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Green coffee beans and the new home roasting trend!

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Call it a fad, a movement or the next big thing as you wish. Whatever you call it, the world’s collective interest in green coffee beans is growing like never before!

But here’s the thing. Given that you can easily pick up glorious, fresh-roasted coffee beans that are ready to get busy with, what’s the point in purchasing the green stuff?

Are there any real benefits to green coffee beans? Or is it simply another fad with no real traction?

Home Roasting

The answer…well, it all depends on who you ask! But the way we see it, there’s one huge advantage of getting into the whole green-bean-scene:

Roasting your own!

Why roast your own coffee beans? For one thing, the satisfaction of home-roasting really does take some beating. Simply knowing you played a key role in making that gorgeous cup come to fruition is satisfying to say the least. What’s more, you also get to experiment with roasting times, temperatures and so on. Modifications of which adding up to wholly different flavour profiles.

In addition, it’s worth remembering that coffee beans begin to lose their quality and integrity the moment they’re roasted. Hence the importance of buying beans that are roasted to order, or at least roasted as shortly as possible before being sold. But then again, if you can go ahead and roast your own, you’re technically in for the freshest beans and brew imaginable!

Last but not least, there’s so much to be said for the incredible aromas created when going about the home-roasting process. Anyone with a taste for coffee will find the aromas of roasting green coffee beans no less than intoxicating. You’ll need to be careful not to get carried away, but get it right and you’re in for the treat to end all treats!

Health Benefits

Of course, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that all manner of claims have been made over recent months, with regard to the supposed health benefits of green coffee beans. Which is precisely why they’ve been making their way into a growing number of health supplements and lifestyle products in general.

Once again highlighting the true wonder that is coffee in general, research has linked unroasted, raw coffee beans in particular with the following health benefits:

  • High antioxidant content for wide-reaching health benefits
  • Metabolism-boosting properties for more effective digestion and weight control
  • Assistance with burning excess fat and losing weight
  • Cholesterol reduction and improved overall circulation
  • A safe, all-natural energy-boost where required

Of course, opinions as to the value of green coffee beans supplements vary – given that most of these properties remain present in roasted and prepared coffee. In fact, experts recently advised the public in general to consider upping their daily coffee uptake to FIVE cups – such are the apparent health benefits of doing so.

And there you have it: a variety of reasons why green coffee beans may or may not be a fad. But as always, the only way to find out for sure what all the fuss is about is to give them a try for yourself!

Particularly the home-roasting part…so much fun if you have a bit of time to dedicate to it!

Hayman brings you the best specialty coffees, such as the world-famous Jamaican Blue Mountain coffeeHawaii Kona coffee, and Geisha coffee, now also available as green coffee beans for use with your home coffee roaster -  visit Hayman and place your order today!

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