Organic, fair trade coffee that boosts your immune system, costs less than gourmet brands, and – get this – tastes good!
NutriCafe coffee is made from 100% organic, fair trade Mexican coffee beans. This means that the coffee was grown without pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, the growers were fairly compensated for their product, and the plants were grown in harmony with the existing forest canopy. These Arabica shade-grown beans are then roasted to a Vienna roast, a deep milk chocolate color with a wonderful aroma.
Arabica beans naturally contain about half as much caffeine as the commercially available coffees and the NutriCafe infusion process produces a coffee with less acid (important for acid reflux sufferers).
The beans are then infused with a blend of herbal extracts known for enhancing immune response and physical stamina (more on that in a minute). NutriCafe has developed a process by which they can infuse the organic extracts into the whole beans without altering the flavor.
The claim is that the coffee boosts your immune system and enhances your energy levels with half the caffeine, half the acid, and no coffee jitters.
No way was I buying this (literally or figuratively). No one coffee could be all of these things.
Then I did the research, and a couple of the compounds they are infusing the coffee with are recognized by the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Moore’s Cancer Center (University of California Medical Center at San Diego). The other two herbs have been used medicinally for centuries as immune-system boosters and natural energy enhancers.
Cordyceps sinensis has been used for hundreds of years due to its antioxidant and energy and performance enhancing properties.
Coriolis versicolor is recognized by the Moore’s Cancer Center as a complementary and alternative therapy for cancer patients, due to it’s antimicrobial, antiviral and antitumor properties.
Ganoderma lucidum (reishi mushrooms) have been used for centuries as an herbal remedy that is good for whatever ails you.
Agaricus blazei is recognized by the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as having anti-cancer, anti-tumor and immune-boosting properties.
NutriCafe coffee contains100 mg of herbal compound per ounce of beans; despite having half the caffeine, NutriCafe claims you get an even better energy boost (than with fully-caffeinated coffee) due to the herbal infusion (more on this in a minute).
It must taste bad.
Dave and Leigh Davis kindly offered me a cup of coffee one morning so that I could try the EnerFood organic powdered coconut milk. Tasting the coffee before adding the coconut milk, I was surprised at its smoothness, and yet this was a very flavorful coffee. I got the usual wake-me-up effect from the coffee as well, and I was very surprised to find out that it was in fact NutriCafe.
It must be unaffordable.
Nope. Cheaper than the trendy coffeehouse coffees at 12.99 per “pound” (coffee pounds being 12 oz of course).
Go figure. I have no idea how they can do all this for that price, but I highly recommend this coffee – it’s good for the grower, good for the environment, and good for you (and it tastes terrific!).
NutriCafe coffee is available at Liberty Market. Stop by Liberty Market on Saturdays from 9-5 and Mondays 5-9 and pick up a pound of NutriCafe coffee (and some of that powdered coconut milk to go in it).
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