Everyday millions of people around the world begin their day religiously with a morning cup of coffee. Though today we easily identify coffee in its beverage form, it wasn't always this way in the beginning.
Everyday over 2.25 billion cups cups of coffee are consumed globally in both producing and consuming countries. Quite impressive, but have you ever wondered what exactly is in your cup of coffee?
Discovered in 1932, chlorogenic acids (CGA) represent a large family of esterified compounds present in green and roasted coffee. During roasting, CGA's slowly decompose to form caffeic and quinic acid with about 50% of the original CGA being destroyed in a medium roast.
March 29, 2007 - With the upcoming autopsy of Anna Nicole's body, many theories have surfaced explaining the actresses untold death.
June 10, 2007- Caffeinated creamer? Sounds redundant, well apparently not. Whitewave Foods, a subsidiary of Dean Foods will be releasing a caffeinated version of a coffee creamer.
January 20, 2009 - According to researchers at the University of Durham, drinking too much coffee can cause hallucinations with the presence of 'dead people".
March 27, 2009 - This month, we were asked by Tea & Coffee Trade Journal to write a brief article discussing the complicated science behind coffee. Well, here it is!!
For those specializing in the sale of decaffeinated coffee know that within certain circles of the specialty coffee world, it's almost taboo to mention this subject. But we believe that this market holds significant growth as baby boomers enter more in advanced years. Read our July 2009 "Updates in the Decaf Market" which was recently picked up by Entrepreneur Magazine discussing the outlook of this market.
Think humans are the only living creatures that are hooked on caffeine? Well think again. Scientists at the University of Haifa (Israel) found that bees may actually prefer nectar traced with caffeine and nicotine over nectar without.
Although arabica and robusta coffee may appear similar appearance - there are a number of differences that significantly differentiate these two popular species of coffee. The following list points out a few basic differences.