In 2017, exactly 218 scientific studies researched by BMJ proved that one to three cups of coffee a day actually has health benefits! The study found that drinking coffee was consistently associated with a lower risk of health issues including cancers, type 2 diabetes as well as gallstones and gout. (Researchers say they are yet to know why) However, it may have something to do with the fact that Coffee is actually a fruit. That’s right! Coffee beans are actually not even beans at all, they are seeds. The term ‘bean’ got adopted because of its uncanny likeness to an actual bean. So now we know that Coffee is a fruit, and fruits contain essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, a 2005 study proved no other fruit and vegetable comes close to providing as many antioxidants as coffee. Coffee seems to absorb the most in the human body then common fruits and vegetables do. Coffee is made up of 11% Vitamin B2, 6% B5, and 5% Manganese, Potassium and Niacin. While this doesn’t seem like much, drinking those 3 Coffee’s per day like BMJ discussed doesn’t seem so unreasonable after all.
Now we’re aware Coffee grows on trees, how long does one really have to wait for it to finally end up in our cup? Once the coffee tree is planted, it is a lengthy 3-4 year process for the tree to bear fruit. It than takes around a year for the coffee cherry to mature after it blossoms. Coffee plants flourish the best when in a tropical and subtropical climates, this is why coffee is usually grown south of the equator like Columbia, Brazil and Peru! At Mantle & Moon, we use two types of blends at our venues. Supernova, which took home a Gold and Bronze medal at last year’s Golden Bean Awards, is a 3 bean blend of Kenya, Peru and Costa Rican Beans, with tasting notes of rich milk chocolate, honey and caramel, with a rich bodied blend and medium acidity. Supernova can be found at our venues Jimmy’s on the Mall, Milano and The Squires Landing. As for our second blend – Constellation, which is the coffee of choice for The Charming Squire and Pig ‘N’ Whistles, is a blend of Cuban, Nicaragua and Honduras beans. This lustrous blend has strong but smooth notes of dark chocolate, roasted nuts and cacao with low acidity.