Healthy way to brew coffee

Posted on April 23, 2020 by

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Here is an article I can wrap my head around. Working from my home office, I have been obsessed with making sure I have enough coffee, and not just that the correct flavor and brand.

While looking for and blogging about recalls, I find myself wanting more coffee. I have a single cup brewer and a traditional coffee maker high up in a cabinet. I use the single cup brewer almost exclusively.

Here’s the issue. Do I want to go to the grocery store and buy another 22 box of Starbucks Cafe Verona, like I did yesterday? Do I look for it online, pay a premium, have it and not have to wear a mask and gloves?

My solution is to ration the Cafe Verona, at least for now. I am using coffee grounds from bagged coffee of different brands including beans from South America. I have one precious cup in the morning and other coffees during the day.

I found an article on CNN News called “The healthiest way to brew your coffee — and possibly lengthen your life” and it was worth reading! The article states that,”Coffee’s not just fine for your health, it may even lengthen your life — but only if you prepare it with a filter, according to a new long-term study published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.”

“Filtered coffee — that through a paper filter, for example, was found to be healthier than drinking no coffee at all.”

“The findings echo other research highlighting coffee’s health benefits. According to the American Heart Association, filtered coffee can sharpen your mental focus, boost mood and improve performance during exercise.

The British Medical Journal published a huge umbrella study in 2017 that looked at over 200 meta-analyses of the health benefits of coffee and that found drinking three to fours cups of black coffee a day provides the most health benefits overall.”
I am going to look at science and start brewing coffee. It will make my K Cups last longer and I can refrigerate it, making ice coffee for the day.
Be safe.

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