I had a super informative coffee tasting yesterday with Kristina Madh, founder and owner of Cloudland Coffee, a local specialty grade coffee roaster. We introduced her coffee at our Sandy Springs, GA bakery and coffee shop in February 2020. Our customers love her single origin varietals and have been impressed, very impressed with the smoothness, taste and flavor of the coffee!
Two quick bits of information that Kristina shared with me and I found fascinating: 1) Caffeine in the coffee berries is a natural bug repellent, so low lying regions that grow coffee have more caffeine than mountainous regions, as they are more hospitable to little critters!
2) Dark roasts have more of their caffeine extracted during the roasting process so it is commonly assumed that dark roast brewed coffee has less caffeine. Not true, as with the greater roast period, the beans also lose more weight, and as the proper portion is weighed, more beans are used.... therefore actually increasing the amount of caffeine in each cup.
We look forward to continue brewing Kristina's coffee and providing our customers with an elevated (no pun intended) coffee experience. Here is more info from her website:
Energy Drinks -- most have unsafe levels of Caffeine and Sugar
Why Zambawango Exclusively Brews and Sells Organic Coffee
CCC Statement on “The Artificial Sweetener Erythritol and Cardiovascular Event Risk”
7 Cardiovascuilar Threats of Sugar == Major Oxford Study of 110,000 individuals
Personalized Integrative Medicine at Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta --10 minutes from the Bakery!
Erythritol—Still Widely Considered the Best Sugar Alternative For Your Health, Here’s Why.. (as explained by an expert )
Mental Clarity and Giving Up Refined Sugar!