Most probably like many of you, I like to have a long cup of hot coffee in the morning. This help me to kick start my day and be more alert and responsive at work. Sometimes during critical and stressful moment while trying to solve some problems I drink a short cup of coffee. The strong coffee have extra caffeine which boost my mental capacity. Do you how many types of coffee are there?
When newly discovered, coffee was simply prepared with hot water but nowadays it is a beverage that is so popular that we even have expert (barista and coffee connoisseur).
Coffee is consumed in different ways across the various cultures and regions of the world. The base ingredient remain coffee but in varying quantity and sometimes with extras like milk, chocolate and even ice cream. So how many types of coffee are there? You will be surprised to know that there are actually around 40 types of coffee, DrinkMyCoffee will show you some of the best ones, so Let’s have a look at them.
How many types of coffee are there? Our selection of 15 coffee types
1. Black Coffee
This is the traditional coffee that almost everyone of us has tasted. It’s the simplest type of coffee which consist of coffee and hot water. Another type of coffee is black coffee but with sugar and/or milk.
2. Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee is unfiltered and contain a high level of caffeine, what make it special is that it also contain cardamon or cinnamon spice. Any type of coffee can be use for the preparation though arabica is considered as the best for it. The beverage is usually prepared in a traditional recipient called cezve or ibrik and can also be consumed with sugar
3. Bulletproof coffee
This type of coffee is prepared with coffee, grass-fed butter and coconut oil and take its origin from the yak-butter tea made by Tibetans. Bulletproof coffee is claimed for its energy-boosting effects, it can substitute a complete-carb breakfast and keep you fueled for the day. It is also known as keto coffee or butter coffee.
4. Iced Coffee
Coffee is often perceived as a hot beverage, but it can be also be delicious when consumed chilled! It is usually prepared by pouring room temperature brewed coffee in ice cube trays which is froze. The coffee cube are poured in cold coffee and then you have to add coffee creamer and/or sweet condensed milk. You can use a shaker to prepare your ice coffee so that it does not dilute while melting.
Espresso can be described as the emblem of coffee, who has never heard of or drink an espresso? This type of coffee is usually short in measure and is highly concentrated, which gives you an intense caffeine dose. Espresso have a surface of foam on the top called crema, this is because the coffee is brewed under pressure.
6. Americano – The long Espresso
Americano coffee is a long version of Espresso, it is prepared by diluting Espresso coffee with hot water. Though water is added it still remains a strong coffee, the intensity will depend on how many shot of Espresso and quantity of water is mixed.
7. Ristretto – The highly concentrated short Espresso
Ristretto is another variable of the Espresso, it is basically a short shot of espresso prepared with the same ground coffee. However it is extracted using a finer grind and with half the amount of water i.e 30 ml. This coffee gives you a super shot of caffeine which boost your alertness.
Lungo coffee is the opposite of Risretto, this time you add a single shot of Espresso with twice as much water (ratio 1:2) . A cup of Lungo is usually around 100ml and is shorter than an Americano which have a coffee to water ratio of 1:4.
9. Doppio -The double Espresso
Doppio is the Italian word for ‘double’ and a Doppio coffee is a double shot of Espresso. The coffee is extracted using a double coffee filter in the portafilter and the quantity is usually around 60ml.
Cappuccino is another popular coffee type which is available in every coffee shop. It contains an even quantity of double Espresso, foamed milk and steamed milk. Sometimes the foamed milk can be replaced by cream and the beverage can also be flavored with chocolate, vanilla, caramel, raspberry and even cinnamon! Cappuccino can be mistaken with a Latte, but the difference is that the ratio of Espresso/steamed milk/foamed milk in a Cappuccino is 1:1:1 whereas in a Latte it is 2:3:1.
11. Irish Coffee
The Irish Coffee is a cocktail which is prepared by mixing hot coffee with Irish whiskey and sugar. The mixture is then topped with cream and is usually drank in a mug. It is told that during cold weather in Ireland, Joe Sheridan the Chef of a restaurant who was situated in a port decided to create hot coffee with whiskey to warm up his customers. This is how Irish Coffee was born!
12. Red eye Coffee
The Red Eye coffee is brewed coffee which is topped with a shot of Espresso. When brewed coffee is topped with two shots of Espresso it is then called Black Eye coffee.
13. Chai Latte
Mocha consists of Espresso, hot milk, chocolate syrup and sweetener like cocoa powder and sugar. It is interesting to note that you can use different types of chocolates like dark or milk ones.
We have seen coffee served as cocktail, but it can also be served as dessert! Affogato consists of ice cream scoops (usually vanilla flavor) which are topped with a shot of Espresso. It is a famous Italian dessert and sometimes you can add cream liqueur like Baileys to it.
To answer the question of how many types of coffee are there, we can conclude that there are many different types; hot, cold, strong, short, long and with alcohol. This shows how coffee is tremendously popular and how its preparation has varied across different cultures.
I hope you enjoy this article and will try to make one of these coffee types, we will be glad to hear your views!
Coffee is consumed by millions of people every day and it gives you a boost to kick up for your day. This beverage is drunk in may different ways; espresso, cappuccino, latte and recently even with CBD oil! There is now a new type of coffee preparation called bulletproof coffee which is made up of coffee, grass-fed butter and coconut oil. Bulletproof coffee is also known as keto coffee or butter coffee and is acclaimed for its energizing effects. This is because it can substitute a complete carb-breakfast; it contains quality fats that can keep you fueled and satisfied for hours. Being a coffee lover I have of course tried it and I will show you what are the health benefits of bulletproof coffee.
How was bulletproof coffee created?
Bulletproof coffee was created by the American entrepreneur and author Dave Asprey. The idea sprung to his mind while traveling to Tibet where he tasted the yak-butter tea. When he returned to America he did some experiments creating buttered drink recipes and in 2009, he published the preparation of buttered coffee on his blog.
It has been claimed that this beverage can contribute to increase IQ scores, moreover it can also improve cognition capacity and act as a catalyst for weight loss. The characteristics of Bulletproof coffee make it a perfect match for Ketogenic diet (or Keto diet) which is a high fat and low carb diet that can provides many benefits to your body. So this add more ground to the claims for many health benefits of bulletproof coffee.
How is bulletproof coffee prepared?
- Grass-fed butter
- MCT oil or powder ( you can also substitute it with coconut oil)
- First of all, prepare your cup of coffee, usually its 10 grams for a cup of 180 ml but you can adjust the dosage as per your preference. Pour it in a blender
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of MCT oil/powder or coconut oil.
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of unsalted butter.
- Blend the mixture until you get a frothy texture
It is advised to use a blender or a frother to mix all the ingredients thoroughly so that the coffee obtained is not oily. Moreover, it will also make the fats emulsified so that you obtain a creamy and smooth coffee with a frothy top just like a latte!
I discovered the coffee hack while browsing the internet looking for some articles on self development and health enhancement. Hence, when I found the health benefits of bulletproof coffee I decided to have a try at it.
However, because of the availability and high prices of some ingredients, my coffee was prepared with bio ground coffee, coconut oil and unsalted grass butter. With these ingredients costing me about $17 I was able to obtain around 25 cups of bulletproof coffee!
Main Health benefits of bulletproof coffee?
1. Energy boost
Bulletproof coffee can substitute a full breakfast and make you feel less hungry in the morning thanks to the good fats. MCT and coconut oil act as super fuel for your body. This is because they can be quickly absorbed as they have shorter chains of triglycerides. MCT oil do not require bile or pancreatic enzymes to be digested and hence goes quickly to the bloodstream.
As I like hiking and trail running ( range of 10 – 20 km) I was curious to see the effects of this source of instant energy on my sport performances. I took a cup bulletproof coffee as breakfast before a 10 km race and noticed that my energy level increased substantially compared to my other sessions with normal breakfast. To be honest I did not run twice as fast as usual but my efforts were more consistent and less painful, even after the race I still had sufficient energy!
2. Bulletproof Coffee help you to reduce excess weight
One of the main health benefits of bulletproof coffee is that it can help to boost your metabolism and trigger weight loss through ketosis principle. The lack of carbs make your body increase its fat-burning mechanism.
Drinking coffee alone just before workouts make you burn more calories, with bulletproof coffee the reaction is multiplied as you get more endurance to exercise more!
3. Better Mental Clarity
Advocates of bulletproof coffee claim that it helps to improve mental clarity and cognition capacity thanks to caffeine in coffee and nutrients found in MCT/coconut oil. Besides, coffee already help to stimulate the central nervous system which make you more focused, alert and responsive. With extra energy and a vivid mind your day can only be better with a cup of buttered coffee!
4. Bulletproof coffee can lower your cholesterol
Another of the several health benefits of bulletproof coffee is that it helps to lower cholesterol. The saturated fats in the grass-fed butter increase the levels of good cholesterol and mitigate the effects of bad cholesterol.
Better cholesterol control means better heart conditions and painless physical activities.
Bulletproof coffee may be the new hack for health enhancement and is very easy to prepare and consume. Many persons have claimed the different health benefits of bulletproof coffee. Nowadays there are specific products available to prepare this beverage like Brain Octane MCT oil and bulletproof friendly ground coffee.
Though I do not follow keto diet I have personally enjoyed the experience of bulletproof coffee and do have one or two cups of it twice a month for my running sessions. What about you? Do you think you can try it?
I hope you have enjoyed this article and will be glad to hear your views about the health benefits of bulletproof coffee!
This article will trigger coffee lovers who are also weed lovers; have you ever tried drinking coffee with CBD oil? For those who are not familiar with cannabis, CBD oil is a derived product of cannabis and one if its main aspect is that it does not have psychoactive effects.
Actually it is one of the main compound (known as Cannabidiol) found in weeds that have therapeutic characteristics and form about 35 – 40 % of the cannabis plant extract. In comparison, there is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), another compound notoriously known for the ‘high’ effects it provides.
Being legalized in many parts of the world, the consumption of weeds has evolved from traditional joint, bong and pipe smoking, to the preparation of cannabis extract like oils and tinctures. It has been found that these products can be perfect ingredients to match with food and beverage recipes. One of the recipes actually knowing a dazzling success is coffee with CBD oil.
The advent of coffee with CBD oil
The general perception is that people smoke cannabis solely to get stoned or literally to get high and enter into a blissful state.
However, as per researches it has been noted that among the 200 millions people (2.5% of the world population) who consume cannabis, many of these persons have recourse to cannabis for the ailment it provides to mild symptoms like anxiety and chronic pain, .
This mean that these users need only the CBD element in the weeds, and this is where CBD oil came as a solution. Now there is no need to get irritated by the side effects of smoking : cough, bad taste in the mouth, smelly smoke or wrong ratio of CBD to THC which make you more high than benefiting from the pain relieving effects.
Coffee is one of the most consumed drink around the world, about 2 billions cups every day.
This beverage has been widely praised for the caffeine that it contain and which give an energizing and boosting effects. Hence, it goes without saying that coffee is highly appreciated in the workplace, during late night study sessions and in stressful situations. Besides as it has evolved across different cultures, we now have myriads of coffee flavors – for e.g hazelnut. Vanilla, caramel and much more!
Naturally for a better experience it was found that CBD oil could be perfectly paired with coffee. For the connoisseur of weeds and coffee it was the fusion of two best world .
Why is Coffee with CBD oil great?
Coffee with CBD oil is great as it simultaneously increases alertness and help to reduce pain. The CBD is widely used in the medical field ; to alleviate pain from epilepsy, arthritis and anxiety. Its anti inflammatory characteristic make it efficient even against acne and can have positive effects of our brain’s health. It can protect against disease like dementia by preventing brain cell damage, prevent cells inflammation and help in the generation of new ones.
Moreover, a cup of coffee containing CBD oil can be consumed discreetly, compared to joints and bongs which can easily be noticed specially when you live in an apartment complex.
Coffee with CBD oil can be consumed in various flavors: Latte, Mocha, Cappuccino, Espresso, Affogato and even as Iced Coffee. And why not CBD Oil with decaffeinated coffee!
Another advantage is that you can choose your CBD-coffee intensity by varying the type of coffee and quantity of CBD oil.
Researches which have recently been done accentuated the fact that coffee can extend the effect of cannabis. This mean that a coffee-CBD combination may favor the tendency for an optimum use of CBD quantity hence preventing addiction.
Another advantage is that the preparation of coffee with CBD oil is very simple (just adding some drop of your oil in your cup of coffee!) . It is therefore practical to prepare at any time of the day.
The cannabis has a better taste.
Cannabis oils and tinctures have an ‘earthy’ taste regardless of whether containing only CBD or THC. Though to mitigate this effect CBD oil come in different flavors, when added to coffee the earthy and musky tastes are hampered by the strong coffee aromas. This is what make the mixture highly appreciated by people with sensitive palates. Actually the optimum dosage of CBD is around 5 – 20 mg per cup of coffee but for first time users it is advised to start with a lower quantity until getting familiarized with it.
If prepared with proper dosage, CBD coffee could be mistaken for an average coffee cup, but with the bonus of relaxation effects.
What is the trend of coffee with CBD oil
The mixture of coffee with CBD oil has started to become popular. This is thanks to the gradual legalization of cannabis in many countries, the availability of edible CBD oils on the market and the increase in awareness of consumers about its benefits. All these conditions give an indication of the rise in consumption of CBD coffee in the future.
This have been confirmed by big name in the coffee industry, like Starbuck which have recognized the potential of the CBD coffee market. The group has predicted that CBD sales will reach $16 billion in retail sales by 2025 and signified their intention to invest in CBD coffee. This could mean a more rigorous control by the government and health organization on cana-coffee shops and CBD oil markets. As coffee is already a $102 billion market worldwide, the CBD oil market will skyrocket if it legitimately becomes a complementary product.
To come back to our question if we can drink coffee with CBD oil, the answer is yes! We have seen that this combination provide several benefits and can be prepared in different ways to suit the drinker’s preferences.
What do you think about it? Have you ever tried having your cup of joe with some drops of CBD Oil? Do not hesitate to share your experiences and views with us, we will be glad to hear from you!
What is decaffeinated coffee? In this article we will see how does it differ from regular coffee and what benefits it can provide. Coffee is one of the most popular beverage in the world which became notorious thanks to its main compound caffeine. Caffeine is a psychoactive drug that stimulate the central nervous system (CNS).
It is the most consumed psychoactive substance which is legal and unregulated practically all around the world. One of the most noticeable effects of caffeine is that it can impede drowsiness and stimulate parts of the nervous system which therefore make you alert and reactive. However, there are some people who prefer the taste and smell of coffee rather than its psychoactive effects. This have given rise to a type of coffee called decaffeinated coffee or decaf coffee.
What is decaffeinated coffee?
In simpler terms decaffeinated coffee is like traditional coffee but with the caffeine compound removed. Technically around 97% of the caffeine is removed through the decaffeinating process. Hence, in decaffeinated coffee there is always a small residual of caffeine but in some cases it may be up to 20%!
Decaffeination was first done by Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge in the 1820. The poet Goethe after remarking Runge’s work on belladonna – a poisonous plant, requested him to analyze coffee beans. Although he was able to isolate caffeine compound from the coffee bean, he was neither eager to learn more about caffeine chemistry nor interested in using this process for producing commercial decaffeinated coffee.
How coffee is decaffeinated?
There are several methods to separate caffeine from coffee beans; by using water and organic solvents or carbon dioxide. The coffee beans are washed in the solvent until the caffeine has been extracted from it, then the solvent is removed.
There are 2 types of solvent method which are the Indirect-Solvent and Direct-solvent process. The direct method is where the coffee beans are washed directly in the solvent. In the indirect method, the coffee beans are first washed in hot water which remove the caffeine, oils and other flavor compounds. The solution obtained is then treated separately by adding the solvents methylene chloride or ethyl acetate. Then it is heated so that the caffeine and solvents are removed through evaporation.
Finally, the coffee beans are boiled again with this mixture that contain only flavor compounds and oils in order to reinstate its taste. In the Swiss Water Process the coffee beans are also boiled in hot water. However, this time the caffeine is removed from the water through the process of percolation and not by using solvent. Then the beans are reboiled in this water to reabsorb the caffeine-free flavor elements. It is important that the coffee beans are decaffeinated before they are roasted and ground to keep its nutritional value and the taste of ‘regular coffee’.
Decaffeinated vs regular coffee
1. Caffeine quantity
The main difference is that decaffeinated coffee contain a very small amount of caffeine ( at most 7mg in a cup of 8oz ). So the psychoactive effects are milder on decaf coffee drinkers. However, they will miss the benefits of caffeine; which help to improve sport performance, mood, alertness and may even help to prevent aging and risks of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
2. Level of antioxidants
It has been noted that decaffeinated coffee contain 15% less antioxidants which are substances that can prevent and reduce the damage of cells provoked by free radicals.
3. PH level
Decaffeinated coffee tend to be much more acidic than regular coffee. This is because during the decaffeinating process, when the caffeine is washed, it have also some considerable effects on the PH level. When consumed in excess it can have side effects like acid re flux and heartburn.
In the decaffeinating process there is an additional step to add back the flavor constituents in the coffee bean. But even though many coffee lovers have noted that its taste and intensity are not as a regular coffee.
What is decaffeinated coffee’s popularity around the world?
According to a report from the Grand View Search the global market size of decaffeinated coffee was valued at USD 1.65bn in 2019. It is predicted to grow significantly in the future due to the awareness of the psychoactive substances present in caffeine and other side effects it can have on health. However, many coffee lovers expressed that decaffeinated coffee defeat the purpose of coffee whose initial intent was to energize and keep the drinker awake.
But on another side it can be the perfect substitute for coffee lover who have health issue and cannot consume caffeine.
What is decaffeinated coffee’s alternative?
Decaffeinated coffee is obtained through a man made process which involve the use of chemical elements and can have some bad effects like increasing acidity. Promising research are being made on growing coffee beans that do not contain caffeine, by eliminating the gene that produce this compound in normal coffee plants. This new variety of coffee is termed Decaffito and has been trademarked in Brazil. It could be a much more natural way to enjoy the taste of coffee without having the caffeine effects.
We have seen a lot about what is decaffeinated coffee. Its purpose is to let every category of persons of different age and health conditions to enjoy the great taste of coffee. There are different views from pro- caffeine and anti caffeine persons. For some, caffeine which is the most legal form of psychoactive drugs have a rejuvenating effect that boost mental and physical performance.
Others argue that it have to be consumed with moderation as it can be risky for health. Though caffeine is not the cup of coffee of everyone, decaffeinated coffee seems to have its place in our daily life. It provides a substitute for coffee lovers who are anti caffeine.
Do you drink coffee often? Do you prefer regular coffee or decaffeinated coffee? We will be more than happy to hear your views about this marvelous drink!