Over the past few weeks and months, there have been all kinds of speculation about COVID-19 and what will eventually cure it. Experts have encouraged social distancing and frequent hand washing as measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Others have touted sunlight or household cleaners as treatments for the disease. But here at Reveille, we only have one thing on the brain. Coffee. And we began to wonder: can coffee cure the Coronavirus?
The short answer is, of course, no. While caffeine may slightly ease respiratory distress, it is not an effective treatment for any respiratory illness. And while heat may combat the virus on surfaces, there is no way to drink a beverage hot enough to be effective without seriously injuring yourself. Despite what some others may claim, there is currently no cure for COVID-19. Social distancing, covering your face when in public, and washing your hands continue to be best practices for prevention, and treatment is best left in the hands of medical professionals.
This is not to say that there are no benefits to drinking coffee while you are social distancing at home. For one thing, hot drinks are almost universally soothing. Having a warm mug of your favorite coffee is a simple way to lift your spirits and calm your nerves during this time of anxiety and stress. It may not solve any of the world’s problems, but it can make us feel a little bit better about our ability to handle them.
For another thing, recent studies have shown coffee to have positive effects on your health. Among other benefits, consuming three to five cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease your risk of heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Coffee may improve memory, lift your mood, and provide you with essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and everyone’s favorite essential substance, caffeine. Plus, it tastes great, especially if your coffee comes from one of Reveille’s specialty providers.
At Reveille, we are committed to supporting not only our distributors and roasters but customers like you. For the time being, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or packaging, so you can rest assured that your favorite coffee is safe and that we are doing our part to keep our customers, employees, and partners safe. While things may not look the way they used to, we are still committed to providing ethically produced quality coffee directly from our partners to you.
We may not be able to cure the pandemic with our coffee, but we hope that it is a source of comfort and energy to you during these ever-changing times. Now it’s easier than ever to get great coffee directly from the growers to your door. You can purchase a variety of our best coffee right from the shelter of your home and we will ship to you anywhere in the world.
Stay safe, and enjoy your coffee. It might not cure the body, but we hope it warms your soul.