The Health Benefits of adding Coffee to your Morning Routine

Coffee has always been part of our daily life – My husband is never far from the coffee machine and our home often smells of that wonderful freshly brewed coffee smell. But, did you know that there are actually a lot of health benefits to drinking coffee?

For years now I’ve been hearing about how coffee can really add to our diet – as long as we don’t drink it in excess and stick to a maximum of 3-4 cups a day. Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants and appears to be protective against liver cancer as well as potentially lowering the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes. The more I’ve read, the more I’ve realised that coffee really is a worthwhile part of any healthy, balanced diet.

There are so many day to day benefits to drinking coffee as a single cup contains so many nutrients – it’s amazing how much goodness makes it all the way from the coffee bean into that morning cup of coffee.

Amazingly, coffee can improve your physical performance too, as caffeine stimulates the nervous system causing it to send signals to your fat cells to break down body fat as well as increasing adrenaline levels in the blood. Add the fact that coffee is one of the few natural substances that has been proven to aid fat burning and you can see why it makes sense to have a coffee half an hour before you hit the gym – getting the most out of every workout and cementing itself as a really great addition to any morning routine. 

I know, like many people, that I often feel lethargic, especially at this time of year, but coffee can help you feel less tired, more alert and increase your overall energy levels. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant which can improve your energy levels, mood and even your brain function – it could even make you smarter!

My husband has been drinking coffee for years and it’s always part of our morning routine – with us all sitting around the table, the children drinking juice and eating croissants or cereal and Hubby having his first coffee of the day. Even on the weekend, with us all lounging around in our pyjamas, the coffee machine will be one of the first sounds we hear – so familiar to all of us.

Over the years we’ve had so many different types of coffee in our home – from beans to ground and from countries all over the world. Coffee has been a complete fixture in our lives. But at the moment we’re enjoying Cru Kafe’s coffee beans, our latest find.

Cru Kafe create really high quality organic, fairtrade coffee – ground coffee, beans and even Nespresso compatible pods that are even recyclable. It’s great that Cru Kafe go the extra mile to make sure their coffee not only tastes great but does as little harm to the environment environment as possible and has good ethics too – it’s lovely to invest in brands that really do what they can to give back.

There are so many reasons why we love the Cru Kafe coffee beans. They are small-batch roasted once a week to make sure that the coffee is always the best quality and it means that Dave gets the nicest cup of coffee in the morning and we all get to appreciate a house full of that wonderful fresh coffee aroma. I don’t think we have ever experienced coffee beans so fresh before.

Coffee is definitely a staple part of our day and it’s nice to know that not only does Dave’s morning coffee taste great but it has so many health benefits too. You can rest assured that your regular morning coffee isn’t just a habit but something that really does add to your diet – you can drink happily in the knowledge that coffee really is worth drinking.

The lovely people at Cru Kafe have given me a lovely discount code for you to make use of. Just pop over to their site and use code CRU-DONNA for £5 off your first order of £20 or more. That’s a whopping 25% off!

Disclosure: We were sent the above coffee beans to feature in this post and compensated for our time however all opinions are my own.



  1. November 8, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Now I feel a whole lot better about grabbing a coffee today…off to find a delicious one in-between the days meetings!!

  2. November 8, 2017 / 9:24 am

    As soon as I get home from the school run I always make myself a coffee before I start work as it does seem to make me so much more alert and ready to work. Plus at the moment it’s a brilliant way to warm up! So good to hear about the health benefits as I’m definitely not giving up coffee ever 😉

    Stevie x

  3. November 8, 2017 / 9:29 am

    The husbeast loves coffee, but we have a different machine!

  4. November 8, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Yay to coffee! I adore my coffee and can’t function without it now 🙂 Love this. Jess xx

  5. iain maciver
    November 8, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    all of them

  6. November 8, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Great to hear about the health benefits of coffee, it gets too much bad press and everything in moderation is good in my book. Mich x

  7. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 8, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Intense love strong smooth coffee

  8. November 8, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I couldn’t live without coffee! It is my fuel 😏

  9. Solange
    November 8, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Light Roast.

  10. November 9, 2017 / 8:48 am

    I’ve always loved coffee over tea and often treat myself to one when I’m out with the toddler. It’s just an amazing smell!

    I’d probably like to try the Sierra Nevada as I’m always keen to try something that bit different. It’s also interesting that they stock nespresso pods! Never seen an online coffee stockist do that before.

  11. Sandra Bald
    November 9, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Really looking forward to trying the light roast, however they all sound good

  12. frances hopkins
    November 9, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    The Light roast I don’t like coffee too strong

    November 9, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I would like to try Dark Roast.

  14. Leila Benhamida
    November 9, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Decaffeinated coffee. Love the sound of an organic range

  15. jules eley
    November 9, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Light Roast would be lovely

  16. Lorraine Stone
    November 10, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I would like to try the dark roast.

  17. Graham Ross
    November 10, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I would like to try Dark Roast.

  18. Chrissy Harris
    November 11, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I would love the intense roast as I love a strong coffee in the morning

  19. Fiona King
    November 11, 2017 / 9:45 am

    The dark roast

  20. Emma
    November 11, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    The Light Roast!

  21. Ritchie
    November 11, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Dark Roast

  22. Kerry Kilmister
    November 11, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I would most like to try the Intense love strong smooth coffee

  23. Kim Neville
    November 12, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Light roast

  24. Jade Pawley
    November 12, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    The Dark Roast sounds absolutely wonderful!

  25. Claire glace
    November 13, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Like me……….Intense x lol

  26. Joanne Beale
    November 13, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Would love the Intense

  27. claire woods
    November 13, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    light roast

  28. Tanya Deliyska
    November 14, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I would love to try the CAJAMARCA blend.

  29. Carole Nott
    November 15, 2017 / 10:12 am

    The light roast sounds delicious – great giveaway

  30. jo liddement
    November 18, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Cru Kafe Intense looks very nice

    November 18, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    the light roast x

  32. Naomi Buchan
    November 19, 2017 / 12:24 am

    The intense dor me 🙂

  33. Sarah Austin
    November 19, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Dark roast for me!

  34. Allan Fullarton
    November 19, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Light Roast for me.

  35. Allan Wilson
    November 19, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    The Dark Roast for me.

    November 19, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I would try the light roast first, I’m not a huge coffee drinker

  37. Mary H
    November 20, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I’d love to try Intense love strong smooth coffee

  38. Stevie
    November 21, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I would go for the dark roast with just a splash of milk.

  39. alison fisher
    November 21, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    dark roast me and hubby love a good strong full bodied coffee

  40. Kristin Burdsall
    November 21, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Sierra Nevada sounds interesting!

  41. Pauline Wilson
    November 21, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I like a strong coffee so the Intense blend sounds like the one I would like best

  42. Rachael Sexey
    November 21, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    All of them, I love coffee ☕

  43. Diana
    November 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Light Roast 🙂

  44. Adrian Bold
    November 21, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I would like to try the Dark Roast the most.

  45. Rich Tyler
    November 22, 2017 / 12:03 am

    The Intense

  46. paula cheadle
    November 22, 2017 / 1:12 am

    I’d love to try Intense coffee

  47. Gemma Massey
    November 22, 2017 / 6:29 am

    I’ve just bought a coffee machine so this would be amazing I’d love to try the light roast I think first x

  48. Jodie Hailstone
    November 22, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Light Roast

  49. Ruth Harwood
    November 22, 2017 / 10:08 am

    The dark Roast xx

  50. Nancy Bradford
    November 22, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I’d like to try the intense roast – looks nice 🙂

  51. Natalie Crossan
    November 22, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Light Roast xxx

  52. Tammy Neal
    November 22, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Light roast sounds divine xx

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