Benefits of Coffee in College: Why it’s a vital part of daily college life

By Deondra Taylor, Contributing Writer

      Coffee is a staple of college life that is shown through movies and television shows that depict college life, which is no better expressed at Bloomsburg University than through our campuses two Starbucks and Java city. These are the hub spots for students meeting up with each other to hang out, go on dates and refuel on large cups of coffee.

     Did you know that drinking coffee comes with many benefits besides that extra boost of energy in the morning or late nights in the library? Here are some reasons why coffee is good for you:  

      One obvious benefit of coffee that every coffee drinker knows is that it keeps you awake. Everyone has had those nights where they had to pull an all-nighter and coffee is a blessing for those long nights studying or working on that 17-page paper.

     Coffee shops allow us to socialize with friends and meet new people. It is not a surprise that on college campuses, the Starbuckses and other local cafés are a popular meeting place for students.

     Though you can just hang out with some friends or have a study date with your class crush, you could also potentially meet some cool new people waiting for your large gingerbread latte at Starbucks.

      Coffee can also help keep you healthy because it is full of antioxidants that can keep your body healthy and can help elevate your mood. According to a study reported by Fox News from Chris Kilham, the antioxidants that are found in coffee possess “antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-platelet, anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities.” So, the next time someone says that “You’re drinking too much coffee” or “Coffee isn’t good for you,” you can tell them some of the benefits coffee has for your health.

      If you are trying to lose some weight from that Thanksgiving dinner, it has been proven that drinking coffee can help stimulate your metabolism to get rid of those last stubborn five pounds. According to bodybuilding.com, “Ingesting caffeine jumpstarts the process of lipolysis, which is when your body releases free fatty acids into the bloodstream. This occurs when your body is breaking down your fat stores to convert it into energy.” Though coffee can help you lose weight, be careful with how much you consume. Too much of anything can be bad for you.

     Coffee is and will always be an important part in almost every student’s life, whether it is to meet up with some friends, meet some new ones, keeping yourself up for late night projects or just simply wanting to enjoy a nice pumpkin spice latte. There is no arguing that coffee and coffee shops are a delicious staple of college life.