The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today | CBN.com (beta)

… against cancer.” Green Tea Guidelines Green tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant, as do black and white teas. Green tea contains the most EGCG. But with so many types of green tea on the market, it can be difficult to choose which is best. Fratellone shares some guidelines. “I like organic tea because you want to make sure it’s grown in an area free of metal in the soil, so you don’t want to have lead, cadmium, mercury, any bad, toxic elements,” he explained. …

Used coffee grounds provide business opportunity for mushroom moguls – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… from around 70 cafes in the city. Ryan Creed and Julian Mitchell saw a market for mushrooms and a cheap way to grow them, with moist coffee grounds providing the perfect soil for gourmet oyster mushrooms. “We’ll be cycling around the CBD area of Fremantle daily, picking up the coffee ground, taking it to our commercial space, mixing it with mushroom spores,” Mr Creed said. “Within six weeks we’ll have mushrooms starting to grow which we’ll sell to the local …

Efforts on to make tea industry climate-smart – The Hindu

… (elevation, precipitation, temperature, soil moisture, temperature and fertility, light duration and intensity, humidity, shelter, shade and CO2 concentration) and any adversity in these conditions can significantly impact yield, revenue and livelihood security. Rainfall has traditionally been plentiful for growing tea, especially in India but with recent changes in the climate, surface and ground water are becoming important irrigation systems. To continue reading this article, please click on …

How to recycle all your used coffee grounds | News & Observer News & Observer

… beans. Yet Taylor knows how to reuse these bags, too. “What we used to do at the café that I worked at is we would collect our used coffee grounds and we would put them back in the big bags and we would set them outside of our coffee shop,” Taylor said. This was in Washington, D.C., and people would come by and take the bags year-round, to compost or simply to put in their garden soil. “As far as things that people can reuse, I think coffee grounds take not a lot of input to make them …

Your guide to drinking coffee around the world

… wildly depending on where the beans are grown — soil types, weather, and altitude all affect the taste of the final cup. The finest coffees tend to be grown in equatorial regions, which have the ideal environments for producing bold, complex blends. There are two distinct species of the coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta. Robusta beans, grown in places like Vietnam and India, have a higher caffeine content, which leads to a more universal flavor. Caffeine gives the beans an oily, bitter taste …