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Coffee, that nectar of the gods that I sometimes refer to as Jehovah Java, deserves a proper set up. It’s not hard to make a perfect cup, but I get this question often enough to warrant a review.

It starts with fresh roasted specialty quality (not commercial quality or even premium) beans…something we specialize in. But you probably are tired of me saying that. And you might suspect me of tooting my own horn.

So, here’s a recent article found on Yahoo Shine that is pretty much on the money. Yes, it starts with freshly roasted coffee beans….(more) 9 Rules for a Perfect Cup of Coffee, by Jessie Price, deputy editor of food for Eating Well Magazine.

So… what rules does your kitchen god have for coffee?

Read the recent article at Life Extension Magazine on “Coffee’s Unique Health Benefits.” As mentioned in my previous post, 129 sources and studies back up this article.

And because it is clear from the article (and other studies I have read) that drinking more coffee clearly results in more benefits and protection, I am biting the bullet. I am drinking more coffee!

I have already given up on sodas. Not only are they a leading cause of diabetes, tooth decay and more, Devils Delight tastes so much better!  Tea is good, too, but less satisfying than a full flavored cup of joe. (“Joe-va-java” is my pre-caffeinated way of asking for  “Jehovah Java”). Beer and wine are okay, but they make me sleepy, even in moderation.

Relax, my friends. Bite the coffee bullet. Drink more coffee and stay healthy without even trying.

Life Extension Magazine (January 2012)  published an astoundingly researched article on “Coffee’s Unique Health Benefits.” Citing 129 sources and studies, this article is crammed with coffee health facts and stated, “coffee is the greatest source of antioxidants in the American diet.”

In these studies, we can see that higher volumes of coffee than average (3.1 cups per day) “can help prevent most major killers, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and Alzheimer’s.” Many other studies have shown that the common fears about excess coffee consumption are invalid. So, more coffee is better.

While coffee’s many health benefits are no longer in scientific dispute, scientists have yet to study the majority of the over 1,000 phytochemicals contained in the coffee bean. Talk about antioxidant concentrate! Coffee is no snake oil remedy; it’s just plainly an unsurpassed preventative.

According to “Coffee’s Unique Health Benefits,” those drinking four cups of coffee a day exhibited 84% lower risk of cirrhosis and those drinking five cups of coffee a day began to reverse (yes, reverse) Alzheimer’s damage in five weeks. For diabetes risk, it drops 13% with one cup of coffee a day, 47% with four cups a day and 67% with twelve cups a day. Listen up, CocaCola and Pepsico! The coffee bean has crushed the cola nut.

These studies could be simple rationales for our favorite healthy habit, or they could be confirming what our bodies have been telling us for a long time. Coffee is so good…it must be wicked good.

 

Even the darkest soul will be thrilled with a gift from Wicked Coffees. (He, she or it may not tell you that they enjoy looking into a reflection of their dark recesses and may only give a “humbug” grunt, but rest assured. He, she or it will find a good use for Wicked.)

Visit our new holiday offers page. Grin and bear greetings with wicked glee.

Wicked Manic Mocha containerMillie’s Gelato, owned by Chef Susan Sbicca, launched the debut of Wicked Manic Mocha flavor on Sunday, October 30th, 2011. The delicious frozen dessert is one of many custom, handcrafted gelatos featured by the local chef at San Diego farmers markets.

Pumpkin Caramel, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl and Lemon Raspberry gelatos also made the day a lot sweeter. Wicked Manic Mocha is flavored with Devils Delight and is a flavor hit, just like Susan’s other amazing food creations.

See our post about Susan, get a link to her web page and facebook page to stay updated.

Now available for evening and midnight satisfaction, as “Wicked Midnight Madness” made with Disciples Decaf!
 

More San Diego markets are wanting to feature Wicked Coffees. Visit Lillianna’s Delices Tuesdays in Mira Mesa, Wednesdays in Santee, Thursdays at UTC, Fridays at Kearney Mesa and Mission Hills, Saturdays at Golden Hills.  Ben the proprieter of Lillianna’s Delices  shares his love of French Moroccan food at these farmers markets as well as his favorite Wicked Coffees. Give Ben a wicked hug!

Congratulations to Wicked Coffees rewards cards holders. Sunday Oct 24th, Annie (who favors Organic Disciple) and Stephanie (who weekly buys a package of Jehovah Java) turned in their rewards cards to receive a free bag of coffee. It’s easy for locals to bring their rewards card and have it validated each time they buy one of our fresh roasted coffees at either the Saturday Carlsbad Farmer’s Market or the Sunday Leucadia Farmer’s Market. After ten purchases, they qualified for a free 12 oz bag of their favorite…or something new. Annie chose a bag of “Hell Fire.” Thanks for your support!

People have often commented that Devils Delight double dark roast with cream and sugar tastes very similar to exceptional coffee flavor of  Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream. Well, look over your shoulder, Haagen Dazs… you have met your match: Wicked Manic Mocha Gelato by chef Susan Sbicca of Millie’s Gelato.

Susan is using Devils Delight with dark chocolate in her delicious vegan gelato. This is serious flavor: dark chocolate and dark roast coffee, frozen and hand crafted with almond milk and sweetened with agave.

Now you want to know where you can get this frozen delight that actually has a gelato’s chance in hell. Both Wicked Coffees and Millie’s Gelato are found weekly at the Leucadia Farmer’s market. (Sundays 10AM to 2 PM). Millie’s Gelato is also featured at Mission Hills Farmer’s Market. There is no need to bring a cooler with you to the farmers market. Susan will wrap yours in a heavy paper bag with some dry ice so you can share it at home.

For more information and a personal contact, visit Susan’s facebook page. Her upcoming website will have online ordering, FAQ’s and more.

 

It is true. Coffee is not all bad. Some is even wicked good.

Again it has been confirmed that coffee in general has healthy side effects. Me? I just drink it for the excellent flavor. But it is nice to know that my body has been telling me the truth.

Coffee is high in antioxidants. It relieves headaches. Coffee is good for the liver. It reduces our chance of stroke. Coffee helps regulate blood sugar and boosts our brain power.

Read a recently posted article for more details.’, ‘Coffee makes for healthy citizens’