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Shamrock Smoothie

Shamrock smoothie

This particular Shamrock Smoothie is festive, tasty and falls somewhere between a treat loaded with greens and a straight-up treat.
The Shamrock Smoothie.

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
a handful of fresh baby spinach, about 1 cup packed
¼ cup fresh mint, about 10 leaves
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 ice cubes
¼ teaspoon good vanilla extract
¾ cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk Original Unsweetened

Instructions

In a blender, combine the banana, spinach, mint leaves, almond butter, ice, vanilla, and Almond milk or Cashew milk. Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed for desired consistency.
Pour into a glass and serve.
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St . Patrick’s Day-Inspired Recipes

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Through traditional Irish recipes to the extremely inauthentic, but still delicious,   United states versions with beer stirred within, check out these yummy St . Patrick’ s Day-inspired recipes.
St . Patrick’ s Day-Inspired Recipes to Make us Wish this Came More than Once a Year.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth, plus a splash for deglazing the pan
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons water

Step 1: Prep and Brown the Lamb

Preheat your slow cooker on low and heat a cast-iron skillet (or any other heavy pan) on medium-high.

Toss the lamb with a third cup of flour until coated. You can do this by sealing the two ingredients in a zip-top bag, then shaking, or by tossing them together in a large mixing bowl.

Once the skillet is hot, brown the lamb with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. You don’t need to cook the lamb long—just enough to get some nice color on the outside. When it’s nicely browned, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

In the same pan, saute the onions and garlic for a minute or two. Hit this with a splash or two of the beef broth—this will help deglaze, or loosen all the tasty browned bits from the pan. Again, you don’t need to cook these completely—the slow cooker will take care of that.

Test Kitchen tip: Even though this recipe relies on your trusty slow cooker to get that fork-tender texture, browning gives ingredients a big flavor boost.

Step 2: Start Slow Cooking

When the slow cooker is warmed, add the lamb and the onion, garlic and broth mixture—you want every bit of flavor from the skillet going into the slow cooker. Then stir in the potatoes, carrots, seasonings, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth.

Let the stew cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Step 3: Add the Finishing Touches

Peas cook quickly in the slow cooker, so wait until the last half hour to stir them in.

This is also the time to give your stew a bit more body. So, thicken the stew with a bit of flour. Whisk together 1 tablespoon of flour with 2 tablespoons of water until nice and smooth. Then stir into the stew. Place the lid back on the slow cooker and let the stew bubble away for 30 minutes more.

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Butcher box beef is one hundred percent grass fed and grass finished the cattle

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ButcherBox beef is one hundred percent grass fed and grass finished the cattle

Butcher box beef is one hundred percent grass fed and grass finished the cattle are free to range on grassy pastures throughout their entire life sucking from their mother for the first 6 to 12 months then eating their natural diet of grass. Space thanks to the climate they graze year-round rather than having to endure seasonal changes where there might be cooped up. The benefits of eating grass-fed grass-finished meat are plentiful besides being delicious the beep is packed with vitamins and minerals. Why grass-fed beef
 Grass-fed health benefits are 100 fewer calories per 6 oz serving of steak versus a grain-fed steak.
Lower in saturated fat but high in unsaturated fats like Omega threes and great for your heart brain and reducing the risk of cancer. Higher in vitamins and minerals. The grass-fed beef is more Humane to the cattle guaranteed that these cattle are humanely raised and encouraged to roam free. The taste of the grass-fed beef. Grass-fed meat has more character power much more active so the beat develops a pronounced flavor like wine and grapes grass-fed cattle carry the characteristics of the environment.
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Braised chuck roast with red wine and mushrooms. The butcher box boneless chuck

Braised chuck roast with red wine and mushrooms. The butcher box boneless chuck

Braised chuck roast with red wine and mushrooms. The butcher box boneless chuck roast exhibits outstanding marbling yet it's much cleaner than its grain-fed counterparts.
Chuck Roast exhibits outstanding marbling, yet is much leaner than its grain-fed counterpart. Cut from the beef shoulder just above the short rib, it becomes increasingly tender when braised or roasted, and makes an excellent choice for one-pot recipes. Get the most out of your chuck by using a rich and flavorful broth as your cooking liquid, and use the leftovers for a terrific open-faced sandwich! Get 2 FREE Filet Mignons,
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Braising method.

1) Preheat the Dutch oven.Butcher Box Roast
 2) Add oil, once oil is hot sear chuck roast on all sides for 2 to 3 minutes per side until a brown crust forms remove and set aside.
3) Glaze The Dutch oven with the braising liquid in my case a nice Cabernet Sauvignon one cup of that wine should do.
4) Place the roast back into the Dutch oven add any remaining ingredients cover the roast halfway with the brazing list liquids.
5) Bring to a slow simmer and cover with lid.
6) Finish the roast on the stove top at the same low simmer or in a 300 degrees Fahrenheit oven cook for 4 and 1/2 hours or until is fork tender
7) Rest in juices for at least 30 minutes if you don't have a Dutch oven use a deep heavy pot make sure it's oven safe if you transfer to the oven.
Tips from the chef.
1) The deeper The Seer that taste your the roast expect your kitchen to get all Smokey on this one
2) The chef's realtor cooking with wine is it if you wouldn't drink it don't cook with it a decent Cabernet or Merlot will give this braising liquid the deep dish flavors you're after.
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Kopi Luwak Coffee

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Most Expensive Coffee

Kopi Luwak is by far the most expensive coffee in the world. Retail pricing can be found in the range of  $450 per pound, or 10 bucks per brewed cup.

Kopi Luwak is very different from cheap, gourmet coffee most drink every day. Each hand-harvested bean of Kopi Luwak has been digested and pooped out of the system of a small Indonesian cat.

When you try a cup of Kopi Luwak it is fun to figure out whether having cat digestive properties on your coffee beans improve the flavor, or whether this was all just an elaborate prank of these Indonesian farmers. Kopi Luwak Coffee 16 oz – Free Range Kopi Luwak

The Kopi Luwak Coffee aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It's thick with a hint of chocolate, and lingers on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive and rarest coffee in the world and limited supplies are grown each year. This is the coffee made famous from the movie The Bucket List. Due to the rarity and expensive price of Kopi Luwak there are no refunds or exchanges available on this coffee unlike other Coffees.

Shipped in a large size 16 oz. souvenir bag with a certificate of authenticity numbered to match your bag. 100% Wild Gathered Kopi Luwak Coffee 100% Cage Free Shipping Medium roast Fresh roasted only when you place your order Please check out our Kopi Luwak Coffee 2 oz Sample Size if you are looking for a smaller and more affordable option.

What is Kopi Luwak Coffee?

Kopi Luwak Coffee has a very unusual origin unlike any other coffee bean. The Luwak denizen (a member of the cat family also known as the Asian Palm Civet) of the coffee plantations of Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi, eats only the ripest coffee cherries. Unable to digest the coffee beans, the Luwak graciously deposits them on the jungle floor where they are eagerly collected by the locals. The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world rarest coffee beverage. The secret of this delicious blend, enthuses the Indonesia Tourism Promotion.

Purchase Kopi Luwak Coffee 16 oz – Free Range Kopi Luwak from Volcanica Coffee Company through my links and I earn a commission that will support this site. Get Kopi Luwak Coffee 16 oz – Free Range Kopi Luwak today. Thanks for visiting.

Kopi Luwak Coffee aroma is rich and strong

The Kopi Luwak Coffee aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It's thick with a hint of chocolate, and lingers on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive and rarest coffee in the world and limited supplies are grown each year. This is the coffee made famous from the movie The Bucket List.

Due to the rarity and expensive price of Kopi Luwak there are no refunds or exchanges available on this coffee unlike other Volcanica Coffees. Shipped in a large size 16 oz. souvenir bag with a certificate of authenticity numbered to match your bag and all placed inside a gift box.

    • 100% Wild Gathered Kopi Luwak Coffee
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • 100% Cage Free
  • Medium roast
  • Fresh roasted only when you place your order

CUP NOTES: Richly pungent. Rich and plump though simple acidity; lightly smooth mouthfeel. Finish rounds in crisp sandalwood and chocolate.Roasted to order, shipped the same day.

FLAVOR NOTES: Sandalwood, apricot, dark chocolate, plum blossom, musk and chanterelle-like mushroom in aroma and savory-edged cup. The beans are harvested from the feces of wild of civet cats resident in Sumatra that eat only the ripe coffee fruit.

COFFEE PROCESSING: Semi-washed

DRYING: Sun

 

About the product
  • 100% Pure Authentic Kopi Luwak Coffee Beans, not a phony blend for an original Kopi Luwak experience.
  • Wild Civet coffee sustainably sourced and collected by small farmer’s in North Sumatra, Indonesia so no animals are harmed
  • Rich, strong flavored, and amazingly full-bodied, a perfect cup of coffee to savor. Medium roasted whole beans allowing the true flavor characteristic to come through for a remarkable taste.
  • The Most Expensive Coffee in the World famously known from the movie The Bucket List

Product description

The most delicious (and one of the most expensive) coffees in the world does not hail from Jamaica or Hawaii, but instead, from Indonesia. Kopi Luwak (Civet) Coffee is extremely rare. It is harvested from the droppings of a cat-like animal (The Luwak). The Luwak's are very selective eaters.

They love to eat raw coffee cherries and will only eat the best (ripest) of the bunch. Their digestive system processes the cherries, removing the outer husk and leaves the green coffee beans intact in their droppings. The droppings are dried, the beans are then removed and thoroughly cleaned and ready to be roasted. The internal digestion process adds a very unique and special flavor to the beans, removing the bitterness. Whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone special, or, you are a coffee connoisseur and want to treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Kopi Luwak coffee is the ticket!

Our Kopi Luwak beans are imported directly from a Luwak farm in Indonesia and are hand roasted by our master coffee roaster in micro batches. We supply very small amounts of roasted and packaged beans to Amazon so, rest assured, the beans are always fresh and you will not be disappointed! Brewing Recommendations: French Press: Coarsely Grind 28 grams of Kopi Luwak Coffee Beans. Place ground beans in empty French Press. Bring 16 ounces of water to a boil. Allow to cool to 195-200 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15 seconds). Add just boiled water to French press and stir.

Place Lid on French Press with plunger extended in a manner that will not allow steam to escape. Let sit for 5 minutes. Slowly push plunger down to the bottom of the French press (20 seconds or so from top to bottom). Pour Coffee and Enjoy! P.S. Do not allow coffee to sit inside the French Press as it will continue to brew.

 

Final Thoughts

My thoughts about a $10 cup of coffee.

It was absolutely delicious. A different and distinctive flavor. Such a rich aroma, but a mellow and thin body. It had a nutty, and sort of hazlenut tone. No aftertaste, really quite interesting. If it weren’t for the scarcity and experience value – I’m not sure it’s worth the high price. However, wait until you taste it…. WOW.

That familiar coffee bitterness is wrapped up in a mild chocolate flavor. If most mild coffees have the taste profile of milk chocolate, Kopi Luwak tastes like a high quality dark chocolate, sweet with a hint of bitterness at the same time.

It goes down very smoothly, and every sip is a delight. It is smooth, mild and sweet, with a gentle hint of bitterness.

Tried it with a bit of cream and sugar. Not recommended that spoiled it completely, masking the flavors and turning it into just another mild coffee.

I can now say that is check off my bucket list with Kopi Luwak.

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The famous Oreo cookie ball recipe.

Today on athomecook.com I bring to you the famous Oreo cookie ball recipe.Oreo balls Grab two packs of Oreo cookies and a double pack of Philadelphia cream cheese. 1 pack of Oreo cookiesGet your food processor and put all of the Oreo cookies into the food processor and blend or chop until a fine dust. Take out about .25 cups for crumble toping and set aside. Add one pack of the cream cheese in chunks and blend until a dough like consistency. Roll into Oreo cookie ball a bit smaller than a golf ball and put into the freezer for hardening. If your processor is small run in two batches, one pack of Oreos and one pack of cream cheese. In a double Broiler put in your chocolate that melts easily usually found the in cake section of store, I like the almond bark and it works great. Roll each of the semi frozen balls in the melted chocolate and set aside to cool. Drizzle with an opposite color chocolate or sprinkle with some of the Oreo cookie ball Dust saved from before. Oreo balls in the food processor

 

Enjoy you and your guests will have great fun talking about these truffle like Oreo balls.

I have made these for several years and they are always a HUGE hit! They are now a tradition at our family Christmas party. For variation use white chocolate as well as the semi-sweet and both are delicious!  They taste wonderful and are always a hit!

 

 

 

 

  • How to Store: Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
  • Gift-Giving: Pack these delicious Oreo cookie ball balls in small gift boxes. Add a colorful bow and boom the perfect holiday or hostess gift.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 100 calories, 6g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, less than 1g dietary fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein.

 

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Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef

Snake River Farms for the best American Wagyu Beef

The real Japanese Kobe beef comes from a specific area of Japan. There are only about 3000 head of Wagyu cattle that qualify as Kobe, so this unique distinction will cost you. Probably spending over $250 for a small steak if you can even find it at in the US.Snake River Farms Rib eye

Available in the US is a different variety “American Kobe” or “American Wagyu” beef. This beef usually a cross of a Japanese Wagyu breed and an Angus. You get some of the super marbling and flavor of the Wagyu breed and the fast-growing high yield of the Angus. Shop all Snake River Farms Products.

Cross Breeding the Wagyu with the Angus

The benefit of cross breeding the Wagyu with the Angus is a super high quality of beef more affordable to the than the Japanese Kobe. Of course an American Wagyu steak won’t be as good as a Japanese Kobe steak but it is close for a more reasonable price.

That is the whole Kobe/Wagyu thing in a nutshell anyway. Please note, I include affiliate links within this post to support the maintenance and development of this site.
There are more subtleties to the cuts and those articles will be here as I have time try each cut and then report on my finings.

Are there good Prime steaks and great Prime steaks? Of course, that is where the Japanese grading scale comes in. Nearly all American Wagyu steaks would grade out as Prime due to the fat content and marbling so by using the Japanese grading scale you can start go figure out just how good a cut of American Wagyu beef really is. Prime sets a bottom standard of what a steak needs to be but that leaves a lot of room at the top end of the scale for American Wagyu and Kobe beef.

The Japanese beef grading system

The Japanese beef grading system uses the BMS scale (Beef Marble Score) to determine the quality of the meat. They check the carcass between the 6th and 7th rib to determine the fat content of the meat and they also use some different calculations to determine the yield of the carcass. The BMS goes basically from 3-12 with 3-4 being average (a score of “3”), 5-7 being good (a score of “4”), and 8-12 being excellent (a score of “5”). The yield score is a letter grade A, B, or C depending on how much beef the carcass will yield. So the best score you can get on a Kobe steak is an A5. This is the best of the best. A3 and A4 are still very, very good but A5 or a high yield with a BMS score of over 8 is about the best you can get. 1
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When you look at an American Wagyu steak or roast the first thing you will notice is how much more fat is marbled in the meat than a regular steak and this is where the exceptional flavor and texture come from. You really, really need to be careful to not overcook a Wagyu steak because if you do all the fat will render out of it and take away some of its charm.

One of the best ways to get your hands on some American Wagyu beef is to order online and Snake River Farms is one of the best places to get it. They offer several different cuts and the best price.

Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef

Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef has a grading of their American Wagyu beef: Black and Gold Grade. The regular American Wagyu beef has a BMS score of between 6 and 8 while the Gold Grade has a BMS score of 9+. The Gold Grade is the best of the best and while the prices might shock you at first you will notice the difference if you splurge and give it a shot. Below are some of the different cuts offered in the two different categories:

No matter which American Wagyu beef cut you go with, you will be impressed with the quality and you will see how it is a step above your regular beef. American Wagyu beef probably won't be an everyday thing but for a special anniversary, birthday, or party you will be happy with your choice.Learn to Cook Steak with Thomas Keller

Final Thoughts

In this article you learned something about American Wagyu and Kobe beef and hopefully you will give it a try. I Highly Recommend snake river farms wagyu beef.
Rick

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Black Friday Deals from MasterClass Hurry Limited Time Offer

MasterClass Black Friday DealsBlack Friday Deals from MasterClass Hurry Limited Time OfferCooking at home is the new going out with Gordon Ramsay

For the first time ever, MasterClass is offering a Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotion! I include affiliate links within this post to support the maintenance and development of this site. Please see below for the exciting details:

• Promotion: “Buy One, Gift One.” Buy one All-Access Pass and receive a free All-Access Pass to gift to the person of your choice.
• Eligibility: Offer available to new customers, and single class customers that upgrade to AAP.
• Start/End Dates: Wednesday, 11/21 – Monday, 11/26

The promotion allows a new customer to purchase an All-Access Pass for $180 and receive another All-Access Pass to give to someone else at no additional charge! If a customer has already purchased a single class for $90, they can upgrade to the All-Access Pass for an additional $90 and still receive another All-Access Pass to give as a gift. Hurry this Black Friday Deals from Masterclass will expire soon.

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Why the Best Kona Coffee Brand is KOA Kona Coffee.

Kona coffee from Hawaii is one of the best kona coffee brand experiences I have ever enjoyed. 100% Kona Coffee Beans are sought after amongst all the coffee varieties in the world, famed for its mouth-watering aromas and deliciously smooth, rich flavor and characteristic rich profile.100% Kona Coffee

Most of the beans sold as ‘Kona' don’t live up to the name. True 100% Kona is expensive, so Kona beans are frequently mixed with cheaper beans to produce affordable blends.

I have tried those these blends and thought well that was nothing special, I was probably a victim of a Kona impersonator. Don't let this happen to you. Koa Coffee sells only the highest-grade Kona Beans, direct from the farm, at the best possible price. The Tri-pack includes 3 types of Kona for Variety.

This is the coffee Forbes called Best in America!.

Koa often runs discounts on this deal for new customers, so clicking the links in this article will deliver for the best valued, quality Kona coffee online. Shop all our KOA Kona coffee selection.

The Kona Belt

 

The Kona Belt is located on the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, where the microclimate is extremely favorable to coffee-growing. The gentle, green slopes are fertile, and the coffee plants are KOA Best Kona Coffeenourished by both sun and rain in equal measures.

The soil is rich and volcanic, providing the coffee trees with plenty of nutrition. The coffee grown in these conditions has a mellow, smooth but robust flavor profile.

What Is the Best 100% Kona Coffee Brand?

The best of the best comes in the form of the peaberry coffee beans. They have higher moisture content and far fewer imperfections than even Kona Extra Fancy beans.

 

 

 

Hawaiian coffee is divided into eight grade bands, which are:

1.Extra fancy (the highest quality with impressively superior flavor)
2.Fancy (also excellent)
3.No.1 (mixed with a higher grade to create a 100% Kona Coffee at a better price)
4.Kona Select (sold as an affordable blend but not as good as 1, 2, and 3)
5.Kona Prime (sold as an affordable blend but not as good as 1, 2, and 3)
6.Mixed Natural Prime (The lowest quality)

Peaberry beans

Peaberry beans roast beautifully and produce coffee that is smooth, full-bodied and has a bit of a bite! It’s no wonder that coffee connoisseurs call Kona peaberry coffee the best of the best.
There is high demand for peaberries, but nature cannot be forced! If you want top-notch Kona coffee, look for peaberry beans and be prepared to pay the price!

We highly recommend getting your hands on a packet of Koa Coffee's Whole Bean Kona Coffee, Peaberry Dark Roast. It’s not cheap – but bear in mind you get what you pay for. Splash out and treat yourself to what most fans describe as the best coffee they’ve ever experienced.Recommendation:

 Tri-Pack Kona Sampler

Save on Kona Coffee when you buy a Triple-pack!

The Tri-Pack Kona Sampler has three varieties of 100% Kona, each with their own unique characteristics and of course from KOA the Best Kona Coffee Brand .

Grande Domaine Kona Coffee

Triple Pack of Kona Coffee
This little beauty is very well known and was selected as a Kona Coffee Cupping Contest Winner because of its amazing quality and balance. The resulting brew is deliciously rich and smooth without being overly bitter.

Private Reserve Kona Coffee

This blend is a mixture of 100% Kona coffee beans from a variety of different grades and farms. The Private Reserve was awarded the title of the “Best in America” by Forbes magazine.

Estate Kona

Sourced from only one small farm on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano, this blend mixes the top three grades of Kona coffee together. So you get to experience the full joy of the most moist, flavorful beans combined.

The Koa Coffee Plantation has been in business since 1997. Established and run by the Artukovich family, it was later sold to Kona’s Best Natural Coffee – known as Koa Coffee Plantation.
The source coffee plantation rests on the Mauna Loa slopes in Hawaii’s “Kona coffee belt”.

Today, Koa Coffees is a worldwide sensation produced with top-of-the-line equipment and carefully vacuum-sealed to bring a rich, fresh-roasted aroma straight to you.
Koa coffee is all about the smoothness, full flavor, high-quality and exquisite balance of these offerings.

The Kona Sampler Tri-pack is a great way to try out a few different varieties and would make a fantastic gift for a coffee lover. It also comes at a reasonable price, considering it’s premium quality – a fantastic introduction to the joys of Kona coffee.

Final Thoughts

When purchasing Kona coffee, it pays to do your homework. Consider the background and history of the plantations whose products you are considering purchasing.
Well-established Farms, with a tradition of producing high-quality, pure Kona coffees, are the only ones you can trust if you truly seek genuine Kona experience.

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The health benefits for heavy coffee drinkers

Espresso in moderation is known as to benefit our health and wellness, so like most Texans believe if just a little is good, more must be better. Here I explore what goes on in large levels of coffee consumption for heavy coffee drinkers?

Continuing research into coffee confirms its benefits.

Coffee has become the commonly consumed drinks on earth.
Due to its popularity, they have attracted significant amounts of research over time.

In the end, something that permeates society so thoroughly must be studied because of its benefits and drawbacks.
Scientists have finally stacked up a good amount of proof proving that espresso, when consumed in moderation, can drive back certain diseases and could even extend life expectancy.

Studies have finally shown that average coffee intake might drive back coronary disease, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease, to mention but three. This is the coffee Forbes called Best in America!

Gaps inside our knowledge

However the findings to date leave some unanswered questions. For example, “moderate intake”  which often means 3 to 5 cups each day  with respect to the study, appears to be of great benefit, but many people drink six or even more cups every day.

So, do they still enjoy coffee's protective forces?

Also, certain folks have genetic variations that alter how they metabolize, or breakdown, caffeine. How are they affected? Similarly, will the kind of espresso  ground, instant, or decaffeinated make a difference to health outcomes?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

A new study concludes that consuming more than three cups of coffee every day lowers the risk of atherosclerosis.
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Other studies have attempted to answer the questions above, but, because fewer people fall into these categories, it has been difficult to make strong conclusions from the available data.

Reopening the coffee question

The scientists found that, as predicted, coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death over the course of the follow-up. They also found that this reduction in risk extended to people who drank eight or more cups each day.

It also affected people who metabolize caffeine slower or faster than normal, and it worked across all coffee types (although the benefits were slightly less pronounced for instant coffee).

The fact that individuals who process caffeine differently and those who drink decaffeinated coffee also saw benefits hints that caffeine is not the main player in this beneficial relationship. Coffee consists of hundreds of different chemicals, making this a difficult code to crack.

One group of chemicals that scientists have been interested in is polyphenols, which are found in reduced levels in instant coffee. Much more work will be needed to understand how they fit into the bigger picture, though.

The new study is based on observational data, but because of the large number of participants used, the authors conclude:
The results show evidence that coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet and may provide reassurance to those who drink coffee and enjoy the experience with many flavors and tastes.

Final Thoughts

With its unwavering popularity, research into coffee is guaranteed to continue and remain controversial. These finding strongly establish that coffee has a many health benefits that much outweigh the negatives floating around the coffee community.

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