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The world leadership of the Italian Espresso Coffee

Italian Espresso coffee is appreciated more and more in the world, now also in the new healthy coffees patented by GVM I.E. Co. With a very positive trend Italy has reached the second place among the exporting Countries of roasted coffee.

Espresso Fitness Caffè ® by GVM I.E. has done more famous the "Italian Style coffee" in the world: a careful brewing method, an experienced barista and a healthy mix of vegetal extracts, medicinal herbs, oriental spices and premium coffee, all together allow to get a more healthful and aromatic cup than the normal Espresso. Also in case of other methods of preparation (as the moka pot, the french press, the gold or paper filter, the turkish style, etc.) drinking daily a cup of Fitness Coffee it is always a delicious and healthier new habit.

Your cup of health: Fitness Coffee®

Loving so much the coffee world, we've picked up here some notes to know better your "healthy black drink"

We would in fact to spread a deeper culture on this so beloved drink and particularly on the italian Espresso, precious ambassador of the Italian food culture all over world. In the Fitness Caffè Antioxidant™, containing medicinal herbs and spices scientifically famous for their salutary effects, the properties of the coffee become much more healthy getting you a better wellness and shape.

A short summary of the healthy benefits of your coffee cups

In large studies (as i.e. by Tomas DePaulis, PhD, research scientist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville) "coffee is far more beneficial than it is harmful," says Tomas DePaulis, which conducts its own research and tracks coffee studies around the globe. For most individuals, studies show that very little bad comes from drinking coffee, but a lot of good.

1) At least 6 studies (Leitzmann, M. The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 1999, vol 281; pp 2106-2122) indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have up to 80% lower risks of developing Parkinson's disease, with 3 of those studies indicating that the more coffee they drink, the lower the risk.

2) Other studies indicate that, compared to not drinking coffee, drinking at least 2 cups per day can lead to a 25% lower risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in the risk of liver cirrhosis (especially alcoholic cirrhosis) and nearly 50% the risk of gallstones.

3) Some researchers believe another compound called "trigonelline" - which gives coffee its bitter taste and its aroma - may be responsible for giving coffee both anti-adhesive and antibacterial properties which help prevent dental cavities from forming in both men and women.

4) A prospective study as part of the US Nurses Health Study found that moderate consumption of coffee may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in younger and middle aged women.

5) Coffee is rich in antioxidants like chlorogenic acid and melanoidins that prevent oxidation, a process that causes damage to cells and contributes to aging.

6) Caffeine is a well-known stimulant. Coffee promotes alertness and attention.

7) Coffee contains theophylline, an old asthma medication. Caffeine can open airways and improve asthma symptoms

8) Coffee lowers the risk of kidney stones formation, increasing the urine volume and preventing the crystallization of calcium oxalate, the most common component of the kidney stones.

Brief history of the "black drink"

The "black drink" more beloved in the world is gotten by a plant of the family of the Rubiacees and the kind Coffea that understands numerous kinds.
Only the kinds Arabica and Robusta have economic value and they are cultivated in the principal coffee manufacturing Countries. COFFEA ARABICA: qualitatively it is among the best coffees and it represents around the 70% of the world production. The grains are small, of lengthened form and flattened, of a beautiful green/blue color. Contrarily of the Canephora Robusta, more resistant to the illnesses, the Arabic one is a fragile plant that grows only in altitude. These characteristics are at the base of its qualitative superiority: greater it is the altitude, they mature anymore more slowly the fruits and so much the drink it is rich of aromatic mixtures and of way of caffeine less elevated than that of the Robusta one (1,1-1,7%). COFFEA CANEPHORA or ROBUSTA: the Robusta one is a variety of the Coffea canephora but the definition "Robusta" has entered in the common use to point out the varieties of different coffee from the Arabic one. The grains are round from the irregular central cut: the color is green/yellow, quantitatively allow greater outputs and inferior quality slightly to the Arabic one, in comparison to which it has a more rapid growth and a more elevated content of caffeine (2 - 4,5%). The Robusta quality represents around a quarter of the world production and the production is assembled especially in the African continent.
From the mature fruits (in slang "cherries") green coffee prepares him with a series of procedures aimed to separate the grains from the fruit that it winds them and to dry them to allow the maintenance and the following roaster. Two methods exist for the preparation of the raw coffee: for by shoal, for by damp. The coffee gotten for by shoal natural coffee is denominated, while that gotten for by damp washed coffee is denominated. The stimulating effects of the caffeine-the principal present alkaloid in the coffee-they have been being known for a long time and it has been verified that the substance is not dangerous for the health, unless is not assumed to very elevated doses. On the contrary, the medical science has not put never in discussion the therapeutic value of the caffeine, to which recent studies have recognized various healthy benefits (for more information: scientific news ).
The Robusta quality contains a greater percentage of caffeine in comparison to the Arabic one (2-4,5% against 1,1-1,7%). In the Fitness Caffè® we use a mixture with the maximum percentage of Arabic and a small percentage of Strong (necessary to give more tone and body to the final beverage): the content of caffeine therefore is ideal to exalt the salutary properties and the superior taste of the drink that is really unique and innovative. The best method to brew the Fitness Coffee is the italian style Espresso, it is this in fact the method of extraction that produces coffee with the lowest percentage of caffeine, because the little quantity of water used for the preparation quickly passes through the mixture, freeing a low quantity of the substance but also the whole harmonic and splendid "bouquet" of the sixteen medicinal herbs and spices (for other methods see: preparation of Fitness Coffee

The best coffee "cru" (more in Espresso Prima Classe™ Website)

Here are listed some "cru" of the best coffee origins.

• Jamaica Blue Mountain: considered worldwide the top cru, very sweet, aromatic, pleasantly acid and from the sign of chocolate, is the most expensive coffee.

• Coast Rica Tarrazu, Tres Rios: here a good body and a harmonic aroma are melted, sour and rather strong coffee in their essence.

• Guatemala: regions of Antigua and Coban are origins of this magnificent and complete "cru", spiced or yielded or to the taste of cocoa, acids and often strong.

• Kenya AA: the "cru" more yielded and acid that exists, to taste pure for an intense coffee, unique, alternative.

• Ethiopia Limu: one of the three extraordinary Moka washed of Ethiopia, the coffee with the lowest percentage of caffeine to the world, together sweet and rich in aroma.

• Ethiopia Sidamo: a good Moka washed of Ethiopia with small grains, sweet, with floral aroma, slightly acid. very poor in caffeine.

• Sigri New Guinea: one of the best coffees worldwide, it is born by the plants of Blue Mountain, it gives a complete cup, rich in body and in aroma, sweet, from the balanced acidity and from the sign of chocolate.

• Colombia Medellin Supreme: the best denomination from Colombia from which a sweet and perfumed coffee can be brewed.

The Arabs in the past centuries used so much coffee that the Christian church denounced coffee as "the hellish black brew." But Pope Clement VIII found it so great tasting that he baptized it and made it a Christian beverage saying "coffee is so delicious it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it.

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