Coffee is pretty magical stuff. Seeing as it's International Coffee Day on 1 October, it seems only right that we blow its trumpet loud and clear.
In the past, the hot beverage has been credited with boosting happiness and even reducing liver damage.
According to the video above, coffee can reduce stress. Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation, and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress.
Coffee is also good for your liver. A study from 2006 showed that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day were 20% less likely to develop liver cirrhosis which can sometimes lead to liver failure and cancer.
Additionally, a study by the National Institute of Health found that coffee can make you happier. Those who drank four or more cups of coffee were roughly 10% less likely to be depressed than those who didn't drink it.
There's also the fact that it gets your bowels moving. According to the American Chemical Society, coffee affects 30% of people with its laxative effect. Here are a few theories as to why.
Need more reasons to stock up on the coffee beans? Watch the video above and prepare to be amazed.