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Coffee Can Help You Live Longer, Attending Coffee Competitions, and Kenyan Coffee Reform

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Christopher C. Oct 17, 2022
  • Coffee drinking is associated with increased longevity

    By The European Society of Cardiology

    “‘In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,’ said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.”

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  • Why Attending Coffee Competitions Is Worth It

    By Tanya Nanetti for Barista Magazine Online

    “From fun events like latte art throwdowns to specific brand competitions (such as those for AeroPress and Comandante) to highly professional championships like those organized by the Specialty Coffee Association or the famous Coffee Masters, there’s always some cool event a coffee lover can attend. But what are some good reasons for participating in a coffee competition? And is there a wrong reason?”

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  • Why are people calling for reform in Kenyan coffee production?

    By Peter Gakuo for Perfect Daily Grind

    “[Kenya’s] coffee production has been steadily declining since the 1990s for a number of reasons. These include a widening generational gap in coffee farming and the increasing prevalence of several pests and diseases. Some coffee professionals believe that for Kenyan coffee production to return to its former heights, however, change must occur at a policy level. Some steps have already been taken to change the structure of the country’s coffee sector – most notably the country’s Coffee Bill 2021.”

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