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New African Blend Just Released

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New African Blend Just Released

This African blend is named for the goats that, according to legend, discovered the spirit-lifting power of coffee.

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How "fine" should that grind be?

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How "fine" should that grind be?

It depends. But here are five tips to follow. 1. Never Pre-Grind  Ground coffee gets stale much quicker than whole beans. This is why you should buy whole bean coffee and grind it yourself at home right before you brew your coffee. Keep your beans stored in an airtight container for best results. 2. Grind consistency Consistency is key when it comes to grinding coffee beans. The consistency you need for the ground beans depends on how you choose to brew it. Certain grind consistency works best with specific brewing methods to give you the best cup of coffee. Coarse: Percolators, French Press Medium:...

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Does Light or Dark Roast Coffee Have More Caffeine? It depends.

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Does Light or Dark Roast Coffee Have More Caffeine? It depends.

Coffee is an integral part of human interactions. So many of us rely on it to function day in and day out. Everyone has their own coffee preferences, their own likes and dislikes. Often, those preferences are correlated to our beliefs about and desires for caffeine. There are those who claim that darker roasts have more caffeine because they have bolder and heavier flavors. Others argue that lighter roasted coffee is more caffeinated because the beans are roasted less, losing less caffeine. So which is it? Both sides are correct, but not for those reasons. It depends on how the beans...

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Number Thirteen Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

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Number Thirteen Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

This is number 13 in our 13-day "health benefits of drinking coffee" series. 13. Coffee is The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in The Western Diet For people who eat a standard Western diet, coffee may actually be the healthiest aspect of the diet. That’s because coffee contains a massive amount of antioxidants. In fact, studies show that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits and vegetables… combined (56, 57, 58). Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Period.

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Number Twelve Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

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Number Twelve Health Benefit of Drinking Coffee

This is number 12 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series. 12. Coffee May Help You Live Longer Given that coffee drinkers are less likely to get many diseases, it makes sense that coffee could help you live longer. There are actually several observational studies showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death. In two very large studies, drinking coffee was associated with a 20% lower risk of death in men and a 26% lower risk of death in women, over a period of 18-24 years (54). This effect appears to be particularly strong in type II...

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