I was glad to see this morning on the Today show that a new study finds that 5 cups of coffee a day can extend your life . . . potentially, of course.
I knew this. That’s why I drink a pot or so a day, of course.
That’s why the guy at the local coffee shop says, “Tall brewed of the day?” Why my mom sends a Starbucks card every holiday. Why the cashiers at 7-11 know my name.
It’s like I’m a cast on Cheers, but instead of being well known in the town bar, I’m well known around town where they sell java. I’m sure this is better, of course.
Coffee drinking runs in my family. I remember relatives, including my mother, putting a pot of coffee on in the morning and keeping one on throughout the day. My grandfather and his sister both lived to be in their eighties, while their brother is now ninety something. So, I can see how coffee could be equated with good health.
So while the doctor does say you shouldn’t go out and start drinking coffee for its medicinal purposes, the study does show me that the coffee I’m taking in each morning, afternoon and, well, I do skip the evening hours, may not hurt me as much as some expect.
Happy Coffee Drinking Friday, Working Mothers!