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Understanding Sugar - Maltodextrin

Understanding Sugar - Maltodextrin

If you haven't yet be sure to read our article here about Dextrose. In that article we talk a lot about the basics of sugars we won't repeat here.  What is Maltodextrin Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that is made from corn, rice or potato starch, however it's molecular chain is shorter than other complex carbs. This allows the maltodextrin to be passed through the stomach into the bloodstream like dextrose\glucose. Before the glucose molecules can be broken down by the cell, the maltodextrin must pass through the liver for the glucose bonds to be broken down. This creates a...

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Cycling for weight loss: What Everybody Ought to Know About Cycling and Coffee

Cycling for weight loss: What Everybody Ought to Know About Cycling and Coffee

Caffeine is so effective that its consumption is limited by the UCI Peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, Cycling and Coffee. Things that just seem to go together. One of the great benefits of joining the cycling community is sitting down at your local cafe for your pre or post ride coffee. This coffee ritual might have a greater impact on your weight loss goals then you might realize. UCI Ban Caffeine appeared to have such an affect on performance enhancement that in 2012 the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) placed it on its banned substances list. Professional cyclists every...

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New Espresso Week: Tandem Coffee Roasters

New Espresso Week: Tandem Coffee Roasters

It's new espresso week; which means it's my favorite part of the week. This week's coffee is brought to you by Tandem Coffee Roasters out of Portland, ME. This is a review of the Time and Temp Espresso blend. As with all my espresso reviews we are looking at how this coffee performs with milk. The reason for this is that by the numbers 60% of coffee sold within coffee shops in the U.S. are espresso based drinks; and a majority of those are milk based. I.E. latte's, cortados and the ever so perfect, cappuccino. What is a proper cappuccino? In...

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New Espresso Week: Verve Coffee Roasters

New Espresso Week: Verve Coffee Roasters

It's that time again, New Espresso Week!! This weeks coffee is brought you to by Verve Coffee Roasters. I'm familiar with Verve and I have had their coffee's before. Verve started out in the surf town of Santa Cruz, CA and now have cafes all over the world; from San Fransisco to Tokyo. The coffee we will be taking a look at is their Sermon blend; and we will be looking at how it performs as an espresso with milk. Brewing With this coffee I didn't pull out the refractometer. While I love the refractometer I realize that not everyone...

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New Espresso Week: Anodyne Coffee Company

New Espresso Week: Anodyne Coffee Company

It's new espresso week! I've been drinking the Anodyne Nerve Tonic espresso for two weeks now and here's what I've found. Are you new to Espresso? Espresso can be on fickle bi.... That's right, working with espresso is a tough game. There are so many variables to manage to get that perfect shot. However, there are a few coffees that I feel are perfect for the beginner home barista. The Nerve Tonic Espresso is just one of those coffees. The blend is what I would consider a 'base' blend for most espressos. The base coffees in a great espresso blend...

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