About Coffee

All About Coffee: Roasting, Varieties, and More

About Single Serve Cups
"Portion Packs" is the new industry name for Single Serve Cups. These Portion Packs are built to brew in any Single Cup Compatible brewers.  Brew a great cup of coffee or tea (including flavors and decaf) with the push of a button within 60 seconds or less. Who says it isn't easy being perfect? The single cup portion packs design protects the coffee from moisture, oxygen and light so you get a great cup of coffee, cocoa or tea every time!

About Roasting Your Coffee
From Farm to Fresh roasting! We have the ability to customize your coffee exactly to your roast desire to not only get you the FRESHEST coffee, but also coffee you know you will enjoy!

Raw coffee has no taste; it is up to the roasting process to give the coffee beans their characteristic flavor. During this process, raw coffees from various countries of origin and of different types blend are mixed together and roasted at temperatures of over 500° Fahrenheit. Sugar and other carbohydrates are caramelized (like roasting a marshmallow), and the beans change their color from green to golden brown and their weight decreases about 15% to 20% while their volume increases by approximately 60%. Many known substances in the beans and even more unknown substances are destroyed, converted or created during roasting process

Caffeine
Caffeine is a purine alkaloid and an energizing component of foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, cola drinks, mate, guarana, energy drinks and chocolate. It is one of the oldest and most effective stimulants, and one of the most compatible with the human body. 200 milliliters of drip coffee contains about 140 milligrams of caffeine, while the same amount of tea contains approximately 80. Caffeine is just one of 1,000 different substances found in coffee.

Here's the approximate caffeine content in your average 8 oz mug of coffee and other beverages:

 

Regular Brewed coffee 135-150 mg
Instant Coffee 76-106 mg
Instant Decaf Coffee 5 mg
Decaf Coffee 3 mg
Green Tea 30 mg
Tea 43 mg
Espresso Shot ( 1 oz ) 30-50 mg
Energy Drink 50-200 mg
Cola Drink 36-46 mg
Hot Chocolate 5 mg

 

Target group
Coffee was once the drink of the middle classes. Coffee drinkers were level-headed thinkers – a state of mind compatible with bourgeois virtues such as industriousness and abstinence. In contrast, the nobility preferred a life of sweet idleness – better suited to drinking cocoa. Today, however, coffee is enjoyed by all social classes.

Constituents
The coffee bean’s most important constituents include carbohydrates, fat, water, proteins, plant acids and alkaloids such as caffeine, minerals and aromatic substances. The proportions of these substances vary, depending on whether they are measured in the raw beans, roasted coffee or finished drink. The composition and amounts of the individual substances also vary according to the type and variety of coffee plant. In addition, their characteristics are influenced by growing factors such as soil quality, climate and type of cultivation, as well as processing methods and, in particular, by roasting.

Botany
Experts have categorized 80 different types of plants, although only two of them are of commercial importance. 75 percent of all coffee produced comes from Coffee Arabica bushes (highland coffee), the rest from Coffee Robusta plants (lowland coffee). On average, one plant produces five kilograms of fruit per year. Less than one kilogram of coffee remains after processing, however.


Nutritionally speaking, brewed coffee is pretty much inert.
Coffee has virtually no calories or fats, no carbohydrates, no sodium, and no cholesterol. If it were required to carry a nutritional product label, that label would consist mostly of a lot of zeros. (In fact, coffee is exempt from federal food label programs precisely because it has zero nutritive value.) That said, coffee does offer a number of trace minerals (Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese) and is a good source of Potassium, Pantothenic Acid and Riboflavin. A 6 ounce cup of brewed coffee may contain 2 to 4 milligrams of Sodium, mostly from the water used to brew the coffee and not the coffee, itself.

Flavored Coffee
Our flavored coffees are likewise free of calories and carbs. Our flavored coffees have no additional nutritional impact. We add no sugars or sweeteners of any kind. So while our flavors may taste indulgent, they're absolutely guilt-free.

Certified cRc-Kosher

Watch for the "K" symbol on all of our product listings. This indicates that these products are certified Kosher by a certified Rabbinical Coordinator. Please reach out to cs@coffeeicon.com for additional questions or information regarding Kosher certified products - we are happy to assist!