Surprised that you found another blog on Coffee?
Don’t be! There is so much more about coffee that we have got to tell you about. And we have more to tell you about Coffee than anyone else out there!
How is that, you ask?
There is no one out there who works with coffee and accessories, more than we do. Our entire lives had been dedicated to this beverage of the Gods – that’s right, we think it’s the beverage of the Gods. We intimately know and understand this drink and the industry because our lives revolve around it and we know everything that has anything to do with coffee.
So if you need to find out something more about coffee that you haven’t already found out, you have come to the right place:
Here in this blog, you will find out all about the history and types of coffee, what coffee can give you that morning zing and what kind can be the best aphrodisiac. Did you know that coffee has medicinal and health benefits? This blog will cover that too! We will also give you the run down on how to reduce the health risks that coffee has and the best brews in the world.
Or you might want to get acquainted to the best accessories to brew you perfect potion in the morning. We know the best brands that can work for you brewing needs.
If you want tips on recipes for perfecting your coffee drinks or recipes on coffee-based culinary delights, we can help you out there too.
It’s rumoured to have all started in Ethiopia where coffee forests were abundant. A shepherd boy, who would have other wise been lost in the passage of time, discovered that his herd got especially active after eating the leaves of the local coffee plants
and became famous.
He was intrigued and so were the monks in the near by monastery when they came to know about the phenomenon. Soon they discovered that the seeds of the plant were more potent than the leaves and the first coffee was born.
Coffee soon spread through the Middle East, garnering special attention in the holy cities and among the monarchies. They found the beverage alluring and to protect the trade they prohibited export of coffee beans. It would have remained lost to the world for longer, had these coffee beans not been smuggled out from the Arab countries and into India.
Once in India, coffee spread to the other parts of the world like wild fire, like the whole world was just waiting for a stimulant as powerful and aromatic as coffee. It took another ten centuries, for the brew to finally find its way to Europe in 16th Century AD.
A single seedling from France was transported to the Martinique populated the entire Caribbean and South and Central America and had taken over the taste buds and conquered the hearts of North America.
Now coffee is cultivated in different parts of the world, Brazil being the largest producer of coffee in the world.
Like the rest of the stuff about coffee, the potion’s economics is amazing too. The average coffee drinker spends more than $1,000 annually on coffee. That’s a lifetime spend of $ 70,000 not taking into account the time value of money. That perhaps makes it one of the highest consumed beverages in a person’s life apart from water. So it comes as no surprise that coffee is the second most traded commodity in our small world only after petroleum.
From your basic blenders, grinders and coffeemakers to specialized coffee accessories, you have a range of equipment to choose from if you wish to explore the possibilities of the coffee making and drinking world. The leading consumer durables brands
manufacture and market these accessories and they can take care of all your coffee needs.
Other accessories in the market that you need to know about include customised coffee mugs, coffee dispensers that dispenses coffee while keeping it fresh, frothers, coffee joulies, Espresso machines, cup holders and so on and so forth. Each of these helps you make your fresh, morning brew with perfection.
Literally there is no end to the nature of accessories that coffee lovers like us have come up with. We just want our perfect brew or create the next perfect drink of coffee. We want our versions of Cappuccinos, Lattes and Mochas to make our day perfect.
There are some amazing facts about Coffee that every coffee drinking person should know about.
Want to Live Longer?
A National Institutes of Health study conducted between 1995 and 2008 revealed that the average coffee drinker outlived his peers. It reduces the chances of mortality by around 6% and as high as 10% depending on the number of cups of coffee the participants chugged per day.
The highest reduction was found for those people who drank 3-5 cups of coffee a day. The study doesn’t say if the effect is a “causal or associational” find, but it’s good to know that our favourite brew can help us live longer.
God knows, we all do. Yes. We all want to be fit and trim and we put in a lot of effort to ensure that we stay in the best of shape. But what if your favourite cup of coffee in the morning can help you lose weight?
A recent Spanish study has discovered that hitting the gym post your daily intake of caffeine helps you burn up to 15% more calorie than people who have taken a placebo. Isn’t that just fantastic? It means that we can cut down on 15% of the workout time, isn’t it?
This amazing benefit of coffee is in addition to the increased endurance and muscle protection that it gives.
Let’s Combat Type 2 Diabetes with Coffee
Well, if we can do it, why shouldn’t we? Various studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health, indicate that for some reason coffee reduces the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes. Just drinking a cup of coffee can reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 7% and drinking more can further reduce the risk; to as much as 50%.
When Type 2 Diabetes afflicts millions in the world, a bit of coffee isn’t too much to try to reduce the risk.
Surprise… Let’s Brew Wine. But Enough about health! Those benefits are amazing. This one is something that we all need to try sometime. Did you know that Coffee fruits were once used to brew wine? We can only
imagine what this wine would have been like!
The goodness of alcohol and the zing of coffee – all in one drink!
But this isn’t the only way coffee was consumed. The fruit was mixed with cereals to make balls of high-energy meal. Isn’t that just wonderful?