A recent experiment conducted in Costa Rica, has tested whether coffee pulp, a leftover of the coffee growing process, could help bring rainforests back to life.
Researchers covered one parcel of grass with about 20 inches of coffee pulp and left the other untouched. After two years, the plot of land given a boost from coffee showed a dramatic improvement. Eighty percent of the plot was covered by young tree canopy, some trees already 15 feet versus just 20 percent in the untreated plot. In the coffee-fueled plot, trees were also four times taller on average, soil samples were more nutrient-rich, and invasive grasses had been eliminated.
“This really was like a forest on caffeine. I think it’s really promising.” Said the study author, Rebecca Cole.
Read the full coverage by The Telegraph and National Geographic following the links below
A recent study by the British Medical Journal has found that advanced prostate cancer sufferers are 16% less likely to die if they are heavy coffee drinkers. Every cup of coffee could reduce prostate cancer risk by as much as 1%.
Researchers considered data from 16 relevant studies published up until September 2020.
They linked the anti-inflammatory properties of coffee to the improved prognosis of patients and by this metric, it could also reduce the chance of getting the terrible disease altogether.
Find out more about Coffee and Prostate Cancer on the Telegraphs website linked below.
Coffee can help overcome obsessive behavior, study suggests
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Work has started on a new 2500 pallet capacity logistics building on Fengate (Peterborough) as part of Masteroast’s continued growth.
Masteroast Group is one of the largest UK coffee importers and roasters, and is behind many well-known, high quality coffee brands, both in Foodservice and, more recently, main retailers and e-commerce.
This new facility will be operated by its subsidiary, Isurus Fulfilment Ltd, which specialises in business and e-commerce order fulfilment, and already manages in the region of 50,000 orders per month from well-known websites and high street brands.
Isurus Fulfilment Manager Ben Tarratt says:
“We are looking forward to having room to grow and further develop our industry leading warehouse management software systems”.
Masteroast Managing Director, Andy Fawkes, adds:
“Masteroast has become an international company over the last 10 years, trading globally and with its own operation in South America, so it is pleasing to invest further in Peterborough which has been our home now for 30 years”.
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