Coffee has become a nutritious drink among the forecasts for 2018. The combination of this product with superfoods is among the most requested searches on social networks. Pinterest, for example, published that the set of words ‘healthy coffee’ increased by 218% in 2017, so a boom in consumption is expected.
In this coincides the list of products that will be trend according to the supermarket chain Whole Foods. The company specializing in organic foods considers mushrooms, cocoa and protein powders as companions of cold coffees. Coffee alone, in fact, is a healthy food.
Felipe Cisneros, owner of Café Traviesa, considers it important to emphasize that if the coffee bean has received a process of cultivation, roasting and proper extraction, it will result in a nutritious and pleasant drink to the palate. Coffee is known for its antioxidant properties and as a stimulant of the nervous system. The combinations can increase your benefits; For example, the Andean maca is an energetic and multivitamin reconstituent that can be incorporated into this drink.
Maca is a tuber whose root is dried and pulverized to be diluted with any liquid. The combination of a cold ‘frappé’ style coffee with almond, coconut milk and maca gives a delicate drink. A mixture of coffee husk with guayusa has been one of Cisneros’ flagship drinks. The flavors of each ingredient are amalgamated through the infusion, which results in a light preparation of fruit and herbal tones whose bitterness is neutralized with panela. The Amazon leaf is a natural energizer and is also used to stimulate digestion, to eliminate heaviness and fight phlegm
Cisneros advises coconut milk and panela as two healthy alternatives to refined sugar. In addition, these ingredients help to highlight the natural tones of coffee. He considers it important to verify the origin of the same to guarantee its quality. Also, you should take into account the variety of it, since that will give a tonality stronger or lighter to the final drink.
The Amazonian leaf combines ideally with coffee husks. In tea it is allowed to extract the properties of both ingredients.
Coffee with maca root includes ice, coffee, coconut milk and ground almonds. Beat or blend to give the impression of layers.
Coffee combined with cardamom powder adds aroma to the drink, helps the digestive system and neutralizes heartburn. (I)