Caffeine

posted Nov 19, 2013, 7:28 AM by Fresh Roast Coffee Co.   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 7:28 AM ]

Many people drink caffeine every day. It's in carbonated beverages, chocolate, energy drinks, tea, and, of course, coffee. Caffeine was first isolated in pure form by German Chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge. He called it "Kaffebase", the base of coffee. It is poisonous in large doses, but is usually consumed very conservatively. The LD50 is a number assigned to toxins to determine how toxic they are. It is the amount of toxin that will kill 50% of the tested population, or "Lethal Dose of 50%", "LD50". The LD50 of caffeine is about 150-200 mg per kg of body weight, or about 80-100 cups of coffee for an average adult.

Coffee is perhaps the most commonly used stimulant. Caffeine can ward off sleepiness and contribute to restlessness, but the effectiveness varies greatly. It is a common but addictive psychoactive drug, but unlike others, is not regulated in most of the world. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine every day.

Caffeine can be removed through decaffeination. The unroasted beans are first steamed, then rinsed in a solvent to remove caffeine. Fresh Roast Coffee Co. sells decaffeinated coffee, but we buy unroasted, decaffeinated beans. Many chemicals can been used as a solvent, including carbon dioxide, water, and benzene. Most decaffeinated coffee has 0.1%-3% of its original caffeine. To learn more about these processes, got http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decaffeination.

From reading this post, you may get the idea that caffeine is a horrible chemical. It can be toxic in large doses. It can be addictive. It affects your brain's chemical balance. But all of these things can be controlled by drinking coffee, and other sources of caffeine, in moderation.

Note: a bar (162 g) of chocolate has 70 mg of caffeine, while a cup of coffee (6 fl oz, 178 g) has 71 mg of caffeine. For more information, see Caffeine in Chocolate and Caffeine in Coffee

Regular Coffee!

posted Mar 22, 2013, 6:54 PM by Fresh Roast Coffee Co.

We now have Regular Coffee in stock. For those of you who were waiting, you can now order! The new coffee is a Brazilian Alta Mogiana, like the previous one.(http://www.stocktongraham.com/coffee/coffeedescriptions/descriptions_singleorigins/brazil-alta-mogiana).

The Beginnings of Coffee

posted Mar 9, 2013, 9:28 AM by Fresh Roast Coffee Co.   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 9:32 AM ]

No one knows for sure how it was discovered that these little brown beans could make such a delicious drink, but there are a few legends. 
<Goat image>Perhaps the most well known it the one of the Ethiopian goat herder. It is said that one day he saw that when his goats ate the red berries off of a certain bush, they became very hyper. The tale says that the goat herder took the berries to the local monastery  in which the monks said that the coffee berries had come from the devil. They through them into fire, and soon noticed the wonderful aroma emitted from the beans. They ground them up and prepared a drink with them, forming what we know today as coffee. To learn more, please visit http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=68 or the Wikipedia page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_coffee. Happy drinking!

Sale! Hurry, Expires March 31st!

posted Mar 8, 2013, 7:09 AM by Fresh Roast Coffee Co.   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 9:37 AM ]



We have another sale going on. Today through March 31st, choose any one of the following options:
• Buy at least one pound of coffee, get free shipping on your next order of equal or lesser weight! (Discount code: SHIP)
• Buy one pound, get the second half off! (Discount code: HALFOFF)
• Schedule two recurring shipments, get the third free! (Discount code: RECUR)
• Pay for one half pound, receive 25% more, 10 oz! (Discount code: TEN)

Just go to freshroastcoffeeco.com!

Limit one coupon per order.

Welcome!

posted Mar 1, 2013, 1:09 PM by Fresh Roast Coffee Co.

Welcome to the new Fresh Roast Coffee Co. blog. We are glad to have you here, and hope you will enjoy our products. Please head over to our store to see our different products. Also, we have a new store for coffee grinders and makers. This goes through amazon.com, so all of the quality customer service you associate with them is in every equipment order. Thanks for choosing Fresh Roast Coffee Co.

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