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muzak
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 3:03pm
Subject: Coffee health
 

My life has taken an abrupt turn as I am taking care of my mom with Alzheimers full time right now. Roasting coffee is actually a great benefit in my position. I have been keeping up with the research that's right now sweeping the world about the benefits of coffee, and I have written up some on my blog about treating Alzheimers through natural medicine: Click Here (fightingfreeradicalz.wordpress.com) IMHO it would be beneficial to get some discussion about the forefront of the research I have linked on that post, in recent studies.

Some interesting questions: how much coffee can you drink (basically the more the better is what's being shown)?
How much value do you place on maintaining fresh coffee?
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 7:25am
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Hi, there area several fairly recent threads on coffee use, a search might turn up some useful info for you.
On the topic of fresh coffee, most of us are very passionate about fresh and consider roast, whole bean coffee over two or three weeks from the day of roasting, to be stale and not good for espresso  while you get a little more time for other brew methods,..... But not much more.

 
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 8:09am
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calblacksmith Said:

... most of us are very passionate about fresh and consider roast, whole bean coffee over two or three weeks from the day of roasting, to be stale and not good for espresso  while you get a little more time for other brew methods,..... But not much more.

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I try to finish my roasts within a week, not more than 10 days out, that would be the max on a city roast for any brew method. In 2 weeks coffee is stale. There's some debate on when the roast is best, Ken Davids says 3-24 hours after the roast is first roasted. I've also heard that 4-5 days the roast achieves the peak flavor and if you have to freeze, that's the time to do it. I believe you can get unique flavors out of a roast for about a week; it's always noticeable when the flavor starts to fade beyond a week, in French Press or Espresso.  

I did search before posting, the research on coffee for Alzheimers prevention is literally just happening now, it's much more than just avoiding aluminum (if you know of other threads please link them). It has to do with caffeine stimulation specifically from coffee and not any other source being a preventive at 24-32oz a day. Contrast that with the 32oz+ recommended to prevent prostate cancer and there's strong evidence for drinking as much of that delicious fresh roast as possible.
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 8:47am
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</sighs...
and here I wished I could just get my Dad to drink something other than maxwell house... not that he'd ever drink more than an american 12 oz cup a day at that. For him though, the harder part is to keep his daily total liquids volume up over a quart a day.  Simple kidney health is my watch point for the care of a 90 year old man. On the other hand, I'm glad I've started my home roasting / home espresso / increased fluids in my early 50's ... there might be hope yet for those breakthroughs we've been waiting for since the very first days of space age health care improvements!
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 9:02am
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MerleApAmber Said:

</sighs...
and here I wished I could just get my Dad to drink something other than maxwell house... not that he'd ever drink more than an american 12 oz cup a day at that. For him though, the harder part is to keep his daily total liquids volume up over a quart a day.  Simple kidney health is my watch point for the care of a 90 year old man. On the other hand, I'm glad I've started my home roasting / home espresso / increased fluids in my early 50's ... there might be hope yet for those breakthroughs we've been waiting for since the very first days of space age health care improvements!

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I hear ya. I really believe that preground industrial crap is to blame for a lack of health from coffee. Also the older generations dislike of coffee is probably a lot to do with the lack of aroma that is so attractive with fresh roasted. My grandma passed away at 92 in 2007, with Alzheimers, never drinking coffee.
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