Interesting article today in Yuppie Food Connoisseur Daily…. I'm sorry, that's the New York Times… about the health benefits and risks of coffee.
Probably the most important effects of caffeine are its ability to enhance mood and mental and physical performance. At consumption levels up to 200 milligrams (the amount in about 16 ounces of ordinary brewed coffee), consumers report an improved sense of well-being, happiness, energy, alertness and sociability
Although in her cutesy introduction the writer, Jane E. Brody, makes the usual lazy journalist mistake of getting her coffee-Schulz-Starbucks-coffee timeline backwards, the meat of the article is good stuff. Check it out here.