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Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much?

Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much?

Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much

Translators are essential in that they are integral and a catalyst in relaying knowledge and information across the world in their own right and their respective fields. They are essentially a bridge between different countries and cultures and a way to understand one another. 

One thing we observed about many of the translators we know is their constant and insatiable desire for a hot cup of coffee before and while they do their work. 

What is in a cup of coffee, and why do translators seem to love it so much? 


Coffee can increase energy levels.

When translators are rushing a deadline, one of their constant companions is a cup (or two!) of coffee. That’s because of the caffeine found in coffee, which studies have proven to increase energy levels in a matter of 45 minutes after consumption. After that, attentiveness is on a high, and translators are ready to meet their deadlines. 

Coffee can improve performance

Aside from giving translators an increase in their energy levels, coffee can increase memory, can lift mood and alertness, improving their overall productivity. The caffeine in the coffee breaks down the body fat and turns it into fuel. 

According to a study, coffee increases a person’s productivity by eleven up to twelve percent. This is why it makes sense that translators need coffee before they begin with their works!

Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much


Coffee can improve reaction times

Coffee also acts as a stimulant which makes translators more attentive and lively. 

What it does is as they drink the coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into their bloodstream, and as the circulatory system goes, the caffeine will travel to their brain, where it will fire up their neurons. Giving the translators excellent reflexes mentally and also improving their short-term memory. 

Coffee can aid in faster metabolism

Coffee does not only wake up the translators, but it keeps them slim, too! This is not common knowledge, but almost every mass-produced fat-burning and dietary supplement has caffeine in their ingredients. 

It is because caffeine is one of the most proven substances that helps boost metabolism by three to eleven percent!

As translators do their work sitting for hours, prolonged sitting can be harmful and cause many health problems, especially problems with their metabolism. Coffee, standing up, and doing a little stretching can help with that. 

Coffee can decrease the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

Sitting for prolonged periods, as the translators do, can slow their metabolism and, in turn, slow their insulin production, leading to type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, research has pointed to how coffee drinkers potentially have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future, up to sixty-seven percent reduced risk

Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much


Coffee can fight depression

Translators, just like any other profession, are prone to burnout and depression. Isolation, anxiety, difficulty in concentration, everyone is prone to that. They say tea is a hug in a cup, but coffee is a hug in a mug and makes things a little better. 

The best part is this anecdote is backed by science and research. In a study conducted by Harvard, it was seen that women who drink four cups of coffee and upwards lowers their risk of being depressed by 20%. 

Another study states that coffee drinkers are less likely to die by suicide. 

So, if you, too, are looking for a mood boost, be like a translator who loves coffee. But of course, there are several other factors that can contribute to less life stress – and one of  those is to manage stress itself better.

Coffee can lower the risk of cancer 

Like many people who are holed up sitting in an office, translators are more than likely to contract bowel cancer. That’s terrible news, but studies show that coffees have protective properties against two forms of cancer. The first one is liver cancer, and the second one is colorectal cancer or bowel cancer. 

People fond of drinking coffee can lower their risk of getting liver cancer by forty percent, and interestingly they also reduce the risk of getting bowel cancer by fifteen percent! 

Coffee can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke

Contrary to popular belief, coffee does not cause heart disease and aids in helping you prevent the condition in the long run, especially for women. Since heart diseases coincide with higher cholesterol levels, there are correlations to translators having to endure hours of sitting without standing up. 

Luckily, the demand for coffee when they work is paying off in the long run. Studies show that coffee drinkers lower their risk of heart disease, but also twenty percent of coffee drinkers also fare well in the future without having a stroke.

Coffee is a big source of antioxidants

The coffee translators are so fond of is probably healthier than both of your fruits and vegetables combined. This is because coffee is rich in antioxidants which defend against free radicals. 

Why Do Translators Love Coffee So Much


Coffee drinking for fun and pleasure

Inarguably the main reason why translators love coffee so much is for the pleasure and satisfaction caffeinated drinks give to them. 

Drinking coffee for fun releases dopamine which stimulates the part of our brain that makes us feel satisfied, alert, galvanized, and ready to take on the day. And you can’t say anything to one motivated translator.



Coffee has become the norm in every culture. Coffee breaks for translators equate to something akin to recess for kids— anticipated minutes to recharge before another long day of learning, in the translators’ case, working. 

Just remember that all these benefits stated in this article are gained when there is moderation. Like any other pleasure in this world, coffee has its limit, and you should know when to stop, and four cups can maximum, depending on your tolerance and activity levels.

Knowing what kinds of coffee are considered healthy is also essential, so doing your research about this is necessary. Last, this list of benefits goes for coffee that has no extras added, extras such as cream, sugar, or any flavored syrups. 

Other than that, go and have your cup of kopi, or café, or kaffee, or kофе, or kaffi, or kaffe, or coffee! 


This article was written by Rachael Taylor, coffee expert & author at Cuppabean.

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