Here we are again.  It’s been a few months since we last talked about the latest thing in coffee news.  But pretty much right on schedule, we have yet another fun tidbit about our favorite black drink.  Apparently, your genes play a huge role in your love or hatred of coffee.

Thanks to a study from the University of South Australia, there have been findings that your coffee consumption has a lot to do with your heart health.  Which, for the most part, has a lot to do with your genetics.  Basically, if you are someone who has higher blood pressure you tend to drink less coffee because of a genetic defense mechanism.

What I mean by this is that, according to this study, your body has its own way of protecting itself from over-consuming caffeine.  So, if you are someone who does not like coffee or caffeine it could be because you are subconsciously preventing yourself from having a bad reaction to caffeine.  Crazy, right?

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So, for us coffee lovers, this means the opposite.  Apparently, we are genetically capable of tolerating caffeine/coffee.  I am not complaining one bit about this.  My drive into work would not be the same without my thermos full of the black nectar.  Yes, I just called coffee that.  So what?

Goofy jokes aside I do find this study really fascinating.  Who would have thought that you could boil down a love or hate for something, like a caffeinated drink, by looking at your heart health and genetics?  The more you know, I guess.


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