Coffee: The Perfect Delivery System for Optimal Nutrition
Coffee is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world and caffeine is the most consumed psychoactive substance in the world. In short, coffee is really, really popular. Most people drink coffee for a quick morning pick-me-up because of it’s stimulating effect. However, most people who drink coffee are wasting a golden opportunity.
The most important thing to remember about coffee is that it is a delivery system. Because caffeine is a vasodilator, it is the perfect opportunity to drive nutrients deep into our body to be metabolized. This means it ‘opens up’ our blood vessels (especially the small blood vessels) and allows blood to flow more easily throughout our body. Unfortunately most people who stop at their local coffee shop are driving toxins, pesticides, and other chemicals into their body and causing serious damage over the long term, especially to the adrenal glands.
Instead of driving toxins into our body when drinking coffee, we can drive healthy fats (by adding coconut oil or ghee), minerals (by adding a pinch of sea salt), and immune boosting herbs (by adding Longevity Coffee Drops) that can transform any ordinary coffee into a powerful nutrient-rich, delicious beverage. In fact, most ancient cultures added some form of special nutrients into their coffee or tea for health and longevity. In Tibet, yak butter tea with Himalayan salt was a mainstay in their diet because of the extreme cold and high altitude.
If you combine this strategy with a high-quality organic coffee then you definitely have a recipe for success every single morning! Because coffee is so popular we were determined to find the best quality coffee in the world. Check out the 5 reasons why Longevity Coffee® is the healthiest and most delicious coffee you can buy!
Here are 5 reasons WHY Longevity Coffee® is the best coffee on the planet:
1 – Certified Organic
Conventional coffee is one of the most pesticide-intensive crops in the world so it is especially important to be diligent about selecting organic beans.
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), conventional coffee contains residues from many synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that may contribute to things like autoimmune disease, nervous-system issues, and hormone imbalances.
Organic farms use fewer non-renewable resources, like petroleum and other dangerous pollutants that can leach into drinking water, ruin soils, or drift into the air of nearby communities from spraying.
All of our coffees have come from farms that meet strict certified organic standards, set up and enforced by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) which requires the coffee be free of any artificial contaminants like toxic pesticides, chemical sprays, or synthetic fertilizers. The farms must also grow the organic beans using best practices that are safe for its farmers and the environment.
And remember, anyone can say their coffee is organic, but unless it is labeled, it has not been inspected or certified.
2 – Low Chlorogenic Acid
Chlorogenic acid is to blame when people feel jittery after drinking coffee. It also irritates the stomach and the lining of the small intestine which causes stomach upset.
Chlorogenic acid is frequently considered a beneficial ingredient because it is an antioxidant. However, high doses of chlorogenic acid have been linked to many startling side effects, such as: insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, anxiety, diarrhea, calcium and magnesium depletion, depression, fatigue, and trouble concentrating. Coffee contains so many other powerful antioxidants that it’s better to reduce chlorogenic acid and avoid the undesirable side effects associated with it.
All of our Longevity Coffees® have low chlorogenic acid. An average cup of coffee has 5-6 mg/mL of chlorogenic acid. Longevity Coffees® measure as low as .0171 mg/ml, which is dramatically lower than the rest of the industry! Low chlorogenic acid levels will ensure your most beneficial experience with coffee.
3 – Medium Roast Spectrum
With our proprietary roasting process we have been able to achieve Light, Medium, and Dark Roast flavor profiles while still remaining in the medium roast spectrum, which is where you always want to land for the lowest acid levels and the best flavored coffee.
If you over-roast coffee beans, the antioxidants begin to break down and the original coffee’s qualities are lost, so it’s difficult to pick out the attributes of any specific flavor. On the other hand, if you don’t roast them enough, they tend to have a bitter citrusy flavor that is not generally enjoyed, and are more likely to exacerbate gastrointestinal distress. Staying in the medium roast spectrum allows our coffees to reveal their roast’s true flavors and aromas, while creating a healthy balance between acidity and body.
The Longevity Coffee® roaster is one-of-a-kind (there is not another one like it anywhere else in the world). Our unique equipment enables us to implement a proprietary roasting process that results in consistent and controlled characteristics. We have the ability to profile roast – producing subtle, yet complex flavors that no one else can. Therefore, all of our Longevity Coffees® fall somewhere within the medium roast spectrum, with our “Light Roast” being the lightest of the mediums and the “Dark Roast” being the darkest. The degree of difference in roast is still there, but not as pronounced as you’d find in other lines.
4 – NO Molds or Mycotoxins
Mycotoxins were once thought to be the cause of coffee jitters. We now know this isn’t true, though they will irritate gastrointestinal distress. However, they are still a true menace and are associated with much worse things like brain damage, hypertension, and kidney disease.
Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by molds. The two most common found in coffee beans are aflatoxin and ochratoxin, well known carcinogens believed to also be harmful to the brain and kidneys. They are usually found in low-quality coffee that is harvested, processed, or stored using inferior methods such as dry-processing coffee outside on the ground.
Conventional coffees often utilize this method. However, when they allow the beans to dry on the soil it greatly increases the chance of picking up a fungal infestation and the beans can mildew during this process. Dry processed coffees are also typically lower grade and not subject to the same rigorous quality control procedures as washed coffees.
Many coffee growers are aware of how dangerous mycotoxins are and do what they can to remove them from their beans. However, unless the coffee is certified organic, they usually just spray the beans heavily with other toxic chemicals that may be even more harmful than the mycotoxins themselves.
Longevity Coffee® uses an effective one-two punch to eliminate any risk of mold or mycotoxins. First, we start with certified organic beans that are wet processed, which prevents toxins from having any opportunity to contaminate our beans. Wet-processing is a relatively new method that results in a coffee that tends to be cleaner, brighter, and fruitier. Next, Longevity Coffee® has developed a completely original and proprietary roasting method that eradicates any remaining risk of impurities.
Our specialized process results in smooth, rich tasting, low acid coffee that is invigorating and doesn’t cause any jitters or gastrointestinal distress. This is 100% crash-free coffee, always!
5 – Arabica Beans NOT Robusta Beans
Arabica Beans have about half the caffeine level of Robusta Beans. At first, more caffeine may seem like the ideal choice when trying to wake up in the morning, but large amounts of caffeine can also cause some of the less-desirable side effects associated with conventional coffees, like jitteriness, addiction, sugar cravings, upset stomach, and more. It also taxes the adrenal glands and when it wears off, leads to a sudden crash into low energy mode. Plus more caffeine results in unavoidably harsh and bitter flavor profiles.
Robusta Beans have become popular among inferior coffee makers because they are cheaper, hardier plants that are easy to tend to. They can be grown at lower altitudes, have a higher yield at more than three times Arabica plants, and are less sensitive to insects because the extra caffeine acts as a chemical defense for the coffee seed because the excessive amount is toxic to bugs. The choice to use Robusta is often driven by economic decisions rather than quality concerns.
All superior coffee is made with Arabica beans, which are naturally mild and aromatic – and can be roasted to reveal richer and more varied flavors. The manageable levels of caffeine found in Arabica Beans ensure quality nuanced flavor with a smoother delivery of energy.
We seek out Arabica beans from small family farms which are certified organic, fair trade, in high altitude areas with shade, rich soil, and clean water. A rich ecosystem is habitat-friendly to birds and insects who contribute to healthier soils and prevent having to supplement with fertilizers. The beans are hand-picked and sorted to avoid green coffee cherries and protect the harvest from including defective beans or other foreign materials. Only the best of those beans are then made into Longevity Coffee®.
Conclusion? Always Drink Crash-free Coffee.
Conventional coffee taxes the adrenals, causes stomach issues, overloads the body with toxins, and is highly acidic. Typical, overly-processed coffee can also cause jitters, addiction, headaches, cravings, and enhanced feelings of anxiety.
Longevity Coffee® beans are lovingly cultivated in optimal natural conditions on small farms across the globe with our proprietary roasting process. This grants us the opportunity to bring you smooth, rich, crash-free coffee that is the healthiest coffee in the world!
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