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Posted on February 18, 2016 by Ernest Tong

Here at Coffex Coffee Roasters, we love the coffee roast as much as you do. Our morning rituals might be similar to yours without you even knowing it.

That morning cup of joe, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, the sound of milk frothing and the first sip of delicious dark decadent coffee. It's hypnotic properties boils down to one very important alkaloid.


Impressively, caffeine can transform from a solid to a gaseous phase without undergoing an intermediate phase (i.e. liquid) in a process called sublimation. *coffee chemistry

It's solubility in water is increased 30-fold in coffee brewing temperatures and thus it readily dissolves into solution. It is also possibly the sole reason why people choose to drink coffee over other numerous beverages. *coffee chemistry

These are just some of the amazing properties of this well known compound.

Here are some positives of consuming Caffeine


  1. Alertness/Wakefulness
    Achieved by blocking adenosine receptors in the brain
  1. Pain relief
    Caffeine reduces inflammation and helps to block the perception of pain in the brain.
  1. Endurance
    It is believed that caffeine has the ability to influence the way muscles utilize glycogen allowing them to function longer before fatigue sets in.
  1. Motivation / Productivity
    It increases dopamine levels, which produces positive state of mind.
  1. Neurological conditions
    It is believed that caffeine can help prevent or delay Alzheimers disease and Parkinson Disease as well as treat some types of hyperactivity disorder.
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The health benefits of a coffee a day

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Ernest Tong

It was not long ago that some people thought that coffee might be bad for your health. But contrary to these beliefs, recent studies by Harvard University School of Public Health and American Heart Association have found many health benefits to drinking several cups of coffee a day.

Studies have shown that drinking coffee may protect against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease, including liver cancer. It also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression. Even more reason to enjoy another cup of delicious Coffex coffee.
Here are some of the benefits to enjoying many of the Coffex coffee blends:

Reduced risk of colon cancer:
Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could lower your risk of colon cancer by 15 percent.

Reduced risk of Parkinson's disease:
Drinking two to three cups a day could reduce your risk of developing Parkinson's by a quarter.

Lowers risk of depression:
Having at least four cups a day may lower your risk of depression by 20 percent.
Lowers risk of ovarian cancer:
Drinking three cups a day may reduce your risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent.

Lowers risk of liver cancer:
Three cups a day may cut your risk of liver cancer in half.

Lower risk of skin cancers:
Drinking six cups a day has been shown to lower the risk of skin cancer by 31 percent.

Wards off Alzheimer's:
Researchers discovered that participants who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had about a 65% decreased chance of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia later on in life.

Cardiovascular Protection:
According to a Japanese study of more than 76,000 participants, men consuming one to two cups of coffee daily reduced their risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease by as much as 38%.

Diabetes Defence:
Harvard researchers discovered that long-term coffee drinkers had a significantly reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes and statistics indicated the risk decreased the more they drank. Just remember to limit your sugar!
If you are have high blood pressure, are pregnant or have trouble sleeping then we recommend that you limit your caffeine intake.

Otherwise, based on the above research, Coffex recommends that people enjoy at least 2-3 cups a day. Whether you like your coffee black, with milk or a classic filter brew - we have a vast array of delicious blends and varieties to suit everyone.So drink up to your health!

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