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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

The world's largest coffee producing region is likely to continue to be Latin America and the Caribbean, although the projected annual growth rate for the region is expected to decrease from 1.7 percent in the previous decade to 0.4 percent annually during the projection period.
Coffee output in Côte d'Ivoire is expected to increase by 3.8 percent per annum, which would likely bring its output to 217 000 tonnes (3.6 million bags) by 2010.
Coffee consumption in developed countries is projected to grow by 0.1 percent annually to 5.0 million tonnes (83 million bags) by 2010.
www.fao.org /docrep/006/y5143e/y5143e0v.htm   (1729 words)

  Coffee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coffee is the second most commonly traded commodity in the world (measured by monetary volume), trailing only crude oil (and its products, such as petroleum) as a source of foreign exchange to developing countries.
The effects of coffee were such that it became forbidden among orthodox and conservative imams in Mecca at 1511 and at Cairo in 1532 by a theological court.
Recently, coffee was found to reduce the chances of developing cirrhosis of the liver: the consumption of 1 cup a day was found to reduce the chances by 20%, and 4 cups a day reduced the chances by 80%.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coffee   (2588 words)

 Coffee Brewing - CoffeeResearch.org
The coffee brewing methods discussed below are recommended since they have been found to maximize the extraction of the beneficial flavors of coffee, while minimizing the extraction of bitter coffee compounds a nd undesirable components.
Coffee should be brewed for 4.5-5 minutes using a ratio of 55 grams of ground coffee per liter of filtered water (195-205°F).
Vacuum Coffee Pot: The vacuum coffee pot is a clever device invented by Robert Napier in 1840 that prepares an exceptional cup of coffee with a potent aroma.
www.coffeeresearch.org /coffee/brewing.htm   (856 words)

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With that said, coffee is clearly not the healthiest liquid to drink--the best choice is pure water--but coffee and caffeine are far less dangerous than fruit juice or soda.
Coffee also has the issue of pesticide contamination, which is particularly harmful during pregnancy.
Another plus of organic coffee is that you will also be helping to protect the health of the people working in the coffee fields, as you will be helping to reduce their exposure to toxins as well.
www.mercola.com /2003/dec/10/coffee.htm   (1224 words)

 Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Unfiltered coffee is a significant source of cafestol and kahweol, diterpenes that have been found to raise serum total and LDL cholesterol concentrations in humans.
Coffee consumption was inversely associated with the risk of cirrhosis in several case-control studies (28-30) and with mortality from alcoholic cirrhosis in two prospective cohort studies (31, 32).
In the prospective cohort studies, coffee consumption was associated with significant reductions in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in Japanese men and women with liver disease or hepatitis C infection (36, 37).
lpi.oregonstate.edu /infocenter/foods/coffee/index.html   (3810 words)

 CoffeeScience.org - index_html
Although you may appreciate coffee best as your favorite way to begin the morning or as a great conversation starter with friends and business associates, new studies are revealing impressive health benefits of coffee.
Coffee reduces diabetes risk among pre-diabetics by over 60%, according to a new study from the University of California at San Diego.
While the merits and enjoyment of moderate coffee consumption are legendary, you should feel free to discuss your own questions on related issues with a health professional or nutritionist.
www.coffeescience.org   (423 words)

 bread coffee chocolate yoga
the coffee ice cubes i made from k's grade 2 ethiopian sidamo work as an interesting counterpoint.
this means that even if you can't make the june 27 coffee cupping event, you're welcome to join us for what always proves to be a lively and fun party.
life being as it is, some people have been forced to cancel their reservations for my latest coffee party.
home.earthlink.net /~frelkins/index.html   (1748 words)

 Coffee Review :: The World's Leading Coffee Buying Guide
Our goal, then and now, is to entertain and educate coffee drinkers, food service professionals, and the coffee trade with a credible and easy-to-use coffee guide based on objective reviews from some of the most experienced individuals in the specialty coffee industry.
Monsooned and aged coffees are both contemporary recreations of the low-acid, mildly musty coffees said to have been first created by shutting coffees in the damp holds of wooden sailing ships during long voyages to Europe during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Dry-processed or "natural" coffees from Yemen and Ethiopia (those coffees dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed) are the world's original coffees - and also, in their most recent incarnation, one of the newest trends in coffee.
www.coffeereview.com   (595 words)

 Cuban Coffee
According to 1999 estimates, there was an average of 265,000 coffee pickers composed of workers and their families, students, and a "mobilized force." Nevertheless, coffee is reportedly still the main source of employment in the mountainous regions of Cuba.
The coffee culture is embodied in the act of drinking the coffee, the way it is prepared, and the time that is shared by loved ones over a cup of coffee.
Cuban coffee is in reality an espresso with a big more of roast in the beans, and the popularity of Cuban coffee was established here in Miami with all the Cuban Americans who arrived here, to this [Florida] peninsula.
www.american.edu /TED/cuba-coffee.htm   (4042 words)

 Health Benefits of Coffee - WebMD
Coffee, the much maligned but undoubtedly beloved beverage, just made headlines for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, type 2 diabetes.
Consider this: At least six studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's, with three showing the more they drink, the lower the risk.
Other research shows that compared to not drinking coffee, at least two cups daily can translate to a 25% reduced risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in liver cirrhosis risk, and nearly half the risk of gallstones.
men.webmd.com /features/coffee-new-health-food   (636 words)

Freeze-drying coffee removes water content by means of a vacuum, with the coffee solidly frozen and preserved during the process.
Coffee may be purchased in bulk, cans, or vacuum-sealed bags at most health food and grocery stores and in specialty coffee stores.
The coffee grounds and hot water steep together for three to four minutes, then pushing down the plunger separates the grounds from the brewed coffee.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Food_Guide&childId=Coffee   (779 words)

Grown in the Lintongnihuta region on the island of Sumatra, this chemical-free semi-washed coffee is characteristically rough and irregular in form.
We are roasting this coffee extra long to bring it’s oils to the surface and add some darkness to the flavor.
The coffee is sustainably grown on a small, new coffee farm, and features a mild, gentle acidity and a clean finish.
www.oldcitycoffee.com /shop/coffee.html   (1192 words)

 coffee - Gizmodo
Coffee snobs need not apply, but this is the high-end of the "easy-bake oven" class of coffee making.
Stop the presses for the coffee addicts, because Starbucks, the 800-pound gorilla of the java trade, has decided to blast into the single-serving coffee market this December, serving up four of its hyper-expensive blends to go into special coffee makers that will now be made by Bosch, as you see in the picture here.
The WMF 1 is a coffee pad/pod/whatever-based single-serve coffee machine, which integrates your cup into its minimalist cubic design that's not much bigger than a couple of books.
gizmodo.com /gadgets/coffee   (2222 words)

 How to Give Up Coffee
Schultz made gourmet coffee sound so good, that I embarked on a Starbucks kick for a while and tried all different kinds of gourmet coffees, espressos, soy lattes, etc. I know not all coffee drinkers like Starbucks (my mom surely doesn’t), but I still think their coffee is among the best.
Grain coffee is to coffee as herbal tea is to tea, and grain coffee is naturally caffeine-free.
Coffee is the beverage of the people of God, and the cordial of his servants who thirst for wisdom.
www.stevepavlina.com /blog/2005/05/how-to-give-up-coffee   (7058 words)

 CoffeeGeek - News, Reviews, Opinion and Community for Coffee and Espresso
This is the second part of a three-part chronicle of her grand tour of coffee.
This is the first part of a three-part chronicle of her grand tour of coffee.
Eveyrthing from hand grinders and cool espresso cups to the potential "Coffee of the Year" (no, it's not Esmeralda!) is covered in this edition of Coffee at the Moment.
www.coffeegeek.com   (418 words)

 Fair Trade Coffee
But few Americans realize that agriculture workers in the coffee industry often toil in what can be described as "sweatshops in the fields." Many small coffee farmers receive prices for their coffee that are less than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt.
Fair Trade is a viable solution to this crisis, assuring consumers that the coffee we drink was purchased under fair conditions.
We believe in a total transformation of the coffee industry, so that all coffee sold in this country should be Fair Trade Certified, or if produced on a plantation, that workers' rights should be guaranteed and independently monitored.
www.globalexchange.org /campaigns/fairtrade/coffee   (354 words)

 Jamaican Coffee
the coffee tree is indigenous to Ethiopia, not Arabia as many tend to think and belongs to the genus Coffea of the Rubianceae, or madder, family.
The nature of the volatile compounds and the exact composition found is dependent on a variety of factors that include the location during growth (eg climate and soil conditions), the storage of the beans (both during harvesting and subsequent to roasting) and the roasting conditions used (type of equipment, time and temperature).
A number of acids reported to be present in coffee have characteristic flavours and their thresholds in aqueous solution may be as low as under 10 ppm.
wwwchem.uwimona.edu.jm:1104 /lectures/coffee.html   (1666 words)

 Posts from the Coffee Category at Slashfood
Peet's Coffee is bringing some of their blends to grocery stores in Philadelphia, and so they've come to town with their coffee educator Erica Hess to promote the availability of their products around the City of Brotherly Love.
Finally, a coffee cup that understands that no one in his or her under-caffeinated mind thinks of adding one or two exacting teaspoons of milk to one's coffee.
Coffee that is made strong enough to hold up to the addition of milk and a fist full of ice cubes and still taste like coffee.
www.slashfood.com /category/coffee   (2881 words)

 Coffee - CoffeeResearch.org
The research is the culimination of a year of travel studying coffee with the foremost experts around the world.
We recommend beginning your journey learning about coffee by learning about the agriculture of coffee since the harvesting and processing of coffee plays a major role in how coffee should be roasted and brewed.
After learning about the coffee plant, we move to coffee grinding, brewing, and roasting.
www.coffeeresearch.org   (275 words)

 CoffeeCrew.Com Victoria Canada - Home
Coffee is, after all, the number two most popular item of trade (next to oil).
This website is here to serve the specialty coffee drinking population, professional baristas, food professionals and those that want to learn a bit more about the bean and the stuff that brews it.
Better coffee and espresso based beverages have never been easy to find - We have tutorials and they are here.
www.coffeecrew.com   (1168 words)

I won't claim to be absolutely authoritative and I certainly won't claim to have unlocked all of coffee's secrets.
Drinking coffee is a matter of taste and while there are some things which are nearly absolutely true about the best way to make coffee it all comes down to what you like.
Coffee Discussion: As of today, February 1, 2004 I have put in place a means for you to participate with me in discussions about coffee.
kaffee.netfirms.com /Coffee   (380 words)

 Coffee Traders: We Roast Coffee! Organic, Fair Trade, Monteverde, Good Migrations, Swiss Water Decaf
Coffee Traders is dedicated to roasting and selling fresh coffee in a manner that respects, supports and profits the people, the community, and the land that sustains us.
Montana Coffee Traders is located in the Northwest corner of Montana, in the city of Whitefish, home of the Big Mountain Ski area, and gateway to Glacier Park.
The working environment is unique: Coffee Traders practices a philosophy of worker empowerment where employees are allowed to create a work environment that provides room for individual growth.
www.coffeetraders.com   (375 words)

This is an important action to take, and because coffee plays a fairly prominent role in a congregation's life, it offers opportunities to learn about both environmental and justice issues.
Coffee is the most heavily traded commodity after oil, yet most coffee growers receive little benefit.
By purchasing coffee that is grown in the shade, we help keep shade coffee economically viable and preserve increasingly scarce habitat for our migratory neotropical birds.
www.gbgm-umc.org /ncnyenvironmentaljustice/coffee.htm   (1871 words)

 Positively Coffee: The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
This Positively Coffee website is part of the Positive Communication programme of the International Coffee Organization (ICO).
A great deal is written on diet and all forms of cancer and recently researchers have suggested that we may be able to prevent about 35% of cancer cases by altering our diets.
Today's largest coffee producer is? (a) Colombia (b) Vietnam (c) the Philippines (d) Brazil* Answer: Brazil supplies some 34% of the world's coffee* Q5.
www.positivelycoffee.org   (385 words)

 LiveScience.com: The Chemistry of Great Coffee
Coffee that's not rot gut is called specialty coffee in the industry, which means a higher grade of bean is used and the roasting and brewing is treated as a "craft."
This slice of the market, which involves cafes, kiosks, coffee carts and retail roasters, at a total of 17,400 locations, amounted to $8.96 billion by the end of 2003.
As Starbucks brews on, competition in the specialty coffee realm is expected to increase from outlets once known for the blandness of their coffee.
www.livescience.com /strangenews/051108_coffee_chemistry.html   (691 words)

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