Java From The Bean And The Brew

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Java From The Bean To The Brew I sit in my kitchen every morning, with one eye open, listening to the sound of the dripping water as it fills the clear decanter with black liquid gold. The smell of hazelnut aroma fills the air and a sigh of relief escapes my breath knowing that it’s almost time to taste the delicious coffee that will awaken my senses and help me start the new day. Coffee, also known as Joe, Dirt, Brew, Java, Jitter Juice, and Liquid Energy, has been a staple in my family since I was a small boy. I still remember my father hunched over the kitchen table reading the morning newspaper while drinking a fresh cup of Joe. As an adult I have come to appreciate coffee especially in the morning, relaxing with friends at…show more content…
It helps improve moods, memory vigilance, reaction times and overall cognitive functioning. In addition, carbohydrates play an important role in the coffee bean. Carbohydrates serve as an aroma binder in raw coffee beans. They help the quality of coffee by contributing to its thickness and consistency. In other studies carbohydrates in coffee have also been known as dietary fiber to assist probiotics within the digestive system. Coffee is also the number one source of antioxidants. This simple drink is concentrated with a group of antioxidants that are called flavonoids. According to medical journals flavonoids possess antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-platelet, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor activities. Coffee has been around for many years first discovered in 850 A.D by a goatherder who noticed an energetic change in the goats after eating the red berries. “The name coffee comes from the Kaffa region of Ethiopia where coffee trees grow wild” (Funk & Wagnalls 2014). Ethiopia is considered a major exporter of Arabica coffee beans. Arabica trees grown in the wild have been known to produce coffee beans for up to thirty years. Whereas the shrub or small tree also known as Coffea, that grows 15 to 20 feet high, will produce a mature fruit that looks like a cherry and contains seeds that are surrounded by a sweet pulp. In addition, coffee has been cultivated in
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