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What Makes Perky Rooster Coffee Special?

What Makes Perky Rooster Coffee Special?

When it comes to great tasting coffee, quality and freshness are everything! We carefully select the finest gourmet-quality coffee from the most reputable farms around the world ensuring only the highest quality beans go into our bags. 

What Is Specialty Coffee?

According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, “specialty coffee” is coffee that scores higher than 80 points on a 100 point scale with fewer than 5 “defects” per 12 ounces. This grading makes it the purest class of coffee beans available.

Specialty coffees are only found in specific “micro climates”—small climate pockets where the conditions are just right for growing coffee beans. Each of these specialty coffees feature a distinctive flavor profile and is grown in only a handful of locations around the world. You won’t find these specialty coffees at your supermarket or even at Starbucks!

Even though these coffees are rare, we make them readily available to anyone through our website. Our coffees are roasted at facilities that are certified and FDA compliant and include organic and fair trade varieties.

Freshness Equals Flavor

There’s nothing better than a great cup of coffee—taking that first sip, rolling it across your tongue and relishing the robust flavor and subtle notes of citrus, cocoa, or caramel. You don’t get this kind of flavor from stale coffee. Coffee you buy at the grocery store or even Starbucks is often months or weeks old. Over time coffee loses some of its richness and flavor. That’s why we commit to shipping your coffee to you the same day it’s roasted, ensuring maximum freshness and flavor when it reaches your door.

Is Coffee Good for You?

Is Coffee Good for You?

Thomas Jefferson referred to coffee as “the favorite drink of the civilized world”. It’s pretty hard to argue the point. Who doesn’t look forward to that first cup of coffee in the morning? It’s had to imagine starting a day without it. For most people coffee is part of the fabric of daily life. But is it healthy?

Despite a 1981 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine linking coffee consumption to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer (which was later debunked), a wealth of empirical evidence suggest that coffee may actually be good for you. It turns out coffee is full of antioxidants and other substances that help to lower inflammation and protect against a variety of diseases. Here are some of the potential health conditions that regular consumption of coffee may benefit:

1. Heart Disease— Recent studies indicate that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease or heart failure.

2. Type 2 Diabetes— Studies have shown that coffee may help keep your blood sugar in check and make you less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

3. Parkinson’s Disease— Caffeine has been linked to a lower chance of developing Parkinson’s disease and may give those with the disease more control of their movements.

4. Liver Disease— Coffee, even decaf, may provide some protection for your liver. Coffee drinkers are more likely to have healthy liver enzyme levels.

5. Colon Cancer— Johns Hopkins University research indicates that coffee drinkers are 26% less likely to develop colorectal cancer.

6. Alzheimer’s Disease— Another Johns Hopkins study indicates that two cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

How Much Is Too Much?

As with many things in life more isn’t always better. There is a downside to the overconsumption of caffeine. Too much can make you nervous, jittery, and anxious. It can also interrupt your sleep. So, what’s the optimal amount of coffee to enjoy the health benefits without the side effects? It varies from person to person, of course, but according to both the Cleveland Clinic and the FDA, adults should shoot for no more than 400mg of caffeine per day. That’s about 4 to 5 cups of brewed coffee.

To your health!

How to Keep Coffee Fresh

How to Keep Coffee Fresh
Fortunately, coffee is not a type of food that goes bad—but it can lose freshness over time and that can diminish some of its flavor. Whole beans stay fresh longer than ground coffee so it’s always best to buy coffee beans and grind them just prior to brewing, but if you prefer the convenience of ground coffee, there are a few ways to ensure it stays fresh longer.