Drink it in a latte. Pour it over ice. Taste it in a tiramisu. Sip it from an espresso martini. Blend it in a green smoothie. Coffee in a smoothie?
We aren’t joking: try adding some coffee to your morning smoothie with green coffee extract. Trust us, by the time you’ve reached the end of this article you’ll be green with envy if you haven’t grabbed yourself some of this bad boy.
What is the color of a coffee bean? If you answered brown, the joke's on you. Prior to roasting (or processing), the humble coffee bean is actually green.
Coffee beans are roasted to produce the coffee bean that we use for our daily latte. The roasting process alters the bean’s taste, aroma, and color. It also alters the bean’s chemical structure and nutrient concentration. This means that the health benefits associated with drinking coffee and consuming green coffee bean extract, are quite different.
In particular, chlorogenic acid and caffeine are responsible for the green coffee bean’s health food status.
Chlorogenic acid is an antioxidant. It’s good for you. And, surprise: there’s more chlorogenic acid in green coffee beans than the roasted variety (which is lost during the roasting process). The body quickly absorbs and metabolizes chlorogenic acid, meaning our bod