Archive for March, 2015


Coffee Economics 101: Brazil

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee by far. So, it should not be a surprise that Brazil drives the supply side of the supply and demand equation for coffee. Here is a snapshot of the coffee producing countries from Bloomberg Business. Total Coffee Production, thousands of 60 kilogram bags, 2010 to 2011 season Brazil [...]

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Coffee Bloom

What is a coffee bloom and is it a good or bad thing? The coffee bloom is the release of carbon dioxide gas when hot water is poured over ground coffee beans. Carbon dioxide gas is trapped inside coffee beans when they are roasted. Darker roasts contain more carbon dioxide and lighter roasts contain less. [...]

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How Much Coffee is Safe?

A government panel recently suggested that there are no long term health risks of drinking three to five cups of coffee a day. In fact they noted that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of getting Type II diabetes and heart disease. What are the benefits of drinking coffee and what are the problems if [...]

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Reduce Risk of Age-Related Cataracts with Coffee

We have another health benefit to add to the list of reasons to drink healthy organic coffee and even regular coffee. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published an article showing that food antioxidants help prevent cataracts. Main Outcomes and Measures: Information on incident age-related cataract diagnosis and extraction was collected through [...]

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