Coffee and mental functions of man
 Coffee - one of the most popular drinks in the world - is valued not only for its great taste and refreshing flavor and useful properties. It is believed that it is the caffeine in coffee, energizes and contributes to a better functioning of the brain. However, the mental functions of man and his mood has an effect not only caffeine but also other useful substances contained in coffee. This discovery was made by a study conducted by research centers Nestlé, during which studied the effect of different types of coffee on the behavior and activities of the human brain

Impact coffee in humans, mainly due to the presence therein of caffeine. It relieves fatigue contributes to concentration, has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, it does not has marked effects on the cardiovascular system with moderate consumption (3-5 cups per day). However, caffeine - is not the only ingredient in coffee that has a positive effect on behavior and mental functions of man. This beverage contains a number of substances that have an antioxidant effect. These include chlorogenic acid, which has been the subject of research scientists from the Scientific-Research Center Nestlé *.

The study compared the effects of different types of coffee on the human mental functions: decaffeinated coffee with normal and elevated levels of chlorogenic acid (CA), coffee with caffeine and placebo. Participants test (elderly people - 39 people aged 53-79 years) daily consume about 3 cups of coffee a day and received a number of logical problems, and then to assess their mood and cognitive abilities. The study showed, as expected, that regular consumption of coffee with caffeine helped improve mood and attention compared to placebo and decaffeinated coffee. It has also been found that the decaffeinated coffee with elevated HC largely improves attention and reduces fatigue (relative to placebo and decaffeinated coffee with normal HC).

Thus, as a result of this study it was first discovered that the addition of caffeine and other ingredients contained in coffee, can improve mood and affect the behavior of factors associated with mood. You should not forget, however, that the above fact was discovered for the first time and therefore requires confirmation in further research.

Chlorogenic acid, among other acids - ferulic and caffeic, as contained in coffee, is a potent of antioxidants. As is known, the main role of antioxidants in the body - the neutralization of free radicals which are formed during oxidation, ultraviolet radiation and the other under the influence of adverse factors. Free radicals are dangerous because they can cause destruction of intracellular structures and the cells of the organism that may lead to the development of some serious diseases. Thus, the chlorogenic acid in coffee does not only affect a person's mood and improve brain function, but also help maintain health.

* The full version of the article about the study published in the journal Psychopharmacology: Cropley VL, Croft RJ, Silber BY, Neale C, Scholey A, Stough C, Schmitt JAJ. Does coffee enriched with chlorogenic acids improve mood and cognition after acute administration in healthy elderly? A pilot study. Psychopharmacology

History NESCAFÉ®

In the 30s of the twentieth century, Brazil is the largest coffee producer, has experienced a crisis of overproduction. Representatives of the Brazilian coffee institute appealed to the company "Nestle" with a request for assistance in the development of new products or new methods to store coffee, which would help to solve the problems of distribution of surplus coffee. A team of specialists "Nestle" under the direction of Max Morgenthaler for 8 years worked in laboratories in Switzerland to create a technology that allows special processing when the coffee beans, get instant natural drink that preserves the primeval taste and aroma of coffee.

In 1938 he was born the world's first instant coffee NESCAFÉ® (Nescafe). The name comes from a combination of two words: «Nestlé», name of the company and inventor, and «Café», in French - coffee. Ironically, the real success came to NESCAFÉ® during the Second World War. In just a few years NESCAFÉ® been exported from Switzerland to France, Britain and the United States. During World War II, he became the main drink of American soldiers and officers who carried the service in Europe and Asia.

By the early '50s was the coffee NESCAFÉ® choice of millions of young people who spent all his time in the cafe with a cup of "quick" coffee and listening to rock and roll.

Instant coffee NESCAFÉ® revolutionized and changed the traditional view of the consumption of coffee in the world. He became the favorite drink of millions of people.


Of the two main varieties of coffee beans - Arabica and Robusta - successively passing severe stage screening test, frying, blending, and, finally, the grinding and the manufacture of instant coffee by a classical method - spray drying - and novel method of lyophilizing - freezing of the coffee extract in vacuo at low temperature - the company today produces more than 140 types of coffee and coffee drinks.

Each variety has its own unique flavor and taste. In order to give a better quality of the manufacturing process of instant coffee brought to perfection - the entire production process takes 4 hours after roasting to packaging produced NESCAFÉ® banks.

Author: Lavrushina Lyudmila