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Benefits of a coffee grinder – the issue of oxidation

A great tasting cup of coffee is produced from whole coffee that’s ground within a few minutes of brewing. The reason why coffee tastes so much better when it’s just been through a coffee grinder, is that within two minutes, or so the experts claim, the coffee beans begin to oxidize, which is what changes […]

Coffee By the Bucket Better for Blood Pressure than By the Cup

By Neil Osterweil, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MedPage Today Action Points * Explain to patients that this longitudinal cohort study suggested that women drinking a lot of coffee may have a lower risk of hypertension than more abstemious […]

Global warming to damage coffee industry

Radio Australia – News April 12, 2007, 03:05:52 Global warming poses a threat to future world coffee crops with rising temperatures and drought likely to force some producers to seek higher and cooler land. Licht’s International Coffee Report says global warming is going to present the world’s coffee growers with a big challenge. It notes […]

In Brooklyn, Hipsters Sip ‘Fair Trade’ Brews

NYTimes April 22, 2007 By LIZA FEATHERSTONE WHEN Kazi Hossain, a real estate broker in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, telephoned a client recently to describe a house for sale, he played up one of the property’s most desirable attributes. “One block from Vox Pop!” he exclaimed. “You know Vox Pop?” It seems like everyone in that […]

Certifying Coffee Aids Farmers and Forests in Chiapas

NYTimes April 22, 2007 By ELISABETH MALKIN NUEVO PARAÍSO, Mexico — Miguel Moshán Méndez’s troubles have piled up over the past two years. Like other coffee growers here in the impoverished state of Chiapas, he suffered devastating losses when Hurricane Stan passed through 18 months ago, tearing coffee trees from hillsides. He lost half his […]

Can Coffee Stimulate Hair Growth?

Renowned Coffee and Science Expert to Discuss Caffeine’s Health Benefits at International Culinary Center New York, April 25 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Ernesto Illy, International Coffee Organization Promotion Committee Chairman and Honorary Chairman to premier Italian espresso company, illycaffe, is scheduled to present at the International Culinary Center on Friday, April 27, 2007. Key topics will […]

Java justice

originally posted by Stephanie Paige Ogburn at 11:08 AM on 12 Apr 2007 Fair Trade producers in Mexico depend heavily on organic certification to reap price premiums for both labels, and will be hurt on more than one front by the recently released USDA rule requiring them to change certification practices, researchers say. In a […]

        Melborne Academics report Oxfam coffee ‘harms’ poor farmers by Caroline Overington April 28, 2007 TWO Melbourne academics have lodged formal complaints against Oxfam Australia over the sale of Fairtrade coffee, saying it should not be promoted as helping to lift Third World producers out of poverty because growers are paid very […]

Drinking coffee can ward off diabetes and ….

(Reuters) Updated: 2007-05-02 10:37 February 24, 2007. Drinking coffee can help ward off type 2 diabetes and may even help prevent certain cancers, according to panelists discussing the benefits — and risks — of the beverage at a scientific meeting. A visitor checks coffee beans at the ‘International Coffee Festival 2007’ in the southern Indian […]

Commodity Primer – Coffee the Stimulant

                            The Financial Express – Commodity Watch What do we know about coffee and what are the popular varieties of coffee? Coffee is a world famous beverage and is widely drunk in almost every part of the world. There are around 25 […]