It won’t surprise you to learn that we at JayandCo love fresh coffee. Did you know that fresh coffee comes with a variety of benefits? This blog post will look at how having fresh coffee in your life can benefit your health, wellbeing and taste-buds!
The health benefits of the caffeine in fresh coffee
Caffeine often gets a bad reputation. Whilst it is true that too much can be bad for us, a small amount can help us in a variety of ways.
Firstly, caffeine can make us smarter. This is due to it blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine, which is an inhibitor. When caffeine enters the bloodstream, it travels to the brain. Adenosine has a natural “braking” effect and facilitates activities such as sleep. The caffeine found in freshly brewed coffee works against this neurotransmitter ensuring we are more awake and alert.
Secondly, studies have shown that caffeine can help burn fat – It is one of the few naturally occurring substances that has been scientifically proven to do so. When you drink a fresh cup of coffee, the caffeine it contains will naturally boost your metabolic rate. Whilst it is not advisable to rely on caffeine alone to help lose weight, drinking a cup or two as part of a healthy lifestyle will have a positive impact.
Lastly, caffeine can help improve physical performance. Many athletes swear by caffeine, and studies have shown it has a positive impact on endurance. The reason for this increase in performance is that caffeine increases the production of adrenaline in the body. This triggers the “fight or flight” response within us, making us more prepared for physical activity.
It has better flavour and aroma
As with many other foods, coffee starts to lose its flavour and aroma over time. This means that the more recently roasted the coffee, the better the taste and smell. Interestingly, this does not always mean that the beans will smell like “coffee”. The freshest coffee smells closer to the berries themselves, meaning they often smell earthy rather than distinctively of coffee. Look out for this when you next smell a bag of ground coffee and smell for yourself!
Fresh coffee is purer
As mentioned above, fresh coffee will usually have a better flavour and aroma profile. It will also be more “pure”. This is because coffee that is fresh will not have been mixed with preservatives or artificial flavourings to guarantee its shelf life or taste. Instant coffee, which is made with shelf-life and caffeine content in mind, rather than quality or taste can be considered at the bottom-end of coffee freshness. We have covered why fresh is better than instant coffee in another blog post.
Fresh is best!
We hope you enjoyed this short blog post on the benefits of fresh coffee. Check our shop to get your hands on some of the best fresh coffee available!