Every human being who is leading a normal life is expected to have ups and downs in his/her life. Well, the real test of temperament and strength doesn’t come into picture when the person is going through a set of good times. In-fact the observation when a person is going through a good time, he/she will try to motivate people who are having not so great time. But when the same person faces a rough patch in their life, they forget to apply those same teachings in their own life.
Being strong and applying the teachings of being strong doesn’t always mean that you have to hold everything inside you and just cannot take any help from any other sources. Some find peace and help from painting, while some love to exert the frustration in the gym and some just love to grab a hot dark and strong espresso. I found my savior in coffee and truly it worked wonders for me.
The life cycle of coffee
The existence of the coffee plant has been way long but never to be traced until the 15th century. Once the berries and seeds are extracted from coffee plants, it undergoes several steps before it is finally ready as familiar roasted coffee. Let us take a quick look at the steps followed in the whole process.
In roasting as well there are certain temperatures in which the coffee is treated to extract the actually needed roasted coffee. Roasting is done at as high as 200-degree C to eliminate the oils, whereas, the caffeine level reduces more at a temperature as high as 235-degree C. There is also a process known as dark roasting in which most of the caffeine is extracted.
B. Evaluation of roasted coffee:
Once the coffee is roasted, it goes through the process of grading. In the grading process, the coffee is distinguished on the basis of color. The grades are given as light, moderate light, moderate, moderate dark, dark, very dark.
The process of de-caffeination usually involves soaking of seeds in hot water commonly known as Swiss water process or steaming them, later the caffeine-containing oil is dissolved using a solvent.
D. Storing and Brewing:
Coffee is usually stored in airtight containers. The main reason for keeping it in airtight containers is to keep it away from moisture, hence increasing the storage life of coffee. And then there are a variety of ways available to brew the coffee. Most commonly the coffee beverage is prepared in milk or water.
Influence on life
Coffee always had a good amount of influence on human life. In the early days when the coffee plant was discovered, it was used by Sufis to keep awake for religious gatherings. Whereas, looking at the current situation we can say that the variety of people consuming coffee has increased.
Want to keep up for late-night studies? Have a cup of coffee. Feeling nervous just before the very important presentation? Sip a coffee. Just done with blood donation or some treatment which needed the removal of blood from your body? Yes! The answer is, have some coffee.
A couple of my favorite reasons for having coffee is, it gives an immense boost to my adrenaline level that is required for the physical exertion. One of the best pre-workouts fitness freaks can have. And the next one is that it helps you kill depression and instantly changes your mood. It has an amazing impact on the nervous system, to such an extent that you can feel the calmness flowing down your body.
There are many other advantages like fat burning, increasing alertness, lower risk of heart stroke and increasing alertness to name a few. Coffee certainly has a lot of amazing influence on human life. However, the influence can be worst as well if proper measures are not taken into consideration.
You can eventually end up being a coffee addict with you even knowing about it. Around 80-100 cups of coffee in a short period of span can even kill a person. Excess coffee also leads to restlessness and insomnia. Having coffee during pregnancy can have a bad impact on the fetus. Ingredients like cafestol and kahweol which are found in coffee are bad for people suffering from high cholesterol.
Take care of your coffee
You might have heard a lot of people saying coffee is harmful, these are some words that coffee lovers hate to hear. But the fact is anything when taken in excess is harmful. Every human body is different and so is their capacity to adjust to various things varies. It is not everyone’s cup of tea to have 10 cups of espresso a day while for some even more than that is no big deal.
Along with taking care of your health, you need to take care of the coffee brewing machine as well. It has to be cleaned on time to avoid the machine getting faulty and also to avoid any bad impact on our health. And just remain ahead of time and be prepared for the worst. There are companies which provide appliances protection plan which can help us be prepared and take the benefit if things go wrong.