Spyridon Gkinnis's Blog – October 2009 Archive (5)

Cecovasa wins the National Quality Competition for the Second Time!

On October 12 in the city of Tingo Maria, a jury of five international cuppers and five of Peru’s best cuppers determined, with 94.68 points, that Cecovasa’s coffee was the best coffee in Peru. The coffee was presented by Wilson Sucaticona from the Tunkimayo sector, a member of the San Jorge Cooperative that is the base of the Association. This was the result of the Third National Quality Coffee Competition organized by the National Coffee Board, the Peruvian Chamber of Coffee and Cocoa, the… Continue

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Why do I have to drink just 25 milliliters of coffee?

Why do I have to drink just 25 milliliters of coffee? There are moments in which you need to drink and our organism is satisfied only by a high quantity. And in these moments it is possible to commit two crimes: to water down wine and to order a ‘long’ at the bar.



Let go of the first and consider the second. What does happen in the 99% of cases in which you order a long espresso to the barman? He will let the liquid flow from the espresso machine till the cup is full. And if you have… Continue

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on October 8, 2009 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Coffee Protects the Brain from Cholesterol High cholesterol is responsible for many illnesses, not the least of which is a heightened risk of stroke. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Neuroi…

Coffee Protects the Brain from Cholesterol





High cholesterol is responsible for many illnesses, not the least of which is a heightened risk of stroke. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation suggests that caffeine equivalent to 6-7 cups of coffee a day just might protect the brain from the damages caused by cholesterol.



High cholesterol levels increase the risk of stroke in a number of ways. Cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, which is… Continue

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on October 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Guatemala coffee history

History of Coffee in Guatemala



While the world coffee crisis of the past few years has increased problems faced by the Mayan people in Guatemala, they have been facing a permanent crisis for centuries, ever since the Spaniards arrived and began to disrupt indigenous ways of life. This began when the Spanish crown awarded large swaths of land to settlers, and what had been traditional Mayan lands became large estates upon which the indigenous people were forced to work. Throughout the… Continue

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