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Tony Ferous
09-27-2008, 10:59 PM
I dont buy instant coffee, but i saw in the local supermarket that nescafe are promoting the antioxidant value of it on their products over tea and printing polyphenol content. Their greenblend instant also has unroasted beans in it(so i assume more AOs), ive not tried it but i guess that my fresh ground organic roasted beans made up with a plunger/cafatiere(sp?) is way better.


http://www.nestle.com.au/Products/Drinks/Nescafe/NESCAF_Greenblend/NESCAFÉ_Greenblend.htm


Heres a pretty shocking graph showing that coffees the #1 antioxidant in the USA diet.

http://www.physorg.com/news6067.html

George Mounce
09-28-2008, 04:28 AM
I dont buy instant coffee, but i saw in the local supermarket that nescafe are promoting the antioxidant value of it on their products over tea and printing polyphenol content. Their greenblend instant also has unroasted beans in it(so i assume more AOs), ive not tried it but i guess that my fresh ground organic roasted beans made up with a plunger/cafatiere(sp?) is way better.


http://www.nestle.com.au/Products/Drinks/Nescafe/NESCAF_Greenblend/NESCAFÉ_Greenblend.htm


Heres a pretty shocking graph showing that coffees the #1 antioxidant in the USA diet.

http://www.physorg.com/news6067.html

I caveat this with the fact that I don't like crappy coffee at all, will drink it if nothing else is available, but I will complain each moment I'm drinking it :p.

How is it shocking, millions of Americans have coffee daily, too bad most of its crap beans. Of course there has been a resurgence in the last few years of robusta beans becoming the main type used by major chains. Even McDonald's coffee (which is my only reason for every going near there in a pinch) tastes much, much better. Dunkin Donuts coffee is sold in stores now, and seems to get high praise from those with taste buds who can handle the junk.

You are correct, the way you are making your coffee is way better, and you need to be using a burr grinder to get the most amount of water flow per amount of coffee. Blade grinders are crap (told you I like my coffee perfect or its crap :p).

If they are seriously touting that coffee has better antioxidant values than premium Uji province green tea, they are completely wrong. Maybe some low grade matcha or genmaicha, but not the good stuff - it blows coffee away. Tea in my mind though is more like a perfect bottle of champagne, where as coffee when done right is like a perfect beer. :D

Mike ODonnell
09-28-2008, 07:34 AM
I believe expresso based has even more antioxidants....why I switched up my Coffee for Americano long ago....that and less caffeine.

http://www.coffee-tea.co.uk/brewing-antioxidant-capacity.php

Craig Brown
09-28-2008, 12:37 PM
I get around that less caffeine problem by using 12 oz of espresso and 4 ounces of water for my 'Americano'...

Gregory L. Johnson
09-28-2008, 04:48 PM
If they are seriously touting that coffee has better antioxidant values than premium Uji province green tea, they are completely wrong. Maybe some low grade matcha or genmaicha, but not the good stuff - it blows coffee away. Tea in my mind though is more like a perfect bottle of champagne, where as coffee when done right is like a perfect beer. :D

I guess I am a beer guy. No, what they are claiming is it's the number one source for Americans, that is, they are taking into account consumption.

Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt; that steaming cup of java is also the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Scranton (Pa.).

George Mounce
09-28-2008, 05:41 PM
I guess I am a beer guy. No, what they are claiming is it's the number one source for Americans, that is, they are taking into account consumption.

I would agree, coffee is the drink that keeps America running.

Dave Van Skike
09-28-2008, 07:17 PM
I believe expresso based has even more antioxidants....why I switched up my Coffee for Americano long ago....that and less caffeine.

http://www.coffee-tea.co.uk/brewing-antioxidant-capacity.php

jebus...

please tell me you are just doing that to tweak all of us out here on the left coast.....Espresso..Puleeeeeze.

Darryl Shaw
09-29-2008, 06:21 AM
I'll drink bad coffee if that's all that's on offer but at home I use two well seasoned Bialetti Moka Express pots, a one cup model and a three cup model, which as far as I'm concerned produce coffee that's better than all but best machine made espresso. I would grind my own beans but my sister "borrowed" my burr grinder about two years ago and shows no sign of returning it so I usually use Lavazza Rossa which makes a surprisingly good brew for pre-ground coffee.

www.cosic.org

Mike ODonnell
09-29-2008, 08:37 AM
jebus...

please tell me you are just doing that to tweak all of us out here on the left coast.....Espresso..Puleeeeeze.

I drink every sip with my pinky extended in the air also.....

Darryl Shaw
10-15-2008, 06:26 AM
More good news about coffee from drbriffa.com - Link (http://www.drbriffa.com/blog/2008/10/13/coffee-consumption-again-associated-with-benefits-for-health/).