I had no idea that coffee is actually good for you, within moderation, of course, like anything else. After watching a medical show a few days ago, I learned that coffee has several health benefits.
1. Coffee slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
2. Coffee can counter cancerous cell damage.
3. Coffee may lower your risk of dementia.
4. Coffee reduces heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
5. Coffee may buffer depression.
But as a 32 year old woman it may come as a surprise that I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. I wanted to start so I tempted Darren with the idea of drinking coffee and he took the bait. He loves researching new products and he was off on a search for the best coffee, coffee makers, and coffee related products.
Ask any coffee connoisseurs and they’ll tell you that in order for coffee beans to develop
their full flavor profile, they must be ground right before coming in contact with hot water. This is where the electric coffee grinder BISTRO comes in and becomes part of the coffee making ritual. Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder is a must have in any coffee lovers collection. The beauty of a burr grinder as apposed to a blade grinder is that it actually crushes the beans rather than slicing them, which allows the flavor profile to remain intact.
Most coffee grinders use plastic containers to receive the ground coffee but plastic and ground coffee don’t go together well (the powder gets statically charged and spills all over the place).The catcher of the BISTRO is made of borosilicate glass, which actually helps eliminate static cling. This and the tight plastic/rubber lid make for an excellent, no-spill coffee grinder. The borosilicate glass container comes with a silicone band to make it slip-proof, an especially important feature when touched with wet hands.
BISTRO is continuously adjustable; twisting the upper bean container determines how finely ground the beans will be.There are several settings, which allow you to grind coarsely for a French press all the way to finely for a cup of espresso.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with my first cup of coffee. The aroma was delightful and it filled the apartment. It reminded me of being a child sitting at the breakfast table with my grandparents while they had their “morning cup” and I ate bacon, eggs, and toast.
I blew away the steam and tried it; my mouth watered with the unique flavor and I wasn’t certain I enjoyed it. I finished the cup without adding cream or sugar.
A few days in, I welcome the taste and look forward to my “morning cup”. It’s something I never thought I’d say, but I’m officially a coffee drinker. Now, to figure out the different kinds, flavors, and what I like in it is another story.
If you’d like to win a Bodum Electric Burr Grinder, click here to enter. (It would make a great Christmas gift)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THE WINNER, RANDY DUBE, HAS BEEN CONTACTED AND WILL RECEIVE A NEW BODUM BISTRO BURR GRINDER! THANKS FOR ENTERING AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS.