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Grinding Frozen Coffee, Milk Reduces Inflammation, and Foreign Exchange Coffee Pricing

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A single coffee bean frozen in ice.
Christopher C. Feb 13, 2023
  • Does grinding frozen coffee damage your grinder?

    By Thomas Wensma for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Ultimately, when freely exposed to [environmental factors, such as heat, light, moisture, and oxygen], coffee loses its distinctive flavours and aromas more quickly, eventually becoming flat-tasting and stale. However, it’s been impossible to ignore the growing number of coffee shops, roasters, and even consumers who have started to freeze their roasted coffee.”

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  • Study Finds Coffee with Milk May Increase Anti-Inflammatory Effect

    By Daily Coffee News Staff for Roast Magazine

    “’In the study, we show that as a polyphenol reacts with an amino acid, its inhibitory effect on inflammation in immune cells is enhanced,’ University of Copenhagen professor and study author Marianne Nissen Lund said in an announcement of the findings. ‘As such, it is clearly imaginable that this cocktail could also have a beneficial effect on inflammation in humans.’”

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  • How does foreign exchange affect the price of coffee?

    By Ross Hindle for Perfect Daily Grind

    “A producer is likely to be paid in their local currency, such as the Colombian peso or Ethiopian birr, for example. Traders are likely to sell coffee to exporters in US dollars, while roasters will purchase coffee using their local currency – which can range from the euro to Japanese yen to the British pound. […] Similar to how traders hedge coffee prices in the C market, traders can also hedge currency by buying forward contracts using specific currencies. These strategies allow importers, larger producers, and roasters to hedge against exchange rates which significantly change between two currencies.”

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