t hesitate to drink some delicious coffee!

Warm Personality Perception

A study by two Yale psychologists found that “experiences of physical temperature…affect one's impressions of and prosocial behavior toward other people.” Specifically, the study attributes such social actions to interpersonal warmth, which is the “constellation of traits related to perceived favorability of the other person’s intention toward us, including friendliness, helpfulness, and trustworthiness.” So, next time you want someone to have a good impression of you, remember to first put your best cup forward!

Potential Fountain of Youth

Recent studies claim evidence that drinking coffee actually could result in humans living longer. According to one study, drinking coffee “is associated with a reduced risk of death from various diseases.” Another study found that “drinking a lot of coffee is associated with a lower death risk in African Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and Caucasians.” A third study examined almost 500,000 adults’ coffee habits and longevity for over a decade. By the end of the study, “coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up.” Overall, whether these three studies’ findings are true remains unclear. Regardless, we do know for sure that the placebo affect is very powerful!   

As science and technology continue to progress, society will learn more and more about how coffee benefits our lives for both the long and short term. Our team will continue to stay on top of the most recent studies and technological innovations so that we can keep you informed, as well continue to provide you with the best cup of coffee possible.

In the meantime, we’re going to brew a fresh batch for the team and toast to a healthy 2019. Cheers!