Coffee and your Health

Coffee and your Health

(Reuters Health) – In a 10-year U.S. study, people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die of many causes, including heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn’t drink coffee at all. The more coffee study participants consumed, the lower their risk of dying, and decaf drinkers showed a similar pattern. “Coffee contains numerous biologically active compounds, including phenolic acids, potassium, and caffeine,” said lead author Dr. Erikka Loftfield of the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. Many studies have found that coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of overall and heart-related mortality, Loftfield told Reuters Health by email. The researchers used data from a previous study on 90,317 adults without cancer or history of cardiovascular disease who were followed from 1998 through 2009. They had reported their coffee intake, along with other dietary and health details, at the start of the study. By 2009, about 8,700 people had died. After accounting for other factors like smoking, the researchers found that coffee drinkers were less likely to have died during the study than nondrinkers. The risk of death was lowest for those who drank four to five cups of coffee per day. A similar association was seen among drinkers of decaffeinated coffee as well, according to the results in American Journal of Epidemiology. Coffee drinkers had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, pneumonia and influenza and suicide, but not cancer, the researchers found. “Although coffee drinking has also been inversely associated with incidence of certain cancers, like liver, in epidemiological studies, we did not observe an association between coffee and...
100% Wallenford Estate Jamaican Blue Mountain

100% Wallenford Estate Jamaican Blue Mountain

Roasters Limited  Reserve  just in time for the holiday! If Kona is the BMW, then Jamaican Blue is the Rolls Royce. High quality Jamaicans are very hard to find, as the quality of what is exported has decreased. We feel that we have found a truly great Jamaican Blue from the Wallenford Estate. Its essence is fruity and floral, spice and sweetness. “Sip and slosh, breath and swallow:” these are the elements to bring about the texture and flavor of this coffee. Think of Jamaican Blue as a fine red Burgundy. Taste the legend. VERY LIMITED THIS...
COFFEE and BEER:  A Brewista’s Paradise Topa Topa Brewery Ventura, CA!

COFFEE and BEER: A Brewista’s Paradise Topa Topa Brewery Ventura, CA!

Coffee and beer, beans and grains, baristas and brew masters… they’ve always been separate, but not anymore. Read on as we look at how you can brew coffee beer, the varieties have emerged so far, and the future of this incredible drink. The Coffee Beer Brewing Process If you’re feeling daunted by the idea of brewing coffee beer, don’t worry—it’s much the same as brewing normal beer. If you can master one, you can definitely do the other. The process still follows the normal steps of malting (roasting), mashing, boiling, and kegging or bottling. In fact, the coffee is merely a flavoring agent. So how is the coffee introduced? Barley, one of the main ingredients in beer. Credit: Hans Braxmeier Most brewers introduce coffee into the beer through a cold extraction method. Cold extraction involves steeping ground beans in cold water, usually over 24-48 hours. This is then run through a filter to extract all the coffee grounds. The result is a liquid coffee concentrate often referred to as cold brew coffee, which is added to the beer just before the bottling or kegging process. Both coffee and barley must be roasted to release their flavours. Credit: Unsplash (pixabay.com) But why do brewers normally choose cold brew over hot brewed coffee or espresso? Two reasons. One: acidity. Coffee extracted using hot water has a higher acidity level, which doesn’t go well with beer. Two: oils. If there are oils in the beer, it will affect its ability to retain that glorious frothy head. Cold extraction, however, limits the amount of bean oil that ends up in the coffee concentrate. Brewers...
FOOD IS THE FOCUS.  WINE IS THE PASSION.

FOOD IS THE FOCUS. WINE IS THE PASSION.

Proof is a Penn Quarter dining destination that exudes both contemporary chic and rustic warmth. Proof has been awarded 3 Stars from the Washington Post, and 3 1/2 Stars and the #10 rank in Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants. Proof’s menu provides an eclectic selection of creative modern cuisine, and its wine list contains over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottlings, a combination that appeals to novices and aficionados alike.  You will find Moore Coffee on the menu. If you find yourself in DC check out PROOF.  Quote from Yelp!  “We finished the meal off with the sticky toffee pudding (A) and some coffee (A+).”...