THECoffee is considered by many to be the ingredient essential to start the day well. But if everyone, or almost everyone, drinks it for breakfast, throughout the day the number of coffees varies from person to person. There are those who remain at one level, those who stop at two, those who even get to consume six. Won’t they hurt?

    Coffee extends life

    It is often said that Italians consume too much caffeine and that this can pose a health hazard. Yet a research just published onEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology and conducted by Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute of Melbourneseems to affirm that drinking coffee is not alone reduces the chances of developing cardiovascular diseasebut contributes to lengthen life.

    The study, which lasted 12 and a half years, involved a sample of 449,563 people between 40 and 69, mostly women (55.3%). No participant had particular cardiovascular problems. Each was asked what type of coffee used to drink between soluble, ground or decaffeinatedAnd how many cups consumed throughout the day.

    Help for the heart

    Two or three cups a day were associated not only with a reduction in deaths, but also with a decrease in cardiovascular disease. In this large observational study, ground, instant, and decaf were associated with reductions equivalent in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or from any cause. The results suggest that themild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaf coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle. Our results indicate that drinking modest amounts of coffee of all types should not be discouragedbut it can be appreciated as a behavior healthy for the heart», Underlines the Professor Peter Kistler of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, among the authors of the study.

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    How to prepare the perfect mocha

    «Homemade coffee for us Italians it is a ritual through which we express our sense of welcome and hospitality. It starts the day, ends a meal and it’s a pleasant break to share with friends, ”he says Antonia Trucillothird generation of the homonymous roasting company appreciated in 40 countries around the world, as well as one of the youngest Q Graders in Italy and responsible forTrucillo Coffee Academy. But how to prepare the perfect mocha? «First of all we must add water in the boiler of the mocha up to the middle of the valve. A scale should then be used to add every 100 grams of water, 10 grams of mixture. This should not be pressed, nor should the “mounds” be made. It is simply necessary level the coffee inside the filter with gentle movementsContinues the expert.

    The coffee ritual

    “When putting the machine on the fire, keep the flap open to avoid overheating the brewing chamber. When the first drops appear, slightly lower the flame. This will make the extraction more delicate. Remove the mocha from the heat when it is halfway throughthat is, just before the gurgling. Before serving, with the teaspoon turn in order to homogenize the aromas. The choice of the cup is also important to make the moment of tasting a complete sensory experience, in which combine grace and taste and seal the pact between beautiful and good. Coffee is first a plant and then a fruit.

    The bond with the land and the hands of farmers is indissoluble. The supply chain is long, the road to coffee before becoming the espresso at the bar or the mocha in the morning is far away and to fully understand it, it must be experienced firsthand ”, concludes Antonia Trucillo.