Raw coffee or roasted coffee alternative?
- As green coffee or raw beans, the coffee is called before roasting.
- You can grind them and brew as coffee.
- It is less popular to drink due to the sour taste and notes of grassland, hay and young peas.
- But, the non-roasted coffee contains not only vitamin B1 and C which are destroyed during roasting, but also caffeine and 7 % chlorogenic acids, which are degraded during roasting.
- Chlorogenic acid is antioxidant and protects the cells from free radicals.
- One study confirmed weight-reducing properties that triggered a green coffee boom.
- Even if there are now disagreeable studies, there should be a positive effect on the metabolism and inhibit the build-up of fat deposits in the body.
- Other health-promoting effects are also attributed to the acid: positive effects on diabetes and on blood fat and liver values, blood pressure and the counteracting of Alzheimer’s.
- So do not be surprised if you find green coffee as an extract in capsule or powder form.
- However, just brew it 😉
- Add 10 g of ground green coffee to a cup and pour over 200 ml of hot filtered water (approx. 90 °C).
- Leave it 6-10 min. Then filter the brew through a fine sieve.
- Before serving, it can be refined with sugar, honey or cardamom according to taste.
Caution! Raw beans are harder than roasted ones and can damage the grinder of your mill – so here is a list of ground coffee.