A Pharisäer (Danish: farisæer), meaning a Pharisee, is an alcoholic coffee drink that is popular in the Nordfriesland district of Germany. It consists of a mug of black coffee, a double shot of rum, and a topping of whipped cream. In 1981, a court in Flensburg ruled that 2 centilitres (0.70 imp fl oz; 0.68 US fl oz) of rum were not sufficient for preparing a genuine Pharisäer.
Black coffee is said to contain 0 calories and consuming it on an empty stomach can reduce weight as it stimulates the metabolic activity. It also reduces the fat cells when consumed after a meal. This is due to the presence of antioxidants and chlorogenic acids which enable weight loss. This particular acid happens to be present in black coffee which is also a rich source of caffeine. It plays a role in the absorption of glucose into the blood stream; this reduces the absorption of fat.
Drinking more coffee is linked to a lower risk of depression, according to a review of 26 studies published in Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry in 2016. For each cup of coffee consumed per day, the risk of depression decreased by 8 percent, the researchers found. However, it's worth noting that too much caffeine can cause problems in people who also suffer from anxiety, negating any beneficial effects the coffee can have on depression risk.