Live longer with Coffee!

I Have slurped my way through tens of thousands of Cups of java, built, managed and sold an early Costa franchise and made coffee one of the main profit providers of the pubs that I built in the 90’s… so I consider myself to be on the boarder-line of an expert when it comes to coffee.

I drink 3-5 cups per day (usually with frothy, hot milk) and according to recent claims made by a number of reputable institutions in the Annals of Internal Medicine, I should be at a much less risk of some seriously horrendous diseases such as Cancer and heart disease.

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The study pitched people into 5 categories ranging from non-consumers to high consumption (above 480ml a day) and looked at their health records and causes of death. It then considered other lifestyle practices that could affect the study (smoking, body mass index, alcohol etc) and released quite interesting results.


It turns out that:

Men who drank the most coffee had a 12% lower risk of death than non-consumers. (me) Which pleases me no end. Similarly, women who drank the highest amounts of coffee had a 7% lower risk of death that non-consumers who drank coffee.

That figure is overall death because some diseases scored much higher for coffee drinkers than non-coffee drinkers. For example:

Men high-consumers (still me) have a whopping 59% lower risk of death from digestive disease, while Women also fared well here; with 40% low risk of death from digestive disease.

Women also came out on top in some areas with high coffee consumers versus non-consumers having a 30% lower risk of death from cerebrovascular disease and 22% lower risk of death from circulatory disease. But overall had a greater risk of dying from cancer, the more coffee they drank.

There has of course been some conjecture surrounding these results with some parties claiming that funding from the research may have come from some of the larger chemical companies who provide grants for the researchers. This has of course been denied by the authors of the papers.

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For me, coffee is a daily treat that I live for and it seems that my daily dose of Joe may actually be keeping me alive just that little bit longer… enabling  me to buy more coffee!


Below you’ll find a selection of my favourite independent Coffee shops




6 Degrees Coffee House

108 London Rd, Leicester LE1 6AS


The Coffee Counter – Leicester Coffee Roasters

23 Bowling Green St, Leicester LE1 6AS


Bread & Honey

15 King St, Leicester LE1 6RN


Dolce & Verde

14 Woodgate, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7LJ




Wired Cafe Bar

42 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2EG


Outpost Coffee Roasters

2 Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LG


The Coffee House of Nottingham

3 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD


The Specialty Coffee Shop

50 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ




Stephenson Tea And Coffee House

11-19 Stephenson Pl, Chesterfield S40 1XL


Koo Coffee & Deli  

475A Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 3AD


Lawrie’s Bistro and Coffee House

3 Chesterfield Rd, Dronfield S18 2XA


Blu Bistro & Coffee House

370 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 2DQ




Made By Jonty

363 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sheffield S11 8ZG


Upshot Espresso

355 Glossop Rd, Sheffield S10 2HP


Steam Yard

Unit 1-2 97, Aberdeen Court, 95-101 Division St, Sheffield S1 4GE


Tamper Coffee

9 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield S1 4GH

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