One of the best parts of waking up is enjoying a nice cup of coffee to start the day. So what if I were to tell you that you can enjoy that daily cup of coffee, improve your overall health, and increase your lifespan all at the same time! All you have to do is switch out your typical Dunkin Donuts or Folgers coffee for delicious Greek coffee.
Greek Coffee vs. Other Coffees
The main difference between Greek coffee and regular coffee is the way it is prepared. Greek coffee is not brewed like others; instead, it is boiled. Because it is boiled rather than brewed, allowing for more nutrients, antioxidants, and health-boosting compounds to be extracted from the coffee bean. The process of boiling the coffee also creates a foam called kaimaki that adds a wonderful creaminess to each cup of coffee.
Health Benefits of Greek Coffee
Many studies from doctors and other professionals have shown that Greek coffee has many health benefits because of the way it is prepared. The main benefit prominently found is better cardiovascular health compared to those who either don’t drink coffee at all or people who drink other coffees. Greek coffee contains a moderate amount of caffeine which is much less than many different coffees out there. Drinking too much caffeine can start having adverse effects on the body. Greek coffee also contains an abundance of chlorogenic acid, lipid-soluble substances, and other compounds that helps protect the body from heart disease. Drinking Greek coffee regularly helps reduce inflammation that can occur in blood vessels which allows blood to flow regularly which ultimately prevents build-up within blood vessels and arteries. In addition to the cardiovascular benefits, Greek coffee also speeds up a body’s metabolism by around 15% temporarily and lowers the risk of diabetes.
How to Drink Greek Coffee
In Greece, coffee is actually a social drink, and the way it is consumed is a large part of Greek culture. Greek coffee is consumed typically in social gatherings leisurely. Each cup of coffee should take time to drink and enjoy. One reason for this is just to relax and enjoy socializing with others, but another reason is that Greek coffee needs time for the grounds to settle at the bottom of the cup. If the grounds haven’t settled at the bottom, the coffee will be fairly unpleasant to drink.
Authentic Greek Marketplace and Restaurant
If you are interested in boosting your health while enjoying delicious traditional coffee, come by Yoleni’s marketplace in Providence, RI. Our marketplace offers a variety of different items from traditional Greek cuisine, including Greek coffee. Visit our website to order online or come by our marketplace and restaurant!