Bean There, Done That

The Coffee Break

“Let’s grab a coffee and go over the details of the plan. “Heard that line before? Or maybe that is one that’s most used by you, since everything seems better over coffee. It’s not the bitter-sweet or chocolate hints in the brew that perks up the casual yet important discussion. Experts have found that coffee stimulates adrenaline, with caffeine taking just 10 minutes to reach the blood. In fact, just inhaling the aroma of coffee can stimulate brain activity.big banner 1200x628px dec18

In the new year, make a resolution to make the coffee break even better with good coffee at work.

The aroma of a fresh brew will score points even with tea drinkers. As for those who love making coffee, here are five coffee facts that will come in handy, from making a cuppa to making conversation.

1) Most coffee is made from the Arabica bean that’s elliptical in shape and larger than the Robusta. Top quality Arabica beans are distinguished by their larger size and refined taste that includes varying bouquets and levels of acidity. The round-shaped Robusta bean is often smaller with slightly bitter tones and double the amount of caffeine compared to the Arabica.

2) Nespresso has a range of one-touch coffee makers suited for the office with a tailored system to suit the needs, from reception to conference room or staff area, with Nespresso Coffee Experts composing unique and complex aromatic and taste profiles for each Grands Crus coffee capsules.

3) The Arabica is self-pollinating plant, so there are fewer variations of the hardy crop. In fact, all Arabica coffee plants in the Caribbean and the Americas come from one plant that was secretly taken from the gardens of King Louis XIV of France.

4) Nespresso Grand Crus capsules come from only the top 1-2 percent of the world’s coffee beans. The beans are specially sourced so as to satisfy the most demanding palate, with Nespresso working closely with farmers using sustainable methods to produce premium beans that are processed naturally, from harvesting by hand to being dried in the sun.

5) Coffee with cream stays warm longer, while coffee with milk will have a milder effect as the coffee (and caffeine) will be absorbed more slowly by the body. So those who like it strong or are in need of a pick-me-up, would be best served with a capsule of Nespresso’s Ristretto Intenso that’s a blend of South and Central American Robustas and Arabica. Also intense but with beautiful notes is the Ristretto Origin India, a Grand Crus blend of Arabica and Robusta from Southern India, that is full-bodied with notes of spices.

Time to treat yourself, and the office, to some great coffee with just one touch.

(Produced in association with Nespresso)

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