There are 2 main species of coffee bean that have any commercial importance, Coffea arabica known as the Arabica and Coffea canephora known as Robusta.
The Arabica bean is considered the more superior coffee bean and is approximately double the size of a Robusta bean, while the Robusta bean contains approximately double the amount of caffeine as the Arabica bean.
Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee and it is believed to have been discovered around 2,000 years ago by the nomadic Oromos tribe living in the Kingdom of Kefa (modern day Ethiopia)
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with around two billion cups being consumed daily and is believed to reduce the risks of Cancer, Liver and Heart Disease and Type Two Diabetes.
A cup of coffee a day can help boost your metabolic rate, stimulating thermogenesis, which can help you burn more fat.
Coffee also contains Chlorogenic acid, which helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates as well as stimulating the hormone Epinephrine, which helps break down the fat.
Caffeine has been shown to help improve performance athletes, especially amongst endurance sports, which is why so many diet pills and sports nutrition contains elements of caffeine, due to its stimulant properties.
How to store coffee.
Keep your coffee in a sealed bag or an airtight container, keep it out of sunlight and make sure it stays dry. Do not keep coffee in the fridge.
The best way to make sure you have fresh, great tasting coffee every time is use our coffee beans and grind them as and when needed.
Check the use by date on the coffee, all our bags have the use by date stamped on the bag seal.
We only use the finest, specially selected, washed and polished coffee beans in our coffee blends. All our coffees are traceable, and many are Rainforest Alliance and Fair-trade certified.