Your Guide To Coffee and Kombucha: Benefits of Each

When you drink your daily cup of coffee with its fresh aroma and smooth taste, do you think about where it came from and how got to your kitchen counter? To enjoy the best cup of joe in the comfort of your home, make sure your coffee is always fresh and stored properly. Coffee does go bad if stored under poor conditions. Coffee beans begin to lose their freshness soon after they are roasted. As coffee loses freshness, its natural flavors and aromas are diminished.
So, all things being equal, the sooner the beans are used, the better your cup will taste. Properly stored, coffee beans will stay good for about a month after roasting. Ground coffee will last for one to two weeks after roasting. The key to maintaining the freshness of your beans as long as possible is to keep the coffee away from excessive conditions like air, moisture, heat, etc.
Depending on how you want to start your morning or how much time you have, we have listed the top 6 coffee items every caffeine fan should consider having in their kitchen.

Top 6 Coffee Items to Have in Your Kitchen

 

1. Coffeemaker- Finding the right coffee maker for you is crucial. You have to consider brands, style, size, and budget. Coffee makers can range anywhere from $20 and up to $250 if you’re looking for a quality, top notch machine.
2. Espresso Machine
3. Coffee Grinder
4. Coffee beans
5. Coffee subscriptions
6. K Cups
Once you’ve decided on the type of roast you’ll want to be brewing in the mornings, coffee maker, grinder, or K cups, you’ll want to invest in a coffee table that best fit yours style. Shopping for coffee table requires you knowing your space and style well. Take measurements and decide where in your house/apartment you’ll be sipping on your cup of coffee.
When it comes to coffee tables, they come in many different methods construction, surface materials, and style. Among the top popular construction elements are wood, metal, glass, rattan, and acrylic. Surface materials include glass, wood, metal, marble, rattan, and leather. As for style, some of the most popular include tradition, contemporary, modern, rustic, industrial, and vintage. Affordable coffee tables are all over the market and spending under $200 for a well constructed coffee table is reasonable.

Benefits of Drinking Kombucha

The benefits of Kombucha has been a controversial topic. Because Kombucha offers a long list of benefits, it’s inevitable for some skepticism to rise. What we know about Kombucha to this day and this are scientifically proven. So we know the fermented drink contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B6, and B12, all of which are known to help with depression, mood swings, and improve concentration levels. It also contains vitamin C, which suppresses the release of cortisol (one of the stress hormones). Drinking kombucha in the mornings instead of coffee could be your way to becoming dependent on caffeine. Not only does kombucha contain less amount of caffeine which is already beneficial to your body but the decrease in caffeine increases calm energy and focus.

What’s In Kombucha?

While kombucha has traces of alcohol, these very low levels of alcohol have been proven to increase sense of well-being and decrease stress.

Kombucha can also help regulate the digestive system by increasing the acidity of the gut. Gut acidity is crucial for easing digestion and absorbing nutrients. Stress often causes for the gut to manifest itself as IBS or ulcers.

Kombucha has become a highly popular beverage industry in the most recent years, most markets offer wide selections of brands and flavors. Restaurants are adapting and now offering kombucha as an option and often have it on draft because of the high demand. Some of the most popular and successful brands include: Brew Dr. Kombucha, Kevita Master Brew Kombucha, Health Ade Kombucha, GT’s Enlightened Organic Raw Kombucha, among others.

The price of kombucha varies by brand but not by much. Most sellers are priced in the $3 – $5 range. Because the costs of kombucha can add up quickly, consumers are often on the lookout for discounts and coupons. Like most things, buying in bulk can significantly decreased costs.