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Number Three Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

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Number Three Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

This is number 3 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series. 3. The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat (13, 14). But caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood (15, 16). This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion. Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel (17, 18). Given these effects, it...

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Best Way to Store Coffee

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Best Way to Store Coffee

Storing Catalina Island Roast Coffee:Store your whole bean coffees in a cool, dark, dry place – and always in an opaque air-tight container. Because coffee beans are porous, they act like a sponge and absorb odors. They are also a perishable item and naturally lose their qualities of aroma and flavor over time. We suggest you buy an amount of coffee beans that you plan to consume within 60 to 90 days. That time frame maximizes the aroma and flavor you get from your micro-roast gourmet Catalina Island Roast Coffee beans.Storing your beans in the refrigerator is okay, but not...

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Espresso at its Best

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Espresso at its Best

There is a misconception that the word “espresso” implies a certain type of roast or bean. Although some coffee roasters do create roasts that they label as “espresso,” the brewing method is actually what makes it so. 1) Choose the appropriate grind. The important thing to remember is that the coffee MUST be ground very finely. Steam is forced through the ground coffee and if it isn’t ground finely enough, the steam does not properly absorb the flavor of the coffee. 2) Use fresh, clear and clean cold water that is free of impurities.The quality of your espresso beverage, as with...

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup

1) Keep your coffee maker clean! Sounds fairly simple, but residue from both water and coffee can build up in your machine and detract from the natural characteristics of the coffee. Since this generally happens at a slow pace, from pot to pot, it's not easily noticed - but it can, and certainly does, happen.2) Use fresh, clear and clean cold water that is free of impurities.Remember the old adage “coffee is 99% water”? Well, we believe it’s true and the quality of your brew is heavily dependent upon the quality of the water that you use. Your own freshly...

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