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4 Ways to Beat Bad Coffee & Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes

We’ve all seen movies where two bad guys face off in a diner. They’re drinking bad diner coffee and smoking cheap cigarettes. This type of a scene makes for great cinema but not so great health. Why? Because low-quality coffee has many of the same health risks as tobacco. It’s actually a little scary how many similarities there are. Let’s take a closer look at the side effects and how to beat them.

 

1. How To Beat Pesticides in Coffee and Cigarettes.

Tobacco is the most chemically treated plant in the world. And, second place goes to – you guessed it! – coffee. Strict USDA regulations prevent farmers in America from putting many harsh pesticides – like DDT – on their crops. However, in foreign countries, the regulations are much more relaxed, so they can put many nasty chemicals on their crops. To make matters worse, coffee is highly absorbent, so the chemicals soak up into the beans and stay there for good. These crops are then imported to the United States.

Here’s what you should do.

Only buy USDA Certified Organic coffee. The USDA performs regular checks — traveling directly to the farms — to ensure certified organic coffees remain chemical free and safe. The USDA also performs regular checks of coffee roasters here in the US. This ensures USDA Certified Organic beans are in fact USDA Certified Organic.

Oh yeah, and to avoid the pesticides in your smokes just flush them down the toilet. No, really, we love you. Please don’t smoke.

 

2. How To Beat Heartburn From Coffee and Cigarettes.

Heartburn and acid reflux are known side effects of smoking cigarettes and drinking bad coffee.

But, why? It’s all about where the coffee grows — in the sun, or in the shade. When coffee is sun-grown, it grows faster, and unfortunately overdevelops acidity. Most coffee companies buy these cheaper, sun-grown beans and therefore produce a highly acidic coffee.

Here’s what you should do.

Only drink shade-grown coffee. Coffee grows slower in the shade. This allows the beans to grow over time — developing a smoother flavor and giving you much less acidity.

And for cigarettes, just toss them in a campfire. No, really, we love you. Please don’t smoke.

 

3. How to Beat Jitters From Coffee and Cigarettes.

Caffeine and Nicotine are addictive, cause jitters, and can both lead to dangerous health problems if overdosed.

Just like with acidity, sun-grown coffee develops more caffeine too. With too much caffeine from sun-grown coffee you suffer from “coffee jitters.”  Also, much like nicotine, too much caffeine can also cause depression, insomnia, headaches, and many other health hazards.

Here’s what you should do.

Again, I say: shade-grown beans! If you only drink shade-grown coffee you’ll be one step closer to safer caffeine levels. Now for those energy drinks, that’s a different story.

To avoid nicotine addiction and its side effects, avoid smoking by burying those coffin nails in the ground. No, really, we love you. Please don’t smoke.

 

4. How To Beat Smoke From Coffee and Cigarettes.

Cigarette smoke contains a chemical called Acrylamide. Studies have shown that extensive exposure to Acrylamide can cause nerve damage, paralysis, and other frightening health problems.

Acrylamide also forms when foods are cooked over 250 degrees fahrenheit (which is why it’s commonly found in potato chips, french fries, and other fried foods).

So what’s this got to do with coffee? Well, many of the coffees you can pick up off of the shelf are stale. The reason for this is the logistics of transporting coffee across the country. Most off the shelf coffees are at a minimum of 3 months old before you even buy them.

To combat this many coffee companies will over-roast or burn their coffees to create a consistent “burnt” taste. And, by over-roasting their coffee – aka burning it! – these companies produce higher than safe amounts of Acrylamide in their coffee.

Here’s what you should do.

Only buy coffee that is super fresh. Look for a roast on date not a best by date. Know how fresh your coffee is. A coffee company with a roast on date has nothing to hide.

The only way to avoid the Acrylamide in cigarette smoke is to avoid smoking these cowboy killers in the first place! No, really, we love you. Please don’t smoke.

Want to try Coffee That’s Actually Good For You?

At Buzzbox Coffee we only roast coffees that are USDA Certified Organic and Shade Grown. And add that to the fact that we roast and ship our coffee directly to you within 48 hours and you’re giving yourself the safest and healthiest coffee around.

 

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