Have you heard the latest news about coffee?
We’ve got the scoop, so read on!
First in line today are beans that are out of this world, literally. These beans will be launched in a rocket, and roasted in space. Two men from Dubai are proposing a spacecraft that would hold a capsule with 300kg of raw coffee beans and use the heat of re-entry to roast the beans. The 20-minute re-entry would create the heat in the pressurized capsule where the beans can float freely inside. The guys behind the idea think the lack of gravity will allow the beans to be roasted on all sides evenly. Once safely back on Earth, the beans would be used to make coffee that will initially be sold in Dubai.
In other news, microbiology researchers in the UK have found that antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups. As you may know, in some European countries, cafes offer reusable cups to patrons, with discounts and other incentives to encourage the use of returnable cups. Using a variety of cleaning methods researchers measured and compared bacterial growth from the surfaces of both regular and treated cups. Not only were the treated cups shown to be more than 99% effective at keeping growth down, the study also found that the best way to inhibit bacterial growth on the cup’s surface was to properly wash the cups in hot water and detergent. And, yes, it took a just-released study to tell us that last bit.
How about a Charcoal Latte? This coffee drink contains activated charcoal, which some claim helps cleanse the body of toxins. (It’s sometimes used in the ER for people who have swallowed poisons.) Apparently, the appeal is the wide range of flavors and aromas that are added in, such as lavender, honey, flowers, and the dark color of the brew. Food and medical experts note that the frequent use of activated charcoal is not recommended. The charcoal can bind to both toxins and vital nutrients, ridding your body of both.
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Coffee In The News
Coffee + Alcohol + Surprise = Longer Life
A study from the University of California, Irvine, found that participants who drank two cups of coffee per day and those who drank two glasses of wine or beer per day had a decrease in their chances of mortality. More surprising for researchers was the finding that overweight people in their 70’s lived longer than normal- or under-weight people of the same age did. The study began in 2013 monitoring 1600 people in their 90’s through biannual checkups used to identify factors and life choices made by people living past 90 years.
Drink Coffee, Be Generous
A study out this month has found that people are more likely to give something to someone else if they are holding something warm. Holding a cold beverage had the opposite effect. In one part of the study, subjects were asked to rate personality traits of individuals about whom they were given only a packet of information. Participants answered questions that were broken down into two categories: Warm vs cold, i.e., generous/ungenerous; happy/unhappy; sociable/anti-social, etc. Those drinking hot drinks were more generous in their responses. The second study found participants, when presented with the opportunity to give a gift certificate to themselves or to friends, were more likely to share when they had a hot drink in their hands rather than a cold one.
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!