Benefits of Coffee

13 Health Benefits of Coffee, Based on Science

1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat

3. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance

4. There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee

5. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

6. Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

7. Caffeine May Lower The Risk of Parkinson's

8. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver

9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier

10. Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke

12. Coffee May Help You Live Longer

13. Coffee is The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in The Western Diet

A Brief History of Coffee

Coffee HistoryThe most popular story of the discovery of coffee centers around a young goat herder named Kaldi in the Ethiopian province of Kaffa around the late 6th century. Legend has it that he noticed a strange restlessness in his flock after they had eaten the berries and leaves of an unknown plant.

Monks from a nearby monastery heard of this phenomenon, and after various trials discovered that by roasting, grinding and infusing in water the seeds of this plant, a unique beverage could be obtained. This beverage helped to keep them awake during long hours of prayer. Word of this special drink quickly spread and it was soon drunk in coffee houses in the far away holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Propagation of the coffee bean began in Yemen and was well established by the 15th century.

To protect this valuable export, Arabian leaders banned the export of fertile beans. Eventually, a pilgrim named Baba Budan smuggled some viable seed berries out of the country, then returned to his home in India sometime during the 17th Century. The first coffee plant to be taken to Europe was stolen by Dutch traders in 1616 via the port of Mocha in Yemen. The Dutch then set up plantations throughout their colonies of Ceylon, Java, Timor, Sumatra, Celebes and Bali. In time coffee was also produced in the West Indies, Latin America, Jamaica, India and Brazil, which today produces over 60% of the world’s coffee production.

The first coffeehouses began in Mecca and soon spread throughout the Arab world. The idea of coffeehouses, where anyone could go to discuss culture and conduct business for the price of a coffee, flourished in Venice, Paris, London and North America in the 1600’s. This culture is still alive and well today with billions of cups of coffee being enjoyed worldwide every day.

Co-Owner, Carol

Carol has been an entrepreneur most of her life, owning her own business and being a mother of two children. Purchasing a historic building and refurbishing has always been on her bucket list. She found the perfect project in Roseburg, Oregon. Remodeling the small building at 410 Jackson St., Carol and her sister Connie came up with the idea of a French coffee shop to occupy it. Throughout Carol's life, she's traveled to Europe. France always resonated with her and this was her opportunity to bring some authentic French flare to her cafe Roseburg. So, Le Petit Café was born, offering a place where you and your company can sit, relax, slow down, and enjoy European cuisine from local chefs and pastry artists.

Connie offers great insight due to being in the service industry her entire life. The restaurant has been built with love from the ground up by two women who genuinely want to create a place that inspires others and builds community.

Carol, has a real-estate in the state of Washington and a business degree. Her interest in fitness led her into teaching spin classes and yoga for more than twelve years. Through her study of yoga, she has been inspired by the teachings of love and kindness. She enjoys healthy eating, exercise, travel, and the arts. One of Carol’s goals in life is to give back. She hopes that through Le Petit Café, she can do that in the community of Roseburg. 

Her favorite quote is, “A lot of trouble never happens” - Mark Twain.

Co-Owner & Manager, Connie

Connie has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years doing everything from waiting tables, making drinks, to working in the kitchen. She's also has been in business for herself for 15 years as a licensed massage therapist. The opportunity of working and owning a café has always been a dream, so when the opportunity with her sister Carol arose, she jumped on board and has loved every minute of it. 

She has traveled Europe extensively enjoying different cultures and customs. She has spent a good portion of her life in Bend, Oregon, where she grew accustomed to all the outdoor activities that Bend has to offer. Connie’s lifestyle includes eating healthy, exercising regularly, and spending time outdoors as much as possible. She also loves experimenting with making healthy soups. Her motto in life is to live simple, eat healthy, and laugh a lot. 

Connie has been a coffee connoisseur for a while now and loves her mochas with quality chocolate that we'll offer at our café, come see... pets have always been a part of her life and so it was important for the café to offer a pupaccino to all the furry guests. 

 Her favorite quote is, “Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” - J.M. Barry