Did you know that coffee is a great source for antioxidants? Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than from any other source of food. And if you drink your coffee black with no cream or sugar, coffee can be a good can be a good way to help give your health a little guilt free boost.
Now even though there are over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed every year around the world, not everybody likes to drink black coffee. So how can you get the benefits of the high antioxidants in coffee? By cooking with it. There have been many great recipes created over the years that utilize brewed black coffee, whole beans and/or ground coffee.
But why should you care about antioxidants? What do they do? Antioxidants, help cells in your body from being oxidized by toxins, chemicals and inflammation. They can help with the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, arthritis-related conditions, and may even help with slowing Alzheimer’s disease.
Most people think about the health benefits they get from drinking coffee, not eating the coffee bean. You can actually get more antioxidants from eating coffee grounds than drinking coffee. Now I am not suggesting you should start buying coffee and just eat the grounds instead of making coffee.
What I am suggesting is, if you haven’t already, you should consider trying to cook with coffee. While there are a lot of recipes out there using coffee in deserts, there are also plenty of recipes for savory and healthy foods as well.
I have been trying different coffee recipes out and making modifications to some and also trying them with different types of coffee beans. And yes, believe it or not, some recipes you can tell the difference in flavor depending on the bean.
Being a coffee lover, I do have a preference for AA Arabica beans. AA Arabica beans have a fragrant aroma and rich body. And at PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company we infrared roast the beans so the beans are never bitter, never burnt, always smooth and have a fuller flavor.
I know I sound like I am talking about wine (which I am a big fan of as well), but if you haven’t noticed, coffee has come along way and their are more specialty coffee companies popping up all over. You will find many coffee shops have tasting notes on their various coffees just like a fine wine.
However, approximately only 2% of coffee is infrared roasted worldwide because the process to roast costs a little more for coffee companies. We infrared roast all of our coffee because we believe in providing better coffee to our clients so they can provide a better cup of coffee to their customers.
We also believe in a healthy lifestyle and the infrared roasting process helps the coffee have higher antioxidants.
Over the next few weeks some of my blog posts will start containing recipes utilizing coffee in them. Some will be healthy, some will be less healthy, but all will be really good, especially the ones for those of us with a sweet tooth.
I might even include some videos. I hope you will join me on my continued journey of discovery of coffee, its health benefits, and living a healthy lifestyle. You might even see a recipe or two that you like.
“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”
PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company