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25 interesting facts about food- healthy lifestyle and products

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A balanced diet with the right foods is the cornerstone of a healthy body. True, different peoples have very different taste preferences, and food that is considered healthy and useful in one part of the world may not be consumed at all in another. Although, of course, something in common is found in the cuisines of most peoples of the world. Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts about different products.

 

1. If you find it difficult to wake up in the morning, one fresh apple will help with this task even better than a cup of strong coffee.

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2. Coffee and tea are quite addictive in many people.

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3. Puffer fish is considered the most dangerous food in the world. If not properly prepared, you can easily die by eating just a bite. Fugu is only served in the best restaurants in Japan.

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4. Nowadays, many additional ingredients are added to bread, one of the staple foods. One of these food additives is a product of duck feather processing.

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5. Honey, so popular in many countries, is the semi-digested pollen that bees regurgitate.

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6. In an especially large dosage, coffee can easily be poisoned.

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7. In a number of Asian and African countries, insects, cooked in one way or another, are quite common and demanded food product.

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8. In total, about 2 thousand species of plants for food are grown in the world.

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9. Natural food colors are made not only from plant materials, but also from insects, in particular from some species of beetles.

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10. Over the past decades, the content of nutrients in food has decreased significantly, as the priority is to reduce costs, not improve quality.

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11. Some varieties of green apples shine so beautifully because a gene from a salmon fish has been inserted into them.

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12. Apples, as you know, are very useful, but their bones are poisonous, especially in large quantities.

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13. The usual orange carrot was once purple. Its orange varieties were bred by people, not nature.

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14. We often decorate our meals with fresh herbs. This is a very old tradition - for example, the ancient Romans used parsley for this purpose.

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15. The smell of garlic repels mosquitoes. However, it sometimes scares people off too).

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16. Dairy products are not in demand in most Asian countries, with the exception of the Philippines.

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17. Oysters are indeed a natural aphrodisiac, and quite powerful.

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18. Apples and peaches absorb more pesticides as they grow and ripen than any other fruit.

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19. Onions, when cut, release a corrosive gas that irritates the eyes, which is why tears come to them.

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20. Of all meat products, the top 3 most popular are chicken, beef and pork.

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21. Bananas are very popular in many countries. In India alone, they are grown over 20 million tons annually.

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22. Bananas, melons and watermelons are botanically referred to as berries, and tomatoes are referred to as fruits.

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23. Among all fruits, apples are the first in the world in popularity. Oranges follow with a small margin.

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24. Honey can be stored longer than any other food. Subject to a number of conditions, it may not deteriorate until 2000-3000 years.

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25. In Southeast Asia, hot peppers are included in almost all dishes.

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Low-calorie foods help you eat more in volume, but less in calories. To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than your body burns. One way to reduce the number of calories you eat is to focus on low-calorie foods.


A diet with low calorie foods can create a caloric deficit that can lead to weight loss.

However, not all low-calorie foods are equal. In general, low-calorie foods - which are usually carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables - will not bring you the same feeling of satiety as low-calorie foods, which contain protein and fat.


Protein, fiber and fat tend to be the most satiating, while carbohydrates usually leave us feeling hungry shortly after we eat.


Here are 10 healthy, low-calorie foods that you should incorporate into your diet.


Crispy vegetables

No wonder vegetables are low in calories and high in nutrients, which are closely associated with a healthy weight.

Choose crispy vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers or bell peppers.

All these vegetables offer a crunchy texture and are an excellent snack or garnish at a meal.


Eggs

Eggs are high in protein and low in calories, making them one of the healthiest breakfast options to boost weight loss.

It's all about not frying them in oil. Boil them, place them or cook them in a non-stick pan that does not require oil.


Grapefruit

Grapefruit has a high water content and a lot of fiber and nutrients. In addition, the complex but sweet aroma makes grapefruit an ideal snack.

A small study in 2006 on obese people found that people who ate fresh grapefruit three times a day before meals lost more weight in 12 weeks than people who did not eat grapefruit.


Fish

Fish has proteins, which are related to weight loss, in part because it maintains the feeling of satiety and digests more slowly.

A small 2006 study found that people who ate a meal of fish consumed fewer calories than people who ate a meal of beef.

Eat white fish, such as cod, and fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon and sardines.


Canned tuna

If you do not want to cook fish, canned tuna can offer the same benefits with less hassle. Mix tuna with healthy options such as salad or vegetables.


Yogurt

Consumption of yogurt has been linked to weight loss and reduction of body fat. Natural (unsweetened) yogurt is a particularly good choice because it is naturally low in fat and high in protein.

Yogurt can be used as a base for salad dressings or sauces.


Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a versatile, low-calorie vegetable that make an excellent snack. Tomatoes are very low in calories, but surprisingly filling. Their aroma and high water content and fiber content will help you feel full.

Add a drop of olive oil and pepper for a quick snack. Although olive oil is high in calories, the added fat can help you get rid of hunger for a longer period of time.


ChickenChicken

breastbreast is a low-fat, low-protein protein source. Consumption of poultry meat, such as chicken breast, is associated with general health.

A serving of 100 grams of chicken has about the same amount of protein as a portion of beef of the same size, with about 25% fewer calories and half of fat.

Use chicken in salads or vegetable wraps.


Soup

The soup has a lot of liquid volume, without many calories. For this reason, it can help you eat more and reduce the total amount of food consumed in a day.

A 2013 study of more than 4,000 adults found that people who regularly eat soup are less likely to be overweight or obese than people who do not eat soup.


Popcorn

Popcorn without oil or butter, has only 31 calories per cup, which makes it a very low calorie snack, perfect when you want something salty and crunchy.

It's a perfect snack, but beware of commercial popcorn, which is usually made with oil. You can buy corn kernels and make them at home, in a pot with a lid or even in a special popcorn maker without oil or butter. You can add salt and paprika over the popcorn for a more pleasant aroma.



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10-myths-about-how-you-really-need-to-eat-right-and-why-science-decides-everything-here

There are many beliefs in our society that, upon closer examination, turn out to be prejudices. It is better not to eat animal milk, diabetics should not eat fruits, vegetarians will not last long without protein ... Let's figure out with the help of experts in the field of edible and inedible who is our enemy and who is our friend.


We have found and debunked several popular myths about proper nutrition.


At Bemorepanda, we liked the advice of the American writer, educator and health food activist Michael Pollan the best. It has only 7 words. Read with us.


Myth #1: Fresh fruits and vegetables are always healthier than canned, frozen, or dried ones.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

Despite the strong opinion that "fresh is better", studies have shown that frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables can be just as nutritious and healthy as fresh ones.


“They can also help save money and be an easy way to ensure that families have consistent fruits and vegetables,” says Sarah Bleach, former director of food security and health equity at the USDA and professor of public health policy at the Harvard T. X. Chan. "One word of caution: Some types of canned, frozen, and dried foods contain ingredients such as sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, so be sure to read product labels and look for foods that are low in these additives."


Myth #2: All fats are bad.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

When studies published in the late 1940s found a relationship between a high-fat diet and high blood cholesterol, experts decided that reducing the total amount of fat in the diet would reduce the risk of heart disease.


By the 1980s, doctors, health experts, the food industry, and the media were reporting that a low-fat diet could benefit everyone, although there was no conclusive evidence that it could prevent cardiovascular disease, overweight and obesity.


Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, assistant professor of medicine at UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition, says that as a result of the negative message about fat, many people - and food manufacturers - have begun to replace calories from fat with calories from refined carbohydrates (white flour and sugar).


Suffice it to recall the effect of low-calorie SnackWell cookies, when people began to overeat, confident that this is acceptable, since the food is dietary. “Instead of helping fellow citizens stay lean, this approach has led to an increase in overweight and obesity,” she explains.


In reality, Dr. Surampudi added, not all fats are bad. While some fats, including saturated and trans fats, can increase your risk of disease, healthy monounsaturated fats (found in olive and other vegetable oils, avocados, some nuts and seeds) and polyunsaturated fats (found in sunflower and other vegetable oils, walnuts) , fish and flaxseed) help reduce the risk.


"Good" fats are also important for providing energy, producing important hormones, maintaining cellular function, and absorbing certain nutrients.


If you see a product labeled "fat-free," don't automatically think it's healthy, says Dr. Surampudi. Instead, opt for foods with simple ingredients and no added sugar.


Myth #3: “Calories in, calories out” is the most important factor for long-term weight maintenance.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

It's true that if you take in more calories than you burn, you're more likely to gain weight. And if you're burning more calories than you're consuming, you should be losing weight—at least in the short term.


However, the study does not suggest that eating more food will lead to sustained weight gain, i.e. obesity or obesity.


"Rather, it's the types of foods we eat that may be long-term drivers of these conditions," said Dr. Dariusz Mozaffarian, professor of nutrition and medicine at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


Over-processed foods—refined starch snacks, cereals, crackers, energy bars, baked goods, soda, and sweets—can be especially harmful to weight gain because they digest quickly and fill the blood with glucose, fructose, and amino acids, which are converted into fat by the liver. Instead, maintaining a healthy weight requires a shift from counting calories to prioritizing healthy eating in general—quality over quantity.


Myth #4: People with type 2 diabetes shouldn't eat fruit.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

This myth arose because fruit juices, which can raise blood sugar levels due to their high glucose and low fiber content, are confused with whole fruits.


However, it is not. Some studies show, for example, that those who consume one serving of whole fruits per day — especially blueberries, grapes, and apples — have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


According to other scientific sources, if you already have type 2 diabetes, then eating whole fruits can help you control your blood sugar levels.


It's time to dispel that myth, says Dr. Linda Shiue, GP and director of health nutrition and lifestyle at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco: Everyone, including type 2 diabetics, needs healthy nutrients found in fruit - fiber, vitamins , minerals and antioxidants.


Myth #5: Plant-based milk is healthier than animal-based milk.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

There is an opinion that vegetable milk, for example, from oats, almonds, rice, is more useful and nutritious than cow's.


“That's just not true,” says Kathleen Merrigan, a professor of sustainable food systems at Arizona State University and a former US assistant secretary of agriculture. “Consider protein: Generally, cow’s milk has about eight grams of protein per cup, while almond milk has one to two grams and oat milk has about two to three grams per cup.”


Plant-based drinks can vary in nutritional value, Dr. Merrigan said, but many contain more added ingredients, such as sodium and sugar, that will degrade health faster than cow's milk.


Myth #6: White potatoes are unhealthy.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

Potatoes are often frowned upon in the nutrition community due to their high glycemic index, which means they contain fast-digesting carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. However, potatoes may actually be good for your health, says Dafena Altema-Johnson, food community and public health program officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Better Future.


It is rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and other nutrients, especially when eaten with the skin. In addition, potatoes are inexpensive and available year-round in grocery stores, making this product more affordable. The most useful cooking methods are: frying, baking, boiling and air grilling.


Myth #7: Peanut foods should not be given to infants in their first years of life.

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For a long time, experts have been telling new parents that the best way to prevent food allergies in children is to not feed them allergenic foods like peanuts or eggs for the first few years of life. But now, according to allergy experts, it's best to introduce peanut products to your child's diet as early as possible.


If your child does not have severe eczema or an identified food allergy, you can start introducing peanut products (such as water-diluted peanut butter, peanut puffs, or peanut powder, but not whole peanuts) at about 4-6 months, when your child is ready for solid food. “Start with two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter mixed with water, breast milk, or formula two to three times a week,” advises Dr. Ruchi Gupta, professor of pediatrics and director of the Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research. . - If your baby has severe eczema, first ask your pediatrician or allergist about whether you can start giving peanut products at about 4 months.


It is also important to feed your baby a variety of foods in the first year of life to prevent food allergies,” says Dr. Gupta.


Myth #8: Plant protein is incomplete.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

"Where do you get protein from?" is the #1 question vegans get asked,” says Christopher Gardner, a nutrition scientist and professor of medicine at Stanford University. The myth is that plants are completely lacking in certain amino acids, also known as the building blocks of proteins. But in fact, plant foods contain all 20 amino acids, including the nine essential, essential amino acids.”


“The only difference is that the ratio of these amino acids is not as ideal as in animal products. Therefore, to get an adequate portion of nutrients, you just need to eat a variety of plant foods throughout the day: beans, grains and nuts and consume enough protein in general. Most people in prosperous countries get everything they need: it's easier than many people think, ”says Dr. Gardner.


Myth #9: Eating soy-based foods can increase your risk of breast cancer.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

The high doses of plant estrogens in soy, called isoflavones, stimulate the growth of breast tumor cells (according to animal studies).


“In humans, this association has not been confirmed,” says Dr. Frank B. Hu, professor and chair of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan. So far, scientific evidence does not point to a link between soy consumption and the risk of developing breast cancer in humans.


In contrast, consumption of soy-based foods and beverages—such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, miso, and soy milk—may even be protective, reduce the risk of development, and increase survival in this disease. Soy products are also a source of beneficial nutrients associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, including high-quality protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, adds Dr. Hu. “The results of the study are clear: feel free to include soy products in your diet.”


Myth #10: Basic nutritional guidelines change all the time—and by a lot.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

“That’s not true,” says Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition, Nutritional Research, and Public Health at New York University. - In the 1950s, the first dietary recommendations for the prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. contained advice to balance calories and minimize foods high in saturated fat, salt, and sugar. Modern dietary guidelines call for the same.”


Yes, science is developing, but the rules of healthy eating remain unchanged. Writer Michael Pollan summed it up in seven simple words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. According to Dr. Nestle, this council worked 70 years ago and continues to work today. And it leaves plenty of room for eating the foods you love.



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Each of us relates to coffee differently. Some brew coffee only on weekends and holidays. Someone cannot wake up without coffee and starts every morning with a cup of aromatic drink, while for others, coffee is a lifestyle, and they do not part with a glass of coffee all day long.

 

How to Choose The Best Coffee for Your Lifestyle and Preferences

 

The same kind of coffee can cause completely different feelings in two people: from delight to complete rejection. Each person has their taste preferences, habits, and sensitivities. For some, coffee must be vital. For some, it is light and with notes of honey, while others prefer a soft, balanced, and creamy taste. There can be a considerable number of requests, but, fortunately, there are so wide varieties of coffee and various mixtures that for everyone you can choose "your" coffee. So when selecting a combination, every nuance matters the type of coffee and its origin, the composition of the mix, the degree of roasting, and freshness. Knowing these features will help you better navigate the wide variety of blends in the future and find the proper coffee for you.

 

When choosing coffee, first of all, pay attention to the quality of the packaging.

 

 

For packaging their coffee, manufacturers use various materials: paper and plastic bags, foil, sealed packs with a valve, aluminum cans, and barrels.

 

Coffee in a paper bag cannot be stored for a long time. This type of packaging is not hermetic, and air quickly penetrates it, detrimental to coffee beans. After a few hours, the coffee will lose most of its aroma, and you won't be able to recognize its authentic taste.

 

Also, do not store coffee in a plastic bag. Light penetrating the package walls adversely affects the grains, changing their taste and aroma. In addition, coffee beans emit gases after roasting, and if they cannot get out of the package, the coffee will go wrong.

 

A tightly sealed bag with a valve is the most common type of packaging used by large manufacturers who monitor the quality of their products. This type of packaging protects coffee during transportation, does not allow air and light to penetrate inside the packaging, and excess gases escape through a special valve.

 

Only exclusive premium varieties are packed in aluminum cans and barrels. Canned blends have more protection than bags because the coffee is not subject to the physical impact of soft packs. Coffee in aluminum cans is costly.

 

 

Each mixture has an expiration date. The date can be written in paint or stamped into the pack. The date can be written in color or stamped into the box. Suppose the coffee is packed in a tight vacuum bag with a valve or aluminum can. In that case, the manufacturer guarantees the coffee will retain its taste and aroma throughout the shelf life.

 

Therefore, if the packaging has been broken or the expiration date has expired, do not hesitate to return the product to the seller. This coffee is not recommended to drink. Choose coffee in quality packaging.

 

 

10 best coffee brands you need to try

 

Big Island Coffee Roasters

The company's history began when the new owners renovated the ruined farm and started from scratch. Then they turned to un-studio with the task of developing a brand, including a logo, packaging design, and a company website, with a separate section of the online store.

 

Lavazza

Lavazza is not only excellent Italian coffee. This is Italian coffee culture in all manifestations. It is a never-ending story of quality, taste, and innovation. Lavazza is not limited to the Italian style of coffee making.

 

Bizzy Coffee

Bizzy Coffee is made for busy people, by busy people - bringing you the highest quality cold brew coffee to make sure it fits into your busy life! Whether brewing Bizzy Organic Cold Brew Coffee or making grounds for the at-home brewers, we take special care in every process, from sourcing the highest quality ingredients to roasting and brewing each batch with meticulous detail.

 

La Colombe

La Colombe Fair Trade and Organic certified La Colombe is easily one of our favorite coffee purveyors. They work closely with the farmers who supply the beans, ensuring workers are treated fairly throughout the harvesting process.

 

Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia is a specialty coffee pioneer, rising from humble Chicago roots to a company driven by curiosity, empowerment, and the never-ending quest for the most extraordinary coffee globally.

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

With its innovative brewing technology, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages, has launched Green Mountain Coffee Organic—a new line of premium coffees that are both organic and Fair Trade Certified.

 

Melitta Colombian Supreme

It's a rich, full-bodied roast sourced from high-quality Arabica beans. To make this medium roast coffee, these beans are grown in the top coffee-producing regions of the globe. They're then batch roasted and ground down to create a pleasing, extra consistency that delivers a robust, full flavor.  This different fine grind means that you can make a satisfying Melitta Coffee Colombian Supreme cup with 30 percent less coffee. As a result, you get to enjoy a smooth, delicious, and refreshing coffee. For best results, use this fine-grind coffee with Melitta coffee filters, which are available separately, to ensure each cup is as pure and flavorful as possible.

 

Death Wish Organic Whole Bean Coffee

Death Wish Coffee is here to fuel your passion—basic brews are not invited. The highest-quality arabica + robusta beans are roasted to bold, never-bitter perfection. The result? Coffee that naturally brews double the strength of the average cup. 

 

Lavazza Espresso Italiano

Espresso Italiano is a 100% Arabica blend from Central and South America with highly aromatic notes, delicious flavor, and a rich body. The long-roasted coffee beans give it its distinctive Italian espresso taste.

 

Peet’s Coffee Big Bang

Peet's has incredibly fresh, high-quality coffee, and those new to the chain will recognize the superior quality on the first sip. It's no surprise that one of their top sellers is a single-origin coffee from Guatemala.

 

Are you a coffee lover? Try the 10 best coffee presented above

 

Choose the degree of roasting

Coffee beans are roasted to acquire a unique taste, which depends on the number of essential oils inside the bean (there are about 600 types) and the degree of their manifestation during the roasting process. In other words, the taste and aroma of the drink depend not only on the kind of coffee but also on the degree of roasting of the beans - this information is reflected on the packaging in the form of numbers - from 1 (weak roast) to 5 (strong roast). The choice, in this case, depends solely on taste preferences; however, pay attention to the date of roasting, remembering that roasted beans retain their aroma for a month, and the more time has passed from this moment, the more coffee loses its taste.

 

Roasting levels:

 

  • Scandinavian (super-light) roasting gives the coffee tenderness and softness; the color of the beans is light brown, almost beige.
  • American (medium) roast contributes to the appearance of a slight bitterness in the taste. The color of the beans is a rich brown. Still, this type of roast does not allow the manifestation of essential oils on the surface of the beans, so the taste and aroma are revealed only by a slight hint.
  • Viennese roast - the beans darken and become shiny due to the manifestation of essential oils, and sweetish notes appear in the taste of coffee.
  • French (strong) roasting gives the grains an intense chocolate color, and the taste acquires a pleasant bitterness and astringency.
  • Italian (powerful) roasting is recognizable by black oily grains, and the drink acquires extraordinary expressiveness, velvety, and richness - this is a real bitter coffee in the classic version.

 

Ground or bean coffee

Since coffee begins to lose flavor immediately after grinding, it's best to buy whole coffee beans and grind them yourself before brewing - at least that's what fussy coffee drinkers do. If you prefer ground coffee, pay attention to the degree of grinding:

 

  • Coarse grinding (the cheapest) lasts no more than 10 seconds, suitable for a piston coffee maker, and is infused up to 7 minutes.
  • Medium grinding lasts up to 14 seconds, is suitable for any coffee makers and Turks, and infused up to 5 minutes.
  • Fine grinding lasts 20 seconds, is designed for filter coffee makers, and infused for 3 minutes.
  • Fine Espresso - This grind produces a coffee "ground" ideal for espresso coffee makers and Turkish coffee in a cezve.
  • Unscrupulous manufacturers often dilute ground coffee with various mixtures that are easily detected at home - if you throw a pinch of coffee into a glass container with cold water. It turns brown. You have a fake that has nothing to do with real coffee.

 

Natural or flavored

The coffee departments offer a large selection of flavored coffees with hints of vanilla, Irish whiskey, orange, amaretto, and chocolate, but keep in mind that these are chemical and not natural additives. If you want to enjoy the real taste of coffee without extraneous notes, buy beans without additional aromatic "decor."

 

Winston Churchill said that coffee is a very personal drink, so, like good cognac, you should not drink it in giant mugs. And John Galsworthy believed that there are things that cannot be faithful - for example, coffee. However, if you belong to the category of gourmets who change coffee like gloves, treat each variety personally and do not neglect the quality. In this case, unearthly pleasure is guaranteed!

 

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