Coffee is enjoyed by millions of people around the world every day.

This website is a science-based resource developed for health care and other professional audiences and provides the latest information and research into coffee, caffeine and health.

Coffee and the senses

The sensory experience when consuming a cup of coffee is one of the key aspects of the drink, providing unique aromas, tastes and flavours.

Coffee, caffeine, mood and emotion

Our topic update highlights the current body of research on coffee, caffeine and its potential impact on mood and emotion.


The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has released a recent video titled Coffee’s impact on mood and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sharing findings from a pan-European consumer survey which reveal that drinking coffee can help improve mood as the clocks go back for winter and the days get shorter and darker.

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This information is intended for healthcare professional audiences however, all these resources are freely available for media use.

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