Coffee time

Hi. Do you like coffee? Do you feel guilty drinking it as we have been told repeatedly that too much caffeine can be bad for us? In fact, in moderation a couple of cups of coffee a day have been found to have significant health benefits. I was surprised to learn recently that, amongst other things, coffee can be good for your liver. This below is from The British Liver Trust website:

“A British Liver Trust report (published June 2016) ‘Coffee and the liver – the potential health benefits’ confirms coffee is good for liver health.

The report provides evidence that:

  • Regularly drinking moderate amounts of coffee may prevent liver cancer – the World Health Organisation has recently confirmed this reduced risk after reviewing more than 1,000 studies in humans
  • Coffee also lowers the risk of other liver conditions including fibrosis (scar tissue that builds up within the liver) and cirrhosis
  • Drinking coffee can slow the progression of liver disease in some patients
  • Beneficial effects have been found however the coffee is prepared – filtered, instant and espresso

However, it is important to remember that although drinking coffee may protect you from developing liver disease and can in addition help those who already have some degree of liver damage – the key messages for good liver health remain reducing the amount of alcohol we drink, eating a good diet, drinking plenty of water, doing regular exercise and keeping to a health weight.”

So I’m currently on a quest to find a decent cappuccino in Maidenhead town centre. I had the most disappointing small cappuccino at Costa coffee located downstairs in Maidenhead Odeon cinema recently. This has gone up (like everything these days) and now costs £2.95. Even though I sat inside they apologised for having to serve it in a takeaway cup, for some reason. It was at least half a cup of foam, a teeny weeny bit of coffee I reached eventually, no teaspoon to spoon out any of the foam, I’m not sure I even had any chocolate sprinkles. Quite frankly what is the point of a cappuccino without chocolate sprinkles I ask you? I will not be rushing back there for coffee.

My second attempt was at the New York Deli in the Nicholson’s centre in Maidenhead. Picture below.

This was much better 😊. I had a good amount of chocolate, foamy but not too much, a teaspoon was provided, a decent serving of liquid for a small/regular size. It cost £2.75. My only criticism was it was perhaps a bit too milky and could have been slightly stronger, but I do not like my coffee too strong and sometimes would be in the mood for it quite milky like this.

So this wasn’t bad but I’m still hunting for the best small/regular cappuccino to drink in in Maidenhead. Watch this space!

I was very surprised recently to find one of my original blog posts republished on another website under someone else’s name without having asked my permission. I do have copyright notices on my blog for a reason. I do not wish my content to be used elsewhere other than The Windsor Waffle. Kindly ask me before attempting to republish or link to my content elsewhere. So there! Got that off my chest.

I hope you’re all doing well. Apart from coffee I also quite randomly like hedgehogs.. I mean to look at rather than eat, obviously. I was pleased to receive a hedgehog bookmark and hedgehog socks from my mother in law for my birthday. So cute!

Have a good week everybody. I hope you have some great coffees and spot a hedgehog or two if you’re really lucky! My sister’s spotted some recently in her garden in the Cotswolds. 😊 Xx

Published by thewindsorwaffle

I love food and cooking (and eating). I live in Windsor, Berkshire with my husband David.

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