Conventional coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. It is steeped in synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. In fact, only an estimated 5 percent of coffees available worldwide today are grown using organic methods, which means 95 percent are treated with pesticides and other chemicals.
These toxins have been shown to wreak havoc on the body. Pesticides have been linked to cancer, developmental disorders, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological effects. Herbicides have been associated with kidney and liver damage, hormonal disruptions and birth defects. There is a strong correlation between fungicides and respiratory problems and liver damage. Insecticides have been associated with neurotoxic effects, and can cause environmental damage by killing nontarget species such as bees and butterflies.
All of which should come as a surprise, since coffee is actually supposed to be good for you! Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help in preventing damage caused by free radicals in the body. It contains several bioactive compounds, including caffeine, chlorogenic acid, and trigonelline, that have shown promising results in improving brain function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
Coffee’s benefits are abundant and potent. It increases dopamine and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters known to boost alertness, mood and physical performance. Coffee lessens the risk of Type 2 diabetes, reduces inflammation and improves insulin sensitivity. It has a protective effect on the liver, limiting the risk of liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. It potentially decreases susceptibility to various types of cancer, including liver, colorectal and prostate cancers, possibly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research conducted in 2018 showed that drinking coffee regularly could lower mortality rates from all causes, including cardiovascular disease and stroke.
At Rahm Roast, we’ve developed a unique and proprietary solution to rinsing our coffee beans, a method which eliminates toxins, bacteria, parasites and heavy metals, and ensures an exceptional taste with each cup. Our trade-secret solution incorporates bioavailable silica, a trace mineral complex, and vitamin C to guarantee the best possible flavor profile and health. Made with organic, fair trade coffee beans from Guatemala and moderate in acidity, Rahm Roast has an aroma of floral and citrus notes. The flavor is delightful and full-bodied, with chocolate, nutty or caramel overtones. Rahm Roast has been deemed excellent, a “specialty” coffee with a cupping score of 84 by coffee evaluators. Created in collaboration with the ROOT Brands, a worldwide health, lifestyle and nutraceutical company that focuses on innovative scientific formulas utilizing quality ingredients, Rahm Roast doesn’t compromise. I am so excited to introduce Rahm Roast as it furthers my initiative to create a healthier, toxin-free environment to better enhance the health and wellness of us all. therootbrands.com/purist