The coffee world is full of myths and often the wrong ones influence our choices. In this article, we’ve covered the 5 worst ones debunked by science.
One of the few drinks to be accepted and loved in all nook and corners of the world is coffee and why not, in the right amounts it’s got tons of health benefits but like all good things even coffee has a lot of myths going around which tends to influence our choices. So let’s skip the jibber-jabber and straight jump onto righting the wrongs. Here are 5 coffee myths proven wrong by science.
Coffee is dehydrating
If studies are to be believed coffee isn’t the reason you’re feeling dehydrated because a cup of coffee is made up of 97-98% of water and while even 10 cups of coffee may not be a substitute for plain drinking water it certainly isn’t dehydrating.
The myth mainly exists because of the diuretic nature of coffee and no neither are you dehydrated because of frequent bathroom visits it may cause.
It has a sobering effect
Forget this being a myth, under certain circumstances, it’s even life threatening because no coffee does not sober you up. All coffee does is make one feel energetic because of the adrenaline boost it provides.
This is turn makes the person feel alert and focused. It has no direct impact on the alcohol level in the body and neither fights off any alcohol-induced inability.
Coffee can be brewed only in boiling water
Most coffee aficionados will suggest you brew your coffee in hot boiling water but any temperature above 205 degrees means your coffee beans are simply BURNT whereas with temperatures lower than 195 degrees results in a bitter taste.
If you want to extract the right flavors from the coffee beans, ensure your water is heated to 195-200 degree Fahrenheit.
For instant coffee, we’d recommend water heated to about 203 to 210 degree Fahrenheit. Check out our range of the best home espresso machines for the perfectly brewed morning coffee.
Espresso contains higher caffeine levels
Well we understand the urge to add an extra jab of caffeine to your morning joe by switching to espresso over regular coffee but truth be told, it’s not the case and that’s because of how espresso is consumed.
Yes, in equal proportions an espresso is more caffeinated but do you know anyone who consumes about 12-15 oz. of espresso which is actually the amount of coffee you’re likely to consume early morning.
Coffee beans retain freshness when stored in the freezer
Yes, it’s true the quality of coffee beans starts to deteriorate as soon as it’s roasted but throwing it into the freezer is the worst methods to preserve freshness. That’s because freezers tend to be humid which creates moisture in the bean bags.
Also, the beans are more likely to absorb the smell of the other raw food around it. If you really want to preserve the beans ensure you keep them away from excessive heat, light and most of all, moisture.
Here are a few tips to save coffee beans correctly