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Coffee Science Q&A

From Coffee of Science Information Center

Q: Is coffee bad for your health?

    A: No. Coffee can be part of a healthy balanced diet. There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that a moderate amount of coffee is bad for you.

Q: How do we know that coffee is ‘safe’?

    A: Coffee is one of the most heavily researched commodities in the world today with literally thousands of published studies covering a wide range of topics. The overall conclusion is that coffee drinking is perfectly safe.

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Suggested XPress Recipes

RECIPES FOR XPRESS BY SMARTCUP

RECIPES FOR XPRESS BY SMARTCUP


The following is a baseline for enthusiasts when they are deciding upon the amount of coffee or tea to use. XPress allows for individuals to custom craft their beverage experience based on material and brew time.

XPress Coffee

  • 12 oz Coffee – 11 grams or 1 rounded tablespoon (not heaping) medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 16 oz Coffee – 22 grams or 2 rounded tablespoons (not heaping) medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 20 oz Coffee – 33 gramps or 2 heaping tablespoons medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.

XPress Teas

  • 12 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 1 slightly, rounded tablespoon of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 16 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 2 slightly rounded tablespoons of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 20 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 2 rounded tablespoons of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.

XPress Tea Lattes

  • Black Tea Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • Green Tea Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • Chai Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.

Beansmith Artisan Roasters

Flavored coffees, single-origin and estate coffees, organics and house-blend roasts introduced with XPress Lid by SmartCup
Beansmith Artisan Coffee Roasters introduces their flavored coffees, single-origin and estate coffees, and organics and house -blend roasts with XPress Lid by SmartCup
Auburn, CA – Beansmith Artisan Coffee Roasters of La Vista, NE, utilizes XPress lid by SmartCup, a portable, disposable and recyclable French press, to introduce their flavored coffees, single-origin and estate coffees, and their organics and house-blend roasts to their coffee shop patrons. XPress is the ideal product for roasters to use to showcase their inventory of beans.

The XPress lid places the coffee grounds in direct contact with the brewing water, thus retaining more of the coffee’s flavor and essential oils. These flavors and oils are not available in a traditional cup of coffee as they are trapped in the drip-brew machine’s paper filters. French pressed coffee is noticeably stronger and richer than drip-brewed.

“We have received great feedback from our wholesale clients,” said Chris Smith, President of Beansmith Artisan Coffee Roasters. “Our resellers use XPress to introduce our roasts. This allows their clients to experience the entire flavor profile of our beans, and that means more people are enjoying our premium roasts.”

“We are excited to be working with Beansmith Artisan Coffee Roasters,” said Kent Rhodes, CEO of SmartCup. “They understand the value of using a French press to derive the greatest flavor from their coffees.”

About Beansmith Artisan Coffee Roasters
Beansmith travels to the world’s best growing regions and hand-selects each bean. Beansmith offers Cup-of-Excellence award-winning coffees, as well as premium and specialty coffees. Their dedication and passion for roasting and blending makes their beans unparalleled.

French Press 101
A French press, also known as a press pot, is a simple coffee-brewing device first patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929. A French press requires coffee of a coarser grind than does a drip coffee. Coffee is brewed by placing the coffee and water together, stirring it and leaving to brew for a few minutes, then pressing the plunger to trap the coffee grounds at the bottom of the beaker.

About SmartCup
SmartCup, Inc., manufactures and sells the award-winning XPress lid, the industry’s first disposable French press lid system, to specialty coffee retailers, independent shops, roasters and distributors. Our mission is to bring choice, freshness, customization and a fully portable coffee experience to consumers. SmartCup is located on the web at https://mysmartcup.com/.

Fresh Cup Meets XPress Lid

Fresh Cup Magazine Meets Our Portable French Press

Associate Editor, Dan Leif, and Greg Ingram of Fresh Cup Magazine like what they see with the XPress lid.

Both Dan and Greg were impressed with the function and design of the XPress lid product. They acknowledged that consumers would find this a superior delivery system for premium coffee.
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