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How to Make Great Coffee

There is nothing I know of yet that can give you a wonderful experience in the morning wee hours like the waking up to a great cup of coffee, it has become a habit to all of us and that is something that we can all agree to, that we prefer coffee nowadays than having tea in the morning, this is a going on trend which I do not think will come to an end very soon since each and everyone is always looking forward to having an amazing mug of coffee, than anything else in the morning when the sun rises.

We can confirm that there is more than one way to getting a mug of good coffee in the morning, one can decide to go to the cafeteria and buy a cup of coffee for himself or else, one can also decide to make his cup of coffee in the house instead of going to the cafeteria for the same, those who go to the cafeteria mostly do not have the experience of making a cup of coffee for themselves or have no enough time for the process.

Different experts have brought forward, so many ways or rules to making great coffee, coffee that can get you rise very early in the morning because you do not wish to miss that cup of coffee before you go to work, these rules are numerous, and we may not be able to exhaust all of them at one, but on the other hand, we can look at some of them so we can have an idea of making great coffee in the same way.

Onto the rule that comes first on the list, is the acquisition of fresh beans, if you wish to make a great cup of coffee, my friend, you have and you must have at all cost acquire fresh beans of coffee, because if you get the ones that have stayed on the display for days or weeks, then you will have only yourself to blame since they will have already absorbed moisture and will not be at all pleasant.

The next rule of making great coffee, keeping of the coffee beans being fresh, there is no need of acquiring fresh beans and then when you get to your house, you do not keep the beans fresh, this will still lead to you making coffee that will be very disappointing to you and you will not like it at all. On the same note, to summarize the other rules, we can say they are choosing of coffee that is good, grinding coffee that is your own, the usage of clean water, not using filters which are cheap and checking the heat.

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Getting Healthier with Matcha Green Tea

The history and cultivation of the matcha green tea tea is interesting, but what’s important to most to drinkers is its health-boosting content. If you’re still not a regular matcha green tea drinker, you’re lagging behind the times!

Below are the key health benefits of this wonder drink:

Cancer Prevention

The most important catechin in green tea is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is also found to be an effective anti-carcinogen. According to a 2003 University of Colorado study, 1 cup of matcha green tea contains up to 137 times more EGCG antioxidants than there are in a cup of the typical green tea.

Anti-aging

Some of the oldest people in the world today are Okinawans of Japan. Their longevity has been attributed in part to habitual consumption of matcha green tea. Although green tea matcha has always been is the most popular green tea in Japan, it is fast increasing in worldwide popularity due to its prowess in fighting inflammation, oxidation and aging.

LDL”BAD” Cholesterol Reduction

A 2011 study, with results explained in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, proved that matcha green tea and other green tea variants or extracts, notably reduce the body’s LDL or bad cholesterol levels when taken regularly.

Weight Control

In a research study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1999, catechin-rich green tea extracts were found to promote fat oxidation and thermogenesis more than the drink’s caffeine stores could explain. More specificially, it was established that drinking green tea boosted thermogenesis, the body’s calorie-burning rate, from 8-10% to as high as 35-43%.

In yet another study, it was shown that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea burns 25% more fat by the end of the exercise. On top of that, these two studies suggest that matcha green tea speeds up both the body’s fat-burning rate but also its resting metabolic rate!

Detoxification

As it is grown in the shade, matcha contains more chlorophyll than all other types green tea. Aside form lending leaves their green color, chlorophyll can also rid the body of a whole range of toxins and hormone disrupters.

Brain Power

Matcha green tea contains up to 5 times the amount of L-theanine, a stress-busting amino acid, found in conventional green tea. This allows the beverage to enhance focus and clarity of mind minus the jittery effects produced by coffee.

Healthy Bowel

Finally, matcha green tea leaves are rich in well-absorbed dietary fiber known for preventing constipation and stabilizing blood sugar. Dietary fiber benefits the body by preventing constipation and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Who knows what other matcha tea benefits there are? It’s great that you can now buy it in various convenient forms nowadays, although the most popular is still the organic matcha powder. To make your experience fuller, you can even get an entire matcha tea set. Remember to get a nice matcha whisk that will do the job right. Try it and make new discoveries.

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