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Why the World Fell In Love with Coffee Companies: Benefits of Coffee in Your Diet

A lot of cafes, coffee companies and shops seem to pop out everywhere like mushrooms. You can practically see at least one if not more in every establishment and mall. Some of them are even located in strategic places that emanate a unique aura to add up to the customer’s experience as ambience also plays a huge part in the food industry. This is very much evident in almost all places and cities all over the globe. People simply cannot resist the urge to get their early morning cup of delicious drink. Actor Hugh Jackman himself said that for him “the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”  But apart from being a feast of flavors, there too are numerous noted of benefits of coffee in one’s diet:

SUNNY AND BRIGHT: The caffeine in your coffee can ward off and squash depression all thanks to nor-adrenalin, dopamine and serotonin which are neurotransmitters found in our brains. So when you are feeling blue and lonely a cup of warm drink or maybe a tall frappe will help put a smile on your gloomy face.

HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN: Apart from the fact that it could be used as a good scrub when combined with honey, it has been proven that drinking at least a cup a day helps prevent skin cancer. So leave some off to drink later after your scrub. Okay?

BRAIN FOOD: Yes, coffee can make you smarter. It has been shown to give you a much needed boost to give you an increase in critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and perception. So when you feel like you didn’t get to charge enough brain power the night before, gulp down a cup! In fact it has been proven to ward off Alzheimer’s and dementia.

A HEART OF LOVE: Time and again we’ve heard many people say that heart ailments are a traitor. They often attack in the most unlikely circumstances and bring critical damage. Who would want that? No one of course! Luckily, experts have published in a study that coffee drinkers have lower risks of heart ailments and stroke.

coffeeBYE-BYE DIABETES: Combined with regular exercise and balanced nutrition, it has also been seen to reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetes, all thanks to coffee’s antioxidant compounds which help increase insulin sensitivity in cells.

THE ELIXIR OF ENERGY: “Drink coffee.” We get that a lot especially when you look so dopey eyed and languid. One of the many popular benefits of coffee is that it increases the fatty acids in your bloodstream making way for better physical stamina and endurance.

So you see there is no wonder why a lot of coffee companies, shops and cafes have come aboard.

What are the services of a Private Chef?

All of us probably heard it once or twice, some of us even more thanks to movies and reality tv, the general public came to know what a private chef is. Executives, business magnates, Hollywood stars and athletes often hire a private chef to prepare their meals. Why, because they are too busy to cook food let alone buy the ingredients, and of course they can afford to hire a private chef in London.

Client requirements for hiring the services of a private chef London

private chef in londonThe private chef services varies widely. In most cases the services depends on the clients requirements and to what extent do they need to chef for.

  • Do they need him to just cook, if yes then what food is it just entrees or a full course meal.
  • Do they need the chef to do everything from groceries to cleaning up the kitchen?
  • Are you going to do the groceries or do you need the chef to do it?
  • Do they want him to prepare just desserts or just entrees?
  • Is it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails?
  • Is it for just 1 meal, 1 day, or a full week
  • Is it a one time gig, weekly or a regular cooking job where in the chef is needed full time at the client’s home.
  • If a full time chef is needed will the chef stay in or live out?
  • What is the demographic of the people who will eat? Adults and/or kids?
  • Are there any special diets needed like gluten-free, low-calorie, low salt, low sugar, etcetera
  • Any food allergies in the family or with the guests?
  • Any religious food beliefs to note like Muslims don’t eat pork, or Jews need kosher meals and stuff like that
  • Any special requests like type of cuisine the client’s like, or type of food.
  • For how many people will the chef cook for.
  • If you are having a party, do you need a waiter to assist the chef to serve food and drinks?
  • Do you need a bartender to prepare drinks?
  • Does your kitchen have all the equipment necessary to prepare all the food? Oven, osterizer, food processor, blender, baking pans, mixer, dishes, double boiler, etcetera


All the services above have different fees, it all depends on the extent of services you need for the chef. If its just one romantic dinner anyone can afford it. So yes, a private chef London is not just for the rich and famous.