Drink coffee!

Drinking ordinary coffee is a simple pleasure, but now the latest studies on coffee show a strong association between coffee drinkers and longevity! (ST 12/7, pg A18. )Yes, coffee drinkers appear to live longer compared with non coffee drinkers.

For decades coffee was considered an unhealthy drink.  I was drinking coffee regularly and of course was worried. However a colleague pooh poohed the whole thing. She said her father-in-law was a coffee addict and drank coffee every day like water. He passed away at age 88years!

My favourite brew is kopi-O lightly sweetened with raw sugar. Sip it hot. Refreshing!  If at coffee shop I will order coffee sweetened with condensed milk.  Delicious!

Great news about coffee prolonging life.

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15 thoughts on “Drink coffee!

  1. I used to be a tea person. But as I grow more matured, I have come to enjoy my coffee with fresh milk, which I drink every morning on weekdays in the office as we have the Nespresso machine in the office. Anyone has the same problem with me that is I can’t drink coffee after 3pm or I will be tossing and turning in bed, eyes round round. Now that coffee is beneficial to our health, it’s a bonus!

  2. I started drinking coffee way back when l was in secondary school. My mother would make a big pot of coffee. I would have a cup of coffee and 2 half-boiled eggs before leaving for school.

    It has become an ‘addiction’. I just don’t feel right if l don’t start my day with a cup of coffee.

    Yes Carly, l have the same problem as you. I don’t drink coffee after 5pm or l would be tossing and turning like roti prata at night, not being able to sleep.

    Glad that drinking coffee is linked to longevity!


    • Hi Kristy, nice to hear from you. Haha! When that happens, I will pull my trolley to NTUC supermarket and jalan jalan or I bake a cake. Don’t want to be a roti prata on my bed ????????????

  3. Hi Carly and Kristy
    Thanks for sharing your coffee drinking habits. Coffee used to keep me awake and that was how I started drinking it, but now it has no such effect on me.

    Actually I was thinking of cutting down on coffee and switching to green tea when the good news about coffee appeared. Now I try to take kopi-o kosong to get the longevity effect as well as to lose weight. :)

    • My pleasure Jassmine. Huh? Lose weight? You are already slim. Drink coffee for its health benefits. Me too, I like my kopi or teh kosong.

  4. Dear Jassmine, Carly n Kristine,

    Coffee used gives to me d spark, without d “must hv” in d morning I m listless….n true as years goes by I need stronger n stronger coffee to keep me alert…than my stomach n heart begin to protest so I tried “cold turkey” to give it up but I cud not find a alternative to replace my morning drink. So now have to make do with “Robert Timmn” coffee which does not give me d “high” hahaha…initially any caffeine drinks after 3 pm will keeps me awake, now it is as early as 1 pm.

    I use to do my emails etc. in d dark when I cud not sleep until my eyes hv issues. I think d blue light on our smart phone weaken d eye immune systems n I contracted conjunctivitis which takes a long time to heal so now whenever I could not sleep I said d rosary …..

    • Hi Freda,
      Nowadays, I function not as well if I miss my cup of coffee in the morning. So if ever you meet the cranky me, you know what I have missed in the morning. Oh dear, I play with my phone in the dark too. Better stop doing this.
      Nowadays, if I want that coffee after 3pm, I take the decaf one, but of course there is not much kick in it. But better than no coffee.

    • Lol, Freda!

      Can’t help joining in this interesting thread and recount my own experience with coffee or tea.

      My coffee/tea curfew time is 3.00 pm and I’m not a regular coffee drinker, the most being just one cup in the morning when I need it to accompany my occasional bread/biscuit breakfast.

      One night at dinnertime, I forgot about my sensitivity to caffeine and drank one whole glass of the Chinese tea. Of course my eyes and brain went into hyper mode the whole night without sleeping a wink. Sure hilarious that Carly goes grocery shopping at NTUC, but hey thanks, that’s given me an idea if I have sleepless nights again. As for me, I cleared my wardrobe and drawers and threw out old things – thank goodness for my sleepless night to do such productive work and all ready to greet the morning sunset and ready to work!

      Have a good day, folks.

  5. Carly, do you want me (roti prata) with fish curry, chicken curry or mutton curry?

    When l can’t sleep at night, l would watch Korean drama. Would feel lousy the following day.

    If l want a cup of hot drink after 5pm, l would drink Milo kosong.

    • Hahaha Kristy, I like mine with sour fish curry. And me too, I Like my Milo O kosong after no-coffee hours.

      Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Friday!

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