If this Sunday’s event and the potential Monday morning post-St. Patrick’s Day hangover were not reasons enough to begin exploring Chattanooga’s offering on the local coffee menu, perhaps a decreased risk of stroke will tip you over the edge.
NPR program “Morning Edition” reported Friday that an American Heart Association study has discovered that a cup of coffee a day can be linked to a noteworthy decreased risk of stroke: 20 percent.
A cup of green tea was found to have the same effect.
Yoshihiro Kokubo, MD, of the Department of Preventive Cardiology at the National Cerebra and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, conducted the study over a 13-year timeframe and sourced data from 82,369 female and male participants.
He explained that though specific compounds in green tea, such as catechins, have anti-inflammatory effects, compounds inherent to coffee affect the brain’s mechanisms as related to the risk of stroke in different ways.
More interested in switching up your morning routine to include a local cup of café now? Preferably of the local variety?
Herein is your guide to local shops and roasters:
—Cadence Coffee Company, located at 16 Patten Parkway
—The Camp House, located at 1427 Williams St.
—Chattz Coffee, located at 1010 Market St.
—Greyfriar’s Coffee and Tea, located at 406 Broad St.
—Mean Mug Coffeehouse, located at 114 W. Main St.
—Pasha Coffee and Tea, located at 3914 St. Elmo Ave.
—Rembrandt's Coffee House, located at 204 High St.
—Stone Cup, located at 330 Frazier Ave.
—Thrive Cafe, located at 191 River St.
—Velo Coffee Roasters, located at 509 E. Main St.
Greyfriar’s Coffee and Tea, Rembrandt's Coffee House, Stone Cup and Velo Coffee Roasters all roast their coffee on-site.
In addition, Bonlife in Cleveland is both a coffee house and roasting company.