5 Health Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee – Why Is Cold Brew Better than Drip Coffee

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Cold Brew Filter BagCold brew, drip, or espresso, any sort of brewed coffee is good for us in moderation. There are numerous health benefits from drinking coffee. Coffee can boost the athletic performance, reduce risk of: diabetes, colon cancer, gall stones, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as improve the liver health. Cold brew, however, is particularly beneficial to our health, while reducing some of the side effects associated with consuming coffee. This is because the chemical profile of coffee brewed with cold water is different. I am not saying you should stop drinking your daily espresso, if your body agrees with it.… Read more

Coffee Hurts My Stomach – How to Deal with Stomach Pain from Coffee

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Coffee Hurts my StomachMany people get stomach pain from drinking coffee, and they think there is nothing to be done. Some stop drinking coffee completely, some lower the consumption, and some will just suffer in silence. The reality is that you don’t have to suffer; there are a few ways to minimize the impact of caffeine on your stomach.

The most efficient ways to avoid stomach pain, while enjoying a decent cup of joe, are low acid beans, decaf, (or half decaf), milk addition, selective brew type, and specific roast levels. There are three other simple tips to avoid coffee related stomach aches.

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Coffee: From Seed To Cup

World Coffee Consumption Infographic

World Coffee Consumption InfographicAs a commodity, coffee is bought, traded and consumed all over the world. In fact, it is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. The process of producing coffee is quite complex which results in the coffee production being one of the most labour intensive industries in the world. Each coffee harvest changes from year to year. It is safe to say that the journey of the coffee bean is a long and adventurous one! From growing to harvesting, processing to roasting right down to brewing, each step of the process is highly variable and differs hugely from country to country.

Coffee is mainly produced in tropical and subtropical countries like Colombia, Ethiopia and Brazil usually no more than 1,000 miles from the equator and will grow at altitudes between sea level and 7,000 feet. In order to produce the finest coffee possible, attention to detail is vital for each process. The international coffee supply chain is a multifaceted trade network and there are several steps that must be taken to turn the coffee bean of the seasonal fruit into a consumable (and tasty!) product. But where does it go from there? Espresso Works has created this infographic that looks at each step of the coffee process.

Coffee from Seed to Cup Infographic

The Journey of Coffee Infographic

Coffee Culture From Around the World – The Must-Visit Cities for Coffee Lovers

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For centuries people have been drinking coffee. It’s a global phenomenon. In its simplicity in its raw state to its ubiquity in almost every culture, coffee has a huge range of forms throughout the world. Caffeine was first found in Ethiopia in the 17th Century and has spread around the globe since then. From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, coffee culture is huge and diverse. In fact, the first coffee shop was opened in Istanbul, Turkey and came to Europe not long after.

Coffee is roasted, brewed, and drunk in a baffling variety of ways worldwide. Whether you like it bitter or sweet, there’s many reasons why coffee is the world’s favourite drink. For many it’s a much needed pick-me-up every morning, for others it’s a satisfying drink in the late evenings.

The guys over at Espresso Works have created this infographic that looks at how coffee is engrained in the global cultures.  We love this infographic, and we think about creating our own, from a slightly different angle.Coffee Around the World Infographic

Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

Coffee Cup and Beans

Coffee Cup and BeansWhen I was younger, I used to drink a lot of coffee, I mean a lot. Not a lot of cups, the weak drip you would get in the coffee shops, I could never drink that stuff. Even at work, the drip machine was operated by folks who needed tea, and not coffee, so I had to make my own. When I passed by with my Turkish coffee style concoction, all heads turned around looking at the black thing in my mug. And that happened a few times a day.

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