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Quick Mill Silvano vs Alexia vs Anita vs Andreja vs QM67 Espresso Machine Differences

24th Sep 2020

A customer asked for the difference between the Quick Mill Silvano, Alexia, Anita, Andreja and QM67 espresso machines and we thought it might be helpful to post the response for anyone else that might have the same question. Below are the main differences. Silvano has a true boiler for brewing with a PID and a thermoblock for steaming. It does not have a thermosiphon heated grouphead so there is a lot more fluctuation in temperature when compared to something that does. The thermoblock for
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ECM Classika II PID - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 6th Aug 2020

ECM Classika II PID - In Depth Review
My daily espresso machine is a Rocket Giotto PID. I am a huge fan of PID machines as they use a digital probe to monitor the boiler temperature instead of a pressurestat. Seeing more and more companies coming out with a more economical PID machines is exciting. The ECM Classika II PID is a nicely priced more introductory prosumer espresso machine.The Classika lives up to its name with classic E61 styling including polished stainless body, and a chrome plated grouphead prominently displayed on
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Ceado E37S Grinder - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 5th Aug 2020

Ceado E37S Grinder - In Depth Review
The Caedo E37S is definitely a grinder that, at least to me seems to receive a fair amount of attention. A lot of people seem to want it, and even more people have questions about it. It's a pro grade commercial grinder which many people use in the prosumer market, that is a much more manageable size than some of the giant commercial grinders that are on the market. Measuring 17-1/2 inches, under new building code, it should fit under your cabinets but you will most likely need to pull out i
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Baratza Sette 270 - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 9th Jun 2020

Baratza Sette 270 - In Depth Review
I have been a long time Baratza fan. They have developed a product line that is a sweet spot for coffee and espresso grinders.  For most people that are wanting to get into more serious coffee brewing at home, the Baratza line is a great place to start looking.  Overall the Baratza 270 has tremendous value and outstanding performance!  Lets take a look at this grinder in depth including opening it up to see the inner workings.My Baratza story. When I got into coffee I was using
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Top Espresso Machine & Grinder Retailers In the USA

Posted by Joe Kolb on 11th Mar 2020

If I Don’t Purchase From Espresso Outlet, What Espresso Machine Retailer Do You Recommend? This is a question we get from time to time, so we decided to do a post and answer the question in case other people are asking the same thing. We obviously think our company is great, but we certainly realize there are other places to purchase espresso machines, grinders, and brewers. These are the companies we’ve found to have the best reviews, customer service and product offerings. If you deci
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How Coffee Shops Can Prepare for Coronavirus If It Comes To Your Area

3rd Mar 2020

https://dailycoffeenews.com/2020/03/02/improving-coronavirus-preparedness-in-coffee-shops-and-cafes/This articles on Daily Coffee News gives some good tips for how a coffee shop can prevent the spread of coronavirus and how a business owner can be prepared if the virus does spread to their area. Read the complete article we linked to, but in summary, these are some steps you can take: Be prepared for local health authorities to temporarily close cafesPrepare emergency funds and tal
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Panera Launches $9 / Month Unlimited Coffee Subscription Service

2nd Mar 2020

Panera Launches $9 / Month Unlimited Coffee Subscription Service
Panera launched a new unlimited coffee subscription service in February 2020 with a monthly subscription charge of only $9 per month. The service allows customers to get unlimited hot coffee, iced coffee, or hot tea at any Panera around the country for only $9 a month or $108 annually. It's for My Panera members only, but it is a great deal. The idea of the deal is to get people in a habit of coming in more often so they can upsell to other products like treats and bread products. It will be int
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Drive Thru Coffee Shop Owners

2nd Mar 2020

We started a new group dedicated to coffee shop owners that have shops that are drive thru or walk up only with no sit down area. This is a unique coffee business format, with a particular focus on efficiency of service and products that require less time to make. Equipment for drive thrus can differ from the equipment needed for traditional coffee shops. Even a few seconds per drink can make a difference in a drive thru. Drive thru customers are in a hurry and don't want to wait for half an hou
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Compak K10 Conical Burrs with Doser - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 2nd Mar 2020

Compak K10 Conical Burrs with Doser - In Depth Review
Bringing out the big guns, the Compak K10 professional shop espresso grinder!   The K10 with doser is 100% designed for a busy coffee shop.  Even the badge on the front of the doser states "Professional Barista".  It can easily handle 35-40 pounds of beans per hour.The K10 is a very elegant design, more shiny surfaces than the F8 I reviewed recently.   From an aesthetic standpoint, I love the way this grinder looks.  The adjustment ring on the top is reminiscent of the c
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Rocket Appartamento Espresso Machine Customer Review

29th Jan 2020

Here is a great detailed review we got of the Rocket Appartamento. Reviewer's Name: Anatoli DounaevskiApproximate Time Owned15 monthsRating Overall: 5Reliability Rating: 5Value for the Price: 4Usability Rating: 4Aesthetics Rating: 5Detailed Review (Include the good and the bad).  was a newcomer to the espresso world when I purchased Appartamento and Baratza Forte AP grinder. I learned and experimented with the machine and grinder couple of months before I found the great recipe (c
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Review of Rocket Espresso R58 v2

28th Jan 2020

Reviewer's Name: Seamus MckendyApproximate Time Owned: 1 YearRating Overall: 5Reliability Rating: 4Value for the Price: 5Usability Rating: 5Aesthetics Rating: 4Detailed Review: Top three most detailed reviews will get 50 bonus entriesI originally purchased the Rocket R58 instead of the Linea mini. At roughly half the cost, the value seemed substantial. The steam power is superb, 10 seconds for a flat white. The E61 grouphead is a time proven design, and the amount of support or after market
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Compak F8 Grinder - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 10th Jan 2020

Compak F8 Grinder - In Depth Review
Espresso equipment seems to fall into 3 categories with some areas that cross over.   The beginner home user, the prosumer home user, and professional shop.  The Compak E8 is definitely designed for a professional shop or a serious home user with a bit of $$$ and wants an amazing statement piece next to their espresso machine on a bar without overhead cabinets.  Unboxing this grinder, very simple packaging.  The top has a box with the hopper, instruction manual, and a fe
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Coffee Business Espresso Machine Ownership by Brand

7th Jan 2020

This graph was created using a combination of a poll as well as our sales and inquiry data. For brands with zero percent, we don't have any data on this, but there are certainly some businesses that use those brands. This table has a break down of the brands along with the percentage for each.  Brand Percent Nuova Simonelli 35.25% La Marzocco 17.63% La Spaziale 7.12% Rancilio 5.76% La Pavoni 5.76% Unic 5.42% La Cimbali
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Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 31st Dec 2019

Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster - In Depth Review
For most people, if you are even considering purchasing a coffee roaster, you are probably really into the hobby.  Maybe not? but for most it is the next logical step.   First the espresso machine or other fancy brew equipment, then the grinder, tons of accessories like bottomless portafilters, tampers, knock boxes, mats, distribution tools... the list goes on and on.  The next step... the coffee roaster.   I have always been intrigued with roasting coffee.   Probab
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Rocket R58 Espresso Machine Customer Review

12th Dec 2019

Rocket R58 Espresso Machine Customer Review
Approximate Time Owned4 years Rating Overall 5/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 5/5 Aesthetics Rating 5/5 Detailed Review The Rocket R 58 is a sweet machine. It’s one of the more popular semi-automatic commercial machines as it provides you with a café quality espresso. It has a dual boiler, steam pressure consistency, you can plumb it or use the reservoir, and it’s quiet. For these reasons, I assume it was designed for
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Baratza Sette 270 Grinder Review

12th Dec 2019

Approximate Time Owned6 months Rating Overall 4/5 Reliability Rating 4/5 Value for the Price 4/5 Usability Rating 4/5 Aesthetics Rating 4/5 Detailed Review This is my first espresso purposed grinder and I have loved it so far. The ease of use from setting your 3 pre programmed timers, dialing in your grind and disassembly for cleaning make this grinder great for someone just starting their espresso journey or a seasoned vet. I personally single does each time
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Rancilio Silvia M Espresso Machine Review

12th Dec 2019

Rancilio Silvia M Espresso Machine Review
Approximate Time Owned6 years Rating Overall 5/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 4/5 Aesthetics Rating 4/5 Detailed Review Rancilio Silvia is a very reliable machine and has a strong following online. You can get all your questions answered easily with a little research. The machine does require an excellent grinder and a thorough understanding of espresso dosing, distribution, tamping, and temperature. The machine’s therm
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Ceado E6P v2 Grinder Review

12th Dec 2019

Ceado E6P v2 Grinder Review
NameAlbert Acosta Exact Product Brand & Model Name Ceado E6P V2 Approximate Time Owned 1 1/2 yrs Rating Overall 5/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 5/5 Aesthetics Rating 4/5 Detailed ReviewBought this for my Conti Prestina, and now using it for my Profitec Pro 800. The flavors I now get from my machines have been noticeably enhanced with this grinder. On the plus side: 1) Gives me great tasting espress
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Rancilio Rocky Grinder Review

12th Dec 2019

Rancilio Rocky Grinder Review
NameCody Kuhnline Product Brand & Model Name Rancilio Rocky Approximate Time Owned 2 Years Rating Overall 4/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 4/5 Aesthetics Rating 4/5 Detailed Review We've owned this grinder for 2 years and it's great. I bought it used and don't know how long the prior owner had it or used it, but it's still running strong. I got a great deal on it and a La Pavoni espresso machine. Wh
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Fiorenzato F4E Nano v2 Grinder Customer Review

12th Dec 2019

Fiorenzato F4E Nano v2 Grinder Customer Review
Approximate Time Owned2 years Rating Overall 5/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 4/5 Aesthetics Rating 5/5 Detailed Review I switched to the first gen F4E Nano from a four year old Baratza Vario that was on its third repair in 6 months. The F4E is built incredibly well and looks beautiful. There is some clumping of the grinds, but not much. There is retention, 2-3 grams at least, which one can live with. Adjusting the grin
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La Spaziale Vivaldi II Espresso Machine Review

12th Dec 2019

La Spaziale Vivaldi II Espresso Machine Review
Approximate Time Owned3 years & 15 years Rating Overall 5/5 Reliability Rating 5/5 Value for the Price 5/5 Usability Rating 5/5 Aesthetics Rating 5/5 Detailed Review We purchased our first Vivaldi II 15 years ago and another 3 years ago for a different location. The Vivaldi II has separate brew & steam boilers. This allows for steaming milk and drawing espresso at the same time and more importantly at the correct temperature for each. Our newer Vivaldi is th
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How Many Group Heads Should a Coffee Shop Espresso Machine Have?

7th Dec 2019

According to a poll we did of coffee shop owners that have successfully run a coffee shop for at least a year, 94.6% used an espresso machine with at least two groups. Of the 5.4% that used a single group machine, the majority used a large single group machine with 220 volt connection. Most suggested that they were planning on getting a two group soon or wished they had gotten a two group machine. There was only one coffee shop owner that used a 15 amp single group machine and that
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Rocket Espresso Fausto Grinder - In Depth Review

Posted by Barrett Ellis on 22nd Nov 2019

Rocket Espresso Fausto Grinder - In Depth Review
By: Barrett EllisSo I have been using the Rocket Fausto since last March. Prior to receiving, I was asking several questions online since it was still relatively new to the market. A bunch of people replied “its made by Atom”, or “just buy an Atom….” but did not have much else to say. I had been searching for a grinder upgrade for a few years, wanting and wishing for several different brands and models. I had played with and experienced much nicer grinders but was stuck with one that
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Home Espresso Machine Brand Popularity

6th Nov 2019

Home Espresso Machine Brand Popularity
According to our sales data and a poll of visitors, the following shows the popularity of espresso machine brands.  Here is a table showing the brands and percentages.  Brand Percent Rocket 20.33% La Pavoni 14.84% Quick Mill 12.09% Rancilio 11.54% La Spaziale 9.89% ECM 8.79% Bezzera 4.95% Lelit 4.40% Nuova Simonelli 3.85% Izzo 2.20% Elektra 1.65% Ascaso 1.65% La Cimbali 1.10% Faema 1.10%
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Chaga Mushroom Coffee - Medicinal Benefits

30th Dec 2018

What Is Chaga Mushroom Coffee? Chaga coffee is simply a blend of Chaga Mushrooms and coffee. Chaga mushrooms are a superfood that have a lot of health benefits and have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Chaga mushroom coffee simply combines the benefits of this outstanding superfood with your coffee. It’s a great way to get superfood benefits with your daily cup(s). If you get the right blend of coffee mixed with superior quality mushrooms, you can have the benef
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Nuova Simonelli Espresso Machine & Grinder Gallery

5th Dec 2018

Photos from Nuova Simonelli Facebook updates. Photos of Nuova Simonelli espresso machines and grinders. #AureliaII at Coffee RepublicWaiting for a coffee with #AureliaII at Atmans Coffee in BarcelonaThe new week has started with #AppiaII#nuovasimonelliDid you know? In 2011 Nuova Simonelli presented the innovative T3 technology that grants maximum thermal stability through tridimensional temperature control (water, steam, group). #NuovaSimonelli#TechnologyThe one and only #AureliaWave w
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How to Get More Reviews Online for Your Coffee Business

29th Nov 2018

BY GUEST WRITER Peter Rucht from Coffee MarketerWhen I first started my coffee business, online reviews became the single best ― and free ― way to drive traffic to my cafe.But getting online reviews isn’t so easy.It seems as if you have to fight for every review. Out of the 20 people requested, only one person usually actually followed through. But if customers have a disappointing experience, they will write a bad review in a heartbeat.Figuring out the best and easiest ways to recei
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Cleaning Your Espresso Machine Step by Step Guide

20th Aug 2018

3 Signs that it’s Time to Clean your Espresso Machine (and why it’s important to do so!)There are many variables involved in creating the perfect shot of espresso, including coffee quality, water quality and equipment. Yet, something that’s often overlooked is the cleanliness factor. Here are 3 signs to watch out for that may indicate your machine is less clean than optimal: Your espresso is taking too long to extractYour espresso inexplicably starts to get a funky tasteYou have your grind sett
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La Spaziale Wood Panel Installation

17th Aug 2018

Then on each side loosen the screws at the bottom.Align the wood panels with the screws and tighten to hold panels in place.

Coffee: The Secret to a Longer Life

14th Aug 2018

Have you been searching for the latest life extension technology? Look no further than your daily cup of coffee! Amazing new research is showing that drinking coffee on a regular basis can boost your chances at longevity, with benefits even extending to those who drink up to 8 cups a day! A recent study performed in the U.K. that analyzed around 500,000 British adults concluded that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of early death. In this brand new study published in the Journal of the American
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Learn How to Make Your Own Soap...Using Coffee

8th Aug 2018

So, we know that coffee has some awesome health benefits when we drink it, but did you know it also can have some great effects on your skin and complexion topically? Not only is coffee packed with antioxidants, but it also works as a natural vasodilator to firm up your skin. All this means that your favorite morning beverage can also reduce and prevent wrinkles, and protect your skin against free radical and sun damage. Now, it doesn’t make much sense to try and rinse your face with your leftov
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Espresso Measurement Basics

7th Aug 2018

When making espresso, there are so many variables to consider. All sorts of factors can impact your results including your water, grind texture, temperature, bean quality, and of course your measurements. Generally speaking, your standard double shot of espresso will be made with 17-18 grams of coffee. Of course, this may be adjusted depending on other variables and also to your personal taste. While you can use your portafilter to measure, it is best to use a kitchen scale for the best accuracy
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Coffee Reduces Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

7th Aug 2018

Diabetes is huge problem worldwide with over 300 million people afflicted across the globe. If you are looking for even more reasons to drink that extra cup of coffee, studies are showing that habitual coffee consumption significantly lowers your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Amazingly, each cup of coffee consumed is associated with 7% reduced risk of the condition and those who drank the most coffee had the benefit of a 23%-67% reduction!Source: 1
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Coffee Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

7th Aug 2018

While you may have heard rumors that coffee can increase your risk of heart disease, this assumption has been proven false by two studies (1, 2). Through these studies, both The American Heart Association and NMCD Journal conclude that there is no association between daily coffee consumption and coronary heart disease. Furthermore, there is even evidence to suggest that women who drink coffee regularly have a lower risk of developing heart disease. Interestingly, research from from Japan shows t
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Coffee Improves Your Memory

7th Aug 2018

Along with all the other mind stimulating benefits coffee offers us, another one you can add to the list in increased short term and long term memory function. In a double blind study conducted at John Hopkins University, it was demonstrated that caffeine from coffee may help to strengthen memory and make you more resistant to forgetting. Throughout the study, it was also discovered that caffeine enhances memory consolidation, which is the process of strengthening memories and making them more p
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Coffee Contains Essential Nutrients

7th Aug 2018

Been forgetting to take your daily multivitamin? Well fortunately for you, you can still receive some essential nutrients from your daily coffee. Just one cup of coffee contains the following : 11% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)6% of the recommended daily amount Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)3% of the recommended daily amount of Manganese and Potassium2% of the recommended daily amount of Niacin Magnesium (Vitamin B3)Of Course, the more cups you drink, the more of the
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Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Cavities

7th Aug 2018

While some of us might be concerned about how coffee affects our pearly whites, you might be surprised to find out that coffee actually has teeth protecting abilities. In a 2002 study, Coffee was found to provide antibacterial support against certain microorganisms including the Streptococcus Mutan (or S. Mutan), which is one of the biggest causes of dental cavities. Scientists at two Italian Universities concluded that certain coffee molecules prevent S. Mutan organisms from sticking to tooth e
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Coffee Can Reduce Gout in Men

7th Aug 2018

Gout is a kind of arthritis that is caused when uric acid crystals buildup within the joints. It’s can be a debilitating condition that usually affects the feet and legs and it is commonly triggered by the foods we eat. In 2007, a 12 year study performed by the American College of Rheumatology exclusively on men, concluded that long term coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of gout. While drinking fewer than 5 cups of coffee a day saw only a 10% reduction in risk, drinking 6 or mo
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Coffee Can Improve Post-Workout Muscle Recovery

7th Aug 2018

So you know that coffee can give help give you an extra boost of energy for your workout, but did you know that coffee will also keep helping you even after your workout is over? Interestingly, research shows that coffee can lower your perceived soreness during, and up to 3 days after you exercise! Some studies show that this is due to certain proteins in coffee, known as peptides, that have a similar effect on the body as morphine. So, if you are struggling with post workout muscle pain, try ad
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Coffee Improves Your Physical Performance

7th Aug 2018

Having trouble finding the energy or motivation to get through your morning workout? Try a cup of coffee before hitting the gym. When you drink caffeinated coffee, Epinephrine (better known as adrenaline) is released into your bloodstream, which gives you an extra boost. Caffeine is also known to speed up metabolism when taken before exercise, providing you with even more fat burning, energy enhancing benefits. Additionally, caffeine also helps break down body fat into free fatty acids so they
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Coffee Improves Your Mental Performance

7th Aug 2018

This fact should be no surprise to you since you have probably experienced it if you are coffee drinker. Because coffee mildly stimulates your central nervous system, it proves to boost alertness and attention. This can be very beneficial for those who work and drive at night and need increased wakefulness. Studies also show that coffee is effective in improving performance in those who are jet-lagged or suffering from a sleep disorder. Research done by the European Food Safety Authority conclud
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Coffee Can Help Improve Your Body’s Blood Circulation

7th Aug 2018

Although we have seen findings that show coffee decreases blood flow in the brain, studies are actually showing that drinking coffee can increase blood flow within the body. In one study that analyzed 27 adults, age 22-30 who did not regularly drink coffee, it was found that drinking just one cup of coffee significantly increased blood flow within their fingers. Measuring the blood flow within the fingers in indicative of how well the body’s smaller vessels are pumping blood. When caffeinated co
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Coffee is a Major Source of Antioxidants

7th Aug 2018

Believe it or not, if you eat a traditional western diet, coffee might be the healthiest thing you are consuming. Antioxidants play a crucial role in keeping our cells healthy and coffee contains massive amount of them. Antioxidants protect our bodies by purging our cells of free radicals, which prevents cell damage and further reduces our risk of developing cell related diseases like cancer. Coffee is packed with powerful antioxidants like hydroxycinnamic acids and polyphenols, and surprisingly
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Coffee Can Reduce Your Risk of Certain Cancers

7th Aug 2018

It was reported by the CDC that approximately 26 million Americans were diagnosed with some sort of cancer in 2014, about 8 percent of the US population. While we all look for effective methods of prevention, studies are showing that regular coffee consumption can help to further reduce your risk of developing certain cancers. Some studies are showing that those who drink at least two cups of coffee per day can slash their risk of developing liver cancer by 43% and those who drink 4-5 cups can r
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Drink Coffee, Live Longer

7th Aug 2018

So, you’ve heard about all the various ways coffee can improve your health, but did you know your daily cup could actually add years to your life? A recent study out of Stanford University School of Medicine found that properties in caffeine may reduce the inflammatory process linked to cardiovascular disease and aging. With a majority of noncommunicable diseases related to chronic inflammation, this is great news for coffee drinkers. Researchers from Stanford discovered that caffeine directly c
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Health Benefits of Coffee: Coffee Can Protect Your Liver

7th Aug 2018

The liver is vitally essential to our body. It filters our blood, detoxifies us from chemicals and metabolizes fats, along with performing a myriad of other important functions. Unfortunately, a lifetime of poor dietary choices, drinking alcohol, certain medications and a variety of health conditions can take a toll on the liver, but now studies are showing that coffee can have some amazing, beneficial effects for this crucial organ. A recent study cited in the Journal of Hepatology found that
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Health Benefits of Coffee: It Can Help Protect You From Dementia and Alzheimer’s

7th Aug 2018

Since they can be such a debilitating diseases and there is currently no cure, everyone is looking for methods of prevention against dementia and Alzheimer’s. Through research, many experts and studies have concluded that regularly consuming coffee can decrease your risk of developing these neurodegenerative diseases. Amazingly, one study even found that drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia by 65%. Like with other conditions, it seems that caffeine i
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Health Benefits of Coffee: It Reduces the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

7th Aug 2018

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and since there is currently no cure, prevention is key. Parkinson’s disease is caused from the loss of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain, and studies show that those who regularly consume coffee have their risk of developing Parkinson’s significantly reduced with reduction levels ranging from 30% to 60% depending on other factors.It’s been widely reported that just one cup a day can decrease your risk by 31%, while
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