Among the contents that make up coffee are antioxidants which are beneficial for the protection of the cardiovascular. According to research, this helps in reducing the susceptibility of an individual to diabetes which is one of the major hearts disease risk factor. However, coffee also increases homocysteine levels in our blood systems, which in turn have negative effects on our aorta (Chu, 2012). Generally, one would say that when a risk factor is researched, on and the negative, positive effects flip back and forth like in this case, the is safe to assume that the harm or benefit is pretty minor. Do I ever question the existence of coffee or even stopped to wonder what it contains? Of course, I have. Coffee is not a new phenomenon and is quite a popular drink among most people globally. Its popularity currently is often associated with the different popular coffee outlets such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean. As you take your coffee, do you ever stop to marvel at what exactly it is that your body is consuming? In the past, most people were highly pessimistic about whether coffee actually has any health benefits, but researchers finally put our doubts at rest. Most people simply take coffee in order to quench their thirst without even realizing the actual health benefits that come when one regularly takes two to three cups of coffee daily (Mendelson,2009). The image below shows a varying range of coffee available at Starbucks. The main components that make-up coffee are caffeine and antioxidants.