If you can't imagine going a day without a trusty cup o' joe, well, come sit by me. We'll have a latte (not a little, *ba-dum TISH*) together. But you should also know that the different kinds of coffee you drink can affect your brain in different ways. Don't worry; I'm not about to tell you to give up your beloved morning brew. Should a coffee ban ever be issued, I'll be right there alongside you as we have the hot mugs pried from our overcaffeinated clutches. As such, I'm happy to report that this is coffee news of the beneficial variety.
According to recent studies out of Japan, the aroma of certain types of coffee beans can stimulate the brain's alpha waves — the same waves that spike when you're in a relaxed state. To prove this, scientists monitored participants' brain waves while they sniffed a bunch of freshly-brewed coffee. Yes, please! Someone sign me up for all the jobs in which massive coffee consumption is a fringe benefit.
Read more here: http://www.bustle.com/articles/131762-does-the-kind-of-coffee-you-drink-matter-heres-how-different-brews-affect-your-brain