Coffee is certainly something to celebrate! It’s a day to bring coffee lovers globally to share their love of coffee. We also need to remember the farmers it takes to bring us this wonderful brew.
This year, the International Coffee Organization would like to focus on the fact that despite the higher prices for coffee, farmers are not all paid a fair wage for their work. This in turn puts the availability of coffee at risk since the coffee farmers cannot even provide for their families through their work.
There are a lot of people involved in making that cup of coffee. Starting with the farmers, the pickers, the washers, the dryers, sorting and grading, then the roasters, assessing for flavor. Then the stores, the employees, the addons like sugar and creamer.
First one is butter. This is just a a nod to Bulletproof type coffee. This is a way people on the ketogenic diets can use. This helps to make you feel full longer. It is suggested to use butter from grass-fed cows or ghee. Coconut oil or MCT is another ingredient you find in Bulletproof coffee.
Another suggestions is mushrooms. This could come in the form of powder. Specifically they suggest chaga or lion’s mane. Mushrooms contain antioxidants. Lion’s mane helps you with focus and concentration as well as the nervous system.
Cinnamon is another thing you can add. Not only does it taste good, it helps with glucose and cholesterol.
Jägermeister has indeed developed a blend of their Jägermeister in an herbal (blend of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots, fruit) liqueur with arabica coffee and cacao. It is not yet available but will be the beginning of 2020. You can sign up to be notified on their website: jagermeister.com
It has 33% alcohol, so maybe this won’t be your daytime drink of choice. It is meant to be served in frosty shots (with about 10% of the caffeine found in a normal cup of coffee).
With labs making meat-free meat, now they are trying to make bean-free coffee. Because of climate change, researchers have been trying to find alternatives for our food supply. Coffee crops use a lot of water to grow so they are looking for alternatives. They have turned to formulating coffee in a lab.
A Seattle company is working to develop “molecular coffee”. Atomo has made the world’s first molecular coffee that contains no coffee beans. They reverse-engineered the coffee bean and made a smoother, less-bitter coffee with the same caffeine.
If you are used to drinking coffee, what happens if you stop?
You will have some side effects. Some of the side effects will make others around you suffer as well as you because it can cause you to have depression and irritability. You may have headaches and lethargy as well.
Cutting back can cut down on panic attacks, be better on your teeth, help with heartburn. Cutting back does have benefits but you may miss out on the boost you get from it.