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Does Coffee Really Make You A Better Person?

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bill-swift - December 30, 2015

Coffee makes you a better person. At least, that's what many articles say. We all know and enjoy the caffeine rush we get from the hot brown sludge, but there is much more to it than that. Caffeine is a vascular dilator, which increases blood flow to the brain and organs. Because your brain is getting more oxygen, your mind is more focused. That's why we Egotastic! bloggers drink it like a dope fiend at Charlie Sheen's house in order to bring you the latest news on chicks and awesomeness. Studies show that it combats cancer, heart disease, asthma, and alzheimer's disease. It also causes your brain to release endorphins, adrenaline, and dopamine in your brain which make you happier. So, I guess it does make you a better person, right? B.S.

Have you been in a Starbucks lately? Everyone in there looks pissed off all the time. It can't just be because they just paid $5 for a latte either. I live in New York City, a place in which you can literally get a cup of coffee every 10 feet. This is a city where I once saw a business man steal a bagel from a homeless man. While coffee certainly increases productivity and mental acuity, this does not equate to moral or social betterment. If you are an a-hole, coffee will simply make you a wired a-hole. If the solution to all ethical dilemmas was simply "drink more coffee", they would have invented Dunkin Donuts thousands of years ago.

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