Benefits of Drinking Black Coffee
For most of history, coffee was only drunk by the wealthy. Now we all enjoy brewing our coffee at home but did you know that making the switch to black coffee may be more beneficial than you think? It gives you an energy boost AND health advantages that you may not know. So sit, sip, and enjoy!
In moderation, coffee can help alleviate some symptoms of diseases and even improve your health. Here are some of the best ways of incorporating black coffee into your morning routine that can help.
Yes, coffee gives us a significant energy boost, but it also has been shown to help alleviate signs of depression. Although this research is still being understood, drinking black coffee shows promising effects on the mood—unfortunately, depression hits over 18 million people worldwide. Depression is often caused by low serotonin levels in the brain, but new research finds that some cases can occur through the brain’s inflammation. Two common characteristics of depression include the inability to feel happiness and lack of motivation. Given this, coffee helps us increase motivation and pleasure by binding to the adenosine receptors (systems found in the brain), to help us get going again.
People who drink black coffee daily have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, this type of diabetes mainly affects adults.
Diabetes affects how the body processes blood glucose (also known as blood sugar), the body needs to process this because it fuels your brain and muscles. Instead of the sugar absorbing into the body, it builds up into the blood instead. Caffeine helps this by increasing glucose and insulin levels in the body, helping to alleviate indications of diabetes.
Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
Better yet, drinking coffee may also help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. We know that caffeine in black coffee has recognized short-term stimulating effects on the central nervous system, which can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. More research is being conducted on this connection, but in the meantime don’t be afraid to have more than one cup of coffee in the mornings!
Pouring yourself a black cup of coffee that is rich in antioxidants can help prevent harmful diseases and fight cell damage. Along with the extensive profile of antioxidants, black coffee also contains very high levels of Vitamin B2, Caffeine, and Magnesium, which all help the body function properly.
Here’s what the nutrition facts of a black cup of coffee look like:
- 0% fat
- 0% cholesterol
- 0% sodium
- 0% carbohydrates
- 0% sugar
- 4% potassium
You can see that coffee does not have much to it: calories, fats, and cholesterol (although it is high in potassium). But that doesn’t mean it is classified as “healthy”. What we can conclude is that from the low nutritional content, it’s a great way to help aid weight loss.
Best Ways to Prepare Black Coffee
Now that you know the many benefits of making the swap to black coffee, here are our tips to prepare coffee in the best way possible.
It Starts with the Beans
At Amora Coffee, we take roasting beans seriously from every step to ensure freshness. First, the Amora Coffee beans are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness. They are then carefully sorted and roasted in a uniform drying process, making sure every bean is taken into consideration. We also pluck by hand the defective and discolored beans.
In our nine-stage roasting process, our beans are blasted with temperatures 464 to 527°F for up to 30 minutes. This is where green coffee becomes coffee as we know it, with its characteristic aroma and flavor, so our attention to detail is key. Rest assured that you’re getting the best flavors for your coffee with Amora Coffee.
The Right Grinder
Many people skip on the right type of grinder and blade. You may not know that the blade of your grinder could be making inconsistent grind sizes, resulting in flat coffee. You want to make sure that whichever grinder you use (blade, burr or manual) that the edges are sharp and work for your lifestyle.
The Brewing Process
There are many different ways to brew black coffee. Here’s our guide to brewing the best black coffee in many different ways:
Now, just choose your favorite kind of Amora Coffee to grind and you’re ready to make the best black coffee!