With its powerful healing properties, turmeric is widely regarded as the rising star of modern natural medicine.
Coffee is, hands down, the most celebrated drink in the world. It’s also the most collaborated beverage: decades of mash-up with other culinary essentials such as milk, chocolate, or cream. We’ve seen the unicorn latte, glitter coffee, and recent crazes like the Dalgona and the butter coffee. Other coffee discoveries are the broccoli coffee and mushroom coffee which gets everybody curious.
So, what’s the next mashup in java town?
No doubt, you can do a lot of stuff with your java cup. Freshly-brewed ideas (pun intended) from the world’s biggest roasters make up for the multi-billion dollar coffee industry. And since the discovery of the cannabis-infused latte, people are hypothesizing what will come out next from the roaster.
Well, you came to the right place. Meet turmeric coffee.
The Power of Turmeric
Turmeric, for all its oriental glory, is a fairly common spice in the Far East. Used in India and Southeast Asia for centuries, turmeric is a superfood—just like your countertop Arabica beans. It has amazing medical properties that helped Asians fight off illnesses when oral aspirins or powerful antibiotics were not yet around. Here are some of the health benefits of this curry-ish wonder powder:
- Helps arthritis and joint pain – turmeric consistently reduces arthritis symptoms and may serve as an excellent complementary treatment for joint pain
- Reduces chronic inflammation – turmeric helps in reducing oxidative stress, a process linked to low-grade inflammation which can lead to health problems if it becomes chronic
- Promotes weight loss – turmeric increases insulin sensitivity, regulates lipid metabolism, and suppresses multiple processes linked to the growth of adipose tissue, commonly known as fat
- Improves skin health – our all-important skin benefits from turmeric by enhancing collagen synthesis and significantly boosting up tissue repair
- Helps in blood-thinning – turmeric extract directly impacts several stages of the coagulation process, or the solidification of blood, including thrombosis (blood clotting) and hemostasis
- Excellent disease combatant – due to its potent antioxidant properties, turmeric is proven effective in fighting against cancers, diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer’s and other diseases
- Enhances brain function – research shows that powerful antioxidants such as curcumin found in turmeric enhance DHA synthesis which is critical for brain health
- Improves allergies and asthma – the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can help fight off allergy-related symptoms and decrease the likelihood of asthma attacks
- Detoxifies liver – turmeric aids in stimulating bile production and release from the gall bladder, effectively detoxifying the liver and eliminating unwanted waste from the body
- Aids in managing headaches and migraines – turmeric appears to have painkilling properties due to it being a powerful antioxidant, directly inhibiting oxidative stress in the body
Coffee and Turmeric—A Potent Mix
The turmeric coffee trend is not new. Baristas from all over the world have been experimenting with the mix for quite a while. Recipes and taste vary, but if you want to get the total health package, you’re going to need a full teaspoon of the spice in your morning coffee. To counter the strong taste of the turmeric, serve your coffee with ground ginger or orange zest for a citrusy twist.
Alas! Christopher Bean’s incredible coffee blends work amazingly well with turmeric powder. The spice greatly enhances the natural flavor of our coffees, plus all the health benefits that come with it. Hence its newfound popularity in other beverages like chocolate, milk, and yes, coffee.
Christopher Bean Coffee promotes holistic living by infusing different superfoods, such as coffee and turmeric, to maximize their effects. To learn more about the proven benefits of turmeric curcumin, read this informative article by Lyfe Botanicals.