Introduction: Coffee is a Good Little Bean
By Genevieve Smith
Coffee, that dear, sweet morning friend. You may not need any more reasons to love it, but there are some lesser-known facts about the bean you may like to know. From its impact on your health to its journey en route to your cup, coffee has a story to tell.
Chapter 1: An Intense Grooming Ritual
Coffee beans go through a truly vigorous tasting process before getting the go-ahead to be sold. According to the National Coffee Association, connoisseurs engage in a process referred to as “cupping,” performed in a room specially-designed for the process. After the beans are roasted and brewed at a designated temperature, the cupper “noses” the brew to assess the coffee’s quality. This solution sits for a few minutes to reach peak tasting readiness, after which the cupper breaks through the crust of coffee grounds sitting atop the cup’s water to “nose” the brew again. Now, the coffee is officially ready for tasting. And getting spit out. And finally, stamped with the seal of approval.
Chapter 2: Its Relationship with Water Vapor
It’s common practice to store coffee in the refrigerator or freezer. However, apparently you’re mistaken to place it there for safekeeping after the container has been opened. Water vapors can form in an unsealed bag, and weaken the once-robust coffee. So, once a bag or tin is opened, store coffee in a cool and dark place. Like your heart. Just kidding. Like a friendly shelf.
Chapter 3: The Journey Through Your Body
While it’s redundant to say coffee is prized for sharpening mental focus and clarity, there are other reasons to enjoy a cup. Health benefits can come from decaf as well. According to an analysis of 28 separate studies, coffee holds the power to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is in part due to the nutrient-rich compounds in coffee beans, which include antioxidants and neutralizing polyphenols. The beans, abundant in vitamins and minerals, are complex. Researchers have not yet identified what has the effect of reducing the development of diabetes, but thus far it seems coffee increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin and helps control blood sugar levels.
Coffee has a heavenly tale to tell, far as I’m concerned. It is treated like an honored subject primed for the most respectable of futures. It wards off blood sugar spikes and the risks of disease. It helped me write this blog post. This bean is ready to improve your health after hours of rigorous grooming and taste testing. May you fully enjoy the next cup, for your health.
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