Archive for October, 2014


Why Do You Drink Coffee?

Why do you drink coffee? You might respond like the mountain climber intent on climbing a jagged peak, because it is there. You might also lecture for an hour or so about the health benefits of drinking coffee. But, why do you drink coffee? Is it the taste or aroma? Is it the morning wakeup [...]

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Best Brewed Coffee

The best brewed coffee starts with the best coffee beans, properly stored and ground immediately prior to brewing. The best brewed coffee is free of the many impurities too often found in regular coffee. The best brewed coffee is healthy organic coffee, preferably one of the excellent Colombian organic coffee brands.   Old Time Family [...]

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What is Butter Coffee?

Butter coffee, also recently called bulletproof coffee, is currently the rage in some places. Butter coffee is eight ounces of freshly brewed coffee plus a teaspoonful each of unsalted butter and coconut oil. There are variations on the theme but the claim of those who like butter coffee is that it gives you more energy, [...]

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Bogus Green Coffee Extract Claim

We would like to alert our readers to a bogus green coffee extract claim. In 2012 we published an article entitled, Lose Weight with Coffee Bean Extract. A chemist in Pennsylvania reports that when sixteen volunteers lost weight when they took a gram of green coffee bean extract daily for five months. According to the [...]

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Genetic Desire for Coffee

Why do some folks drink coffee and some folks avoid the stuff? There are certainly good reasons to drink healthy organic coffee. We have written repeatedly about the health benefits of coffee including reducing the risk of diabetes, helping avoid cancer and reducing the risk of neurologic diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But the benefits [...]

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Why Buy Arabica Coffee

Why buy Arabica coffee? If you are looking for a pick me up, robusta coffee beans contain more caffeine than Arabica beans. And Robusta coffee futures are sitting at around $1.10 a pound while Arabica futures are more than $2 a pound for lowest quality Arabica beans. So why buy Arabica coffee? People buy Arabica [...]

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How Much of the Cost of a Cup of Coffee Are the Beans?

How much of the cost of a cup of coffee are the beans? This question comes to mind as the price of Arabica coffee goes up again. We wrote previously that the Brazil drought drives coffee prices higher. But if the price of coffee beans goes up ten percent does the cost of your coffee [...]

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