Worldwide, coffee is our much loved morning beverage, after-dinner drink, and a pick-me-up for everything in between. So it's good to know then that for most of us ,drinking coffee in moderation can actually benefit our health.
1. It can help lower your risk of a Stroke
If you have a few cuppas throughout the day, don't worry, you're probably doing more good than bad. Evidence shows that those who drink a moderate amount of coffee (one-three cups a day) have a lower incidence of stroke compared to non coffee drinkers.
2. Decreased risk of Alzheimer's
We all fear getting old. With the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease predicted to rise to 1 million by 2025 according to the Alzheimer’s Society, losing our memory and mental sharpness is also a pressing concern too.
Luckily for us, coffee can help. Participants in a 2010 study who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had a 65 per cent decreased chance of developing the disease or dementia in later life.
3. It can help you work out
The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) announced back in July that 1st October will officially be known as International Coffee Day.
Join the 75 Member States of the International Coffee Organization and dozens of associations and businesses in celebrating coffee’s journey of diversity, quality and passion.
There are a number of ways to get involved in the day and it could be used as an excellent marketing tool.
Visit the ICO website for more information:
Full bodied, with nippy acidity and rich flavour
El Portezuelo was once part of the lands under Dr. Francisco Magana's supervision, grandfather of Doña Elsa Luz. Rich drinkable spring water is abundant at the slopes of El Portezuelo, flowing down from the untouched forest atop the hills, contributing to a clean cup in this washed coffee. Strolling deep inside this centennial tree formation, it is very common to catch a glimpse of the well known butterfly, "morpho peleides" (common blue morph) and the very unusual species of "morpho polyphemus" (a morpho with semi translucent white wings).
A lovely coffee with a sweet, chocolaty taste
COCAFCAL - Cooperativa Cafetalera Las Capucas
COCAFCAL, or the Cooperativa Capucas Limitada, is located in western Honduras, in the buffer zone of the Celaque National Park – a cloud forest containing the country’s highest mountain. The cooperative represents an estimated 12 communities from the municipalities of San Pedro and Corquin, in Copan. Together, they work to promote the sustainable development of their local economy through financial, technical, productive and marketing services for members and families. Reducing poverty and increasing standards of life for their community are their main objectives. Their development programs have benefitted approximately 5,000 people in Las Capucas and surrounding regions. Members are dedicated to growing sustainable conventional, organic and Fair Trade coffees. The cooperative’s General Assembly has 10 members, nine of whom are women. The General Assembly manages the democratic use of the Fair Trade premium. Reducing poverty and increasing standards of life for their community are their main objectives. Their development programs have benefitted approximately 5,000 people in Las Capucas and surrounding regions. Members are dedicated to growing sustainable conventional,
Who's needing the gym after all the festivities? Why not start 2015 with an extra boost like Serena Williams. Cups of espresso at the ready! www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/11325850/Serena-Williams-stops-match-for-a-coffee-after-losing-first-set-0-6-and-recovers-to-win.html
Our factory and offices will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd December 2014 and reopen at 9am on Monday 5th January 2015
This is what Rainforest Alliance are pledging -
meeting that will take place in Paris in December 2015, when key players will negotiate on a new climate agreement. Here is our top ten list of hopeful and ambitious outcomes from Climate Week:
Click here to read the full report http://thefrogblog.org/2014/10/17/top-ten-2014-climate-summit-outcomes/
It looks like worrying times could be ahead if Brazil don't get a significant amount of rainfall soon.
Click on the link to read the full article: www.agrimoney.com/news/brazil-dryness-extends-fears-for-2015-coffee-crop---7580.html
Maybe we should all do a rain dance......
As own label coffee roasters we come across all sorts of wonderful coffee's. This one also comes with a success story attached to the farmer.
It will be arriving this week!
FINCA SAN ANTONIO AMATEPEQUE
Finca San Antonio Amatepec was founded in 1970 purchasing 35 manzanas (24.5 hectares). The land was dedicated to grow Jaragua grass for cattle and only had two trees, one Zapote tree and a Hawthorn tree. In that year Mr. Carlos Antonio Boza Dreyfus owner of the farm, decided to turn this land into a coffee farm, he began to plant it with the Bourbon Elite varietal. In the next years to come, he continue buying more neighboring land and planting more Bourbon and Pacas. Now a day Finca San Antonio Amatepec totalize an area of 150 mz (105 hectares)
Located in el Cerro San Jacinto, just in the border of San Salvador, Finca San Antonio Amatepec is a unique place with luxuriant Forrest of pine trees and Inga’s, have a very harmonious climate to grow coffee. In the mountain house at the top of the mountain the farm has one of the most impressive views of the Ilopango Lake and the eastern part of San Salvador city, I have ever seen.