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What are the Health Benefits of Coffee?

What are the Health Benefits of Coffee?

Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world (if you take out water), so it would be good to know a little bit more about its health benefits and if it is good for you. Fortunately for avid coffee drinkers like myself, there is good news when it comes to coffee and health. Some of the benefits coffee is said to offer include: Ergogenic effect Antidiabetic effect Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease May assist in weight reduction Antioxidant activity Anticarcinogenic activity   So why does coffee provide such health benefits? Well, it is because coffee is rich...

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How Long Does Coffee Last and How to Prevent It from Going Stale

How Long Does Coffee Last and How to Prevent It from Going Stale

Roasted coffee beans last weeks to a few months, but it depends.According to SCAA, the factors that affect the freshness of coffee the most are:The state of coffee (whole beans vs ground), environmental influences (oxygen, temperature, and moisture), and time.The longer you keep the coffee, the more these conditions will influence the coffee flavor and aroma. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your coffee fresh for longer. Parameters That Impact Coffee Freshness and Shelf Life Whole Bean vs Ground Whole beans have a longer shelf life than ground coffee. Whole beans remain fresh from weeks to several months while ground coffee begins to...

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Do Green Coffee Beans Go Bad?

Do Green Coffee Beans Go Bad?

Green coffee beans do go bad, but if maintained in the proper conditions green coffee beans can last about a year. After a year, the green coffee beans will begin to degrade and it will affect the flavor becoming more bitter, acidic, and stale.  There are a few factors that influence the shelf life of the coffee. Moisture Green coffee beans typically have a 10% – 12.5% bean humidity, and it is important to maintain it at these levels in order to preserve the qualities and characteristics of the bean. It is recommended to store at 50% – 65% relative humidity...

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Where Does Our Coffee Come From?

Where Does Our Coffee Come From?

The Coffee Bean Journey Where We Source Our Coffee   Currently, most of Biarte Coffee comes from the Atitlan region in Guatemala. This region provides a fantastic array of microclimates and conditions to produce a top-quality coffee. It is here where my family has been cultivating coffee for more than 22 years, at Finca Santo Tomas Perdido. My brother Jorge, shown in the picture on top, is the present farm manager. Coffee fields adorn the skirts of the imposing Atitlan volcano, as well as of the valleys next to Lake Atitlan. This region has been cultivated with coffee for more...

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