It's the aroma over a hundred million Americans wake up too every morning. Next to water, it is the most consumed beverage on the planet. But our love affair with coffee has had its ups and downs over the years as research over how healthy coffee is seems to constantly change. All this conflicting information has left us wondering: is coffee healthy or isn't' it? Now, the debate over how healthy coffee is can finally be put to rest...if your drinking SoZo Select Coffee.
While most people don't think of coffee as a health drink, how much better would your morning be if yours was? Few people know that the beloved coffee bean is actually the seed of a delicious red fruit. That fruit has been discovered to be a "miracle of nature", containing far more antioxidants than any other fruit that we know of. Everyone who harvests coffee beans simply throws the coffee fruit away. Everyone, that is, except SoZo, the first and only company to capture CoffeeBerry's high-ORAC goodness in a healthy cup of gourmet coffee. Created with a patented process that preserves the nutrition of the whole coffee fruit, with all the flavor of the bean.
Caffeine is an alkaloid created from various amino acids that plants use as a defense against insects. This natural pesticide can paralyze or kill certain insects that try to feed on the plant. That same alkaloid, when extracted from the roasted coffee bean, acts as a stimulant when consumed by humans. We all know that you can remove almost all the caffeine from the bean through various methods, but did you know that a species of coffee was discovered that doesn't contain caffeine?
Listed by the International Institute of Species Exploration at Arizona State University in 2009 as one of the top 10 new species, Coffea charrieriana is a caffeine free coffee bean discovered in Cameroon in Central Africa. It is hoped that cross breeding of this new species with other coffee plants could produce a naturally caffeine free version of many common blends that often go through harsh chemical processes to remove the caffeine from the bean.