09 May There’s More to Coffee than Caffeine
Are you reaching for that cup of coffee as soon as you get out of bed?
Need it to get through your afternoon?
Ever thought about coffee as something other than just a caffeine source?
We love coffee and all that it does for our lives. That’s why we want to appreciate the many perks of coffee beyond the ones it gives to our energy.
Community and Culture Building:
When coffee was discovered, it definitely stood out for its energy boosting qualities. But it’s what happened to the people’s cultures that discovered the powerful berries afterwards that made a spiked interest. Around the 16th century when the coffee trade began to reach the Arabian Peninsula, the bean took hold in the community spots called quhveh khaneh, or coffee houses. The popularity of the coffee house grew as a top social activity. This sparked the locals to engage with their community in a whole new way through conversation, live music performances, chess games, and keeping up with their reading. These coffee house quickly became known as the “Schools of the Wise”. The highly praised commodity swept the world through much anticipated trade as it impacted those around it through other means than it’s caffeine capacity, but instead it’s magic for sparking a certain feeling among one another.
As if coffee couldn’t be more amazing than starting our day off on peppy note, it also acts a pretty powerful antioxidant. Working to fight off diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, Alzeimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and heart disease, coffee packs a punch where it counts.
Let’s be honest, it’s also a pretty amazing perk that coffee happens to taste delicious while we’re getting our daily fix. Some like to indulge more than others, but it’s ok because it’s good for us, right? 😉
One of our favorite reasons for drinking coffee is for the flavor. That’s why we taking our roasting process very seriously to pull out the best tasting notes to savor; whether we’re feeling tired or not!
Coffee is fascinating as different flavors are extracted for many different reasons: where the coffee was grown, how long, what season, and what year. We love seeing the evolution of the beans we harvest and sharing it with our customers. That’s why it’s important to us to spread the love for the well-rounded bean.
So whether you’re drinking your coffee simply to stay up a little later, or just get up in the morning, think about the other ways your cup is enriching your life elsewhere.