How to love your coffee and be healthy

For those of you already following my blog, you will know that I love coffee. Some might say there are more coffee pictures on this foodblog than there are full-stops.
Cappuccino and Le Creuset

Cappuccinos just seem to taste better in Le Creuset

As much as it pains me to say this, and trust me it does, too much coffee can actually be a bad thing. If you agree with Jessica Sepel (which I tend to do because she is a health goddess and we should all just listen to her wisdom) coffee, in excess, can be problematic to an already stressed body. Unfortunately most of us live with excess stress as a result of the way we live our lives, rarely taking the much needed time to let our bodies relax and heal themselves.
”What problems Dom, what…WHAT?” I hear you ask – well here’s your answer. According the lovely JS Health,
“the caffeine can cause a rise in cortisol and adrenaline. And too much cortisol causes all kinds of hormonal issues – and weight gain around the midsection! (no thanks!). Too much coffee will also have a major impact on liver and digestive function”. If you are interested, you can read the rest of her article here.
That being said, all is not lost, as research has shown that moderate amounts of coffee is good for your health (and, let’s face it, vital to getting through most days.) My go-to from her list is a small flat white, I’m all about that silky micro foam life. Cappuccino froth freaks me out and it invariably ends up in a less that elegant heap on my saucer or in someone else’s cup. I am definitely a coffee snob, too, because I have to save my one cup allowance for something special. That being said, I definitely have those days where I wake up knowing that coffee will be the only thing getting me to the end of it. 

I made a list (because lists are great) of some of the best coffee spots in Cape Town, and also, some pictures of coffee… because coffee.

1. Truth Coffee Shop in Buitenkant street, their coffee is incredible and look, they even made it look like the sorting hat from Harry Potter, I mean, what more do you actually want from a cup of coffee?

Truth Coffee Shop one of my best breakfast spots in Cape Town, healthy food blog cape town

Truth Coffee Shop one of my best breakfast spots in Cape Town

2. Jason Bakery in Bree street, obviously. You can read my full review here.

Coffee at Jason Bakery in Bree Street

Coffee at Jason Bakery in Bree Street

3. Skinny Legs and All, Loop Street.

Coffee at Skinny Legs & All Best coffee shops in Cape Town

Coffee at Skinny Legs & All

4. Bootlegger, Seapoint. You can read my full review here.

Coffee at Bootlegger Best coffee in cape town

Coffee at Bootlegger

5. Superette in the Woodstock Exchange. You can read my full review here.

Coffee at Superette best coffee in cape town

Coffee at Superette

6. Origin Coffee Roasters.
Origin Coffee Roasters best coffee in cape town

Origin Coffee Roasters

7. Starlings, Belvedere Road, Claremont.

Coffee at Starlings Cafe

8. Vida e Cafe, always a solid bet for a lovely coffee and a friendly barista #moneyinthebox.

9. Knead Bakery.

Coffee at Knead Bakery best coffee in cape town

Coffee at Knead Bakery

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