15 Aug '12, 10pm

(Specialty) Coffee and Our Health via @SpecialtyCoffee

(Specialty) Coffee and Our Health via @SpecialtyCoffee

We have been hearing a lot of chatter lately in the popular media about the health effects of coffee. Generally, it is great to have some media coverage, especially when the stories are favorable towards coffee. But why do we drink specialty coffee? We have recently had much discussion in the specialty coffee industry about coffee as an experience. We drink it because it tastes great, we respect where it comes from, it is a comforting ritual, or it gives us an individual yet social experience. Most people certainly do not consume specialty coffee as a health elixir or because they think that someday it may improve their mental acuity or physical health. However, as thoughtful specialty coffee purveyors, it is important that we educate ourselves thoroughly on the complicated issues surrounding the topic of coffee and health. Many of our customers seem confused about what is...

Full article: http://www.scaa.org/chronicle/2012/08/14/specialty-coffee...

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