Puerto Rico imports cheap coffee from other
countries for local consumption
The following news
article was written by Camile Roldan Soto and published in the local
Puerto Rico newspaper EL NUEVO DIA and elnuevodia.com – published on
January 13, 2010
The following news article was written by José Fernández Colón (AP) and published in the local Puerto Rico newspaper EL NUEVO DIA – published on June 13, 2007
Loosely translated it reads that PR will import 3million pounds of semi-roasted coffee beans from the Dominican Republic at price of $3,837,000.00
Jose Ruiz Hernandez, Director of the Administration of Agro Services and Development (ASDA) a subdivision of the Department of Agriculture of Puerto Rico revealed today that the Baninejas Company of the Dominican Republic was awarded the contract for the purchase of 3 million pounds of coffee. He explained that the coffee will be shipped to Puerto Rico semi-roasted at a cost of $1.279 per pound. This coffee is necessary to add to the local production to have enough for the annual consumption.
Note from CAFEdePR.com: it should be noted that the two biggest roasters which control more than 75% of the local production are Café Yaucono and Rico (same ownership) and Café Crema; which will be the biggest beneficiaries from the purchase of this cheap coffee which is then sold in the local market at about $4.60 per pound; the irony being that they will sell this Dominican coffee and label it as Puerto Rico Coffee. Be aware that coffee sold as Yaucono, Yauco Selecto, Rico, Crema and other supermarket brands might not necessarily be coffee cultivated in Puerto Rico yet the bags read Puerto Rico Coffee.
Here is the article:
Puerto Rico Coffee Wholesale prices to Jump 30% in 2006
Jersey, June 15, 2006
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|Recent study reveals drinking coffee prevents Diabetes. Nov 11, 2010|
Drinking Coffee and Tea Prevent Diabetes?
By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com
People who drink several cups of coffee or tea a day -- even decaf versions -- can dramatically lower their risk of diabetes, researchers reported on Monday. Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day was associated with a 25 percent lower risk of diabetes than drinking no coffee or just one cup, researchers said.
And the more coffee or tea you drink, the greater the benefit -- so keep that pot filled. "Every additional cup of coffee consumed in a day was associated with a 7 percent reduction in the excess risk of diabetes," wrote Rachel Huxley, who headed a team of Australian researchers at the George Institute for International Health in Sydney, Australia. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
One reason this study is making headlines around the world is that the conclusions didn't come from just one study, but were the result of what's called a "meta-analysis" of 18 different studies, which together included more than 450,000 people.
Although Huxley said the study didn't identify exactly how coffee and tea are controlling diabetes, the researchers singled out a series of antioxidants and other ingredients that seem to be responsible for the beneficial effects. These include:
* chemicals called lignans
* chlorogenic acids
This news is important for aging Americans because the number of people with diabetes is rising so fast. Right now, one in ten adults in North America has diabetes, and the International Diabetes Federation projects that by the year 2025 (which is only 15 years away) 380 million people worldwide could have type 2 diabetes.
It's not like you want to go crazy with the espresso -- there's no question that caffeine can have some negative health effects, especially after a certain point. You can feel jittery or anxious, and drinking caffeine after noon has been shown to undermine sleep. And, in a confusing twist, a big dose of caffeine (the equivalent of drinking four or more cups of coffee) has been found to be bad for diabetics, potentially unbalancing blood sugar.
But that's another thing about this study that's so interesting; decaf coffee and decaffeinated tea were found to be just as beneficial. So start your day with a cup or two of joe (which also prevents stroke and Parkinson's) then switch to decaf or tea for the rest of the day. You'll be less likely to snack unhealthfully, and you'll be helping your body stave off diabetes.
Here are four more tried-and-true ways to prevent diabetes:
1. Lose weight. Even dropping just a few pounds can cut your risk.
2. Get moving. Being sedentary raises diabetes risk; walking or doing some other moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day significantly lowers risk.
3. Control blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is associated with a higher diabetes risk.
4. Control cholesterol. Keep your cholesterol in the safe range to prevent diabetes.
This article as reported on: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/diabetes/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100253497>1=31010
Coffee Strong Enough to Ward Off Dementia?
Coffee Drinking Reduces Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s by 65% in Study
By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
Jan. 16, 2009 -- Drinking coffee in moderate amounts during middle age may reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly, according to a new study.
Researchers in Finland and Sweden examined the records of 1,409 people whose coffee drinking habits had been recorded when they were at midlife.
Those who drank three to five cups of coffee per day in midlife were much less likely to have developed dementia or Alzheimer's in follow-up checks two decades or more later, the researchers say in the January issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
"Given the large amount of coffee consumption globally, the results might have important implications for the prevention of or delaying the onset of dementia/Alzheimer's disease," Miia Kivipelto, a researcher from the University of Kuopio, Finland, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, says in a news release. "The finding needs to be confirmed by other studies, but it opens the possibility that dietary interventions could modify the risk of dementia/AD. [And it] might help in the development of new therapies for these diseases."
Coffee and Dementia
In the study, participants were asked in 1972, 1977, 1982, or 1987, when they were all in midlife (average age 50), how much coffee they drank. Then they were split into three groups: low coffee drinkers (zero to two cups per day), moderate coffee drinkers (three to five cups per day), and high coffee drinkers (more than five cups per day).
Of the participants, 15.9% were low coffee drinkers, 45.6% were moderate coffee drinkers, and 38.5% were high coffee drinkers.
After an average of 21 years, 1,409 people between ages 65 and 79 were re-examined. A total of 61 were classified as having dementia, 48 with Alzheimer's.
The study showed that coffee drinkers at midlife had a lower risk for dementia or Alzheimer's later in life than people who drank little or no coffee at midlife. The lowest risk was found among moderate coffee drinkers. Moderate coffee drinkers had a 65%-70% decreased risk of dementia and a 62%-64% decreased risk of Alzheimer's compared with low coffee drinkers, the researchers write.
At midlife, those who drink the most coffee daily had the highest total cholesterol levels and the highest rate of smoking. At late life, the low coffee drinkers had the highest occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's and the highest scores on a scale of depression.
"We aimed to study the association between coffee and tea consumption at midlife and dementia/AD risk in late life because the long-term impact of caffeine in the central nervous system was still unknown, and ... the pathologic processes leading to Alzheimer's disease may start decades before the clinical manifestation of the disease," Kivipelto says.
The researchers note that previous studies have shown that coffee drinking improves cognitive performance, and caffeine reportedly reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease.
The researchers say it's not known how coffee would offer protection against dementia, but that coffee drinking also has been associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, which is a risk factor for dementia. The authors speculate that the effect may have something to do with coffee's antioxidant capacity in the blood.
The study also showed that tea drinking was not associated with a reduced risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Real® de Puerto Rico Coffee may fight heart disease
not usually thought of as health food, but a number of recent studies
suggest that it can be a highly beneficial drink.
|The Benefits of that good cup of Café Real
de Puerto Rico®
Seven Things Women Should Know About Heart Disease
Women need to understand their heart attack risks because too often, they don't react quickly enough to heart attack symptoms.
The findings, which appeared in May in The American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition, suggest that antioxidants in coffee may dampen inflammation,
reducing the risk of disorders related to it, like cardiovascular disease.
Several compounds in coffee may contribute to its antioxidant capacity,
including phenols, volatile aroma compounds and oxazoles that are
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|Kudos to Coffee
Whole Grains: The Inside Story
Whole grains have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and constipation.
Coffee gives drinkers more than a quick pick-me-up -- it may also help protect them against heart disease.
The findings come from a study carried out by the University of Minnesota and suggest that drinking one to three cups a day may be good for you.
Scientist Dr. David Jacobs said, "The findings tend to suggest that there may be some benefit to drinking modest amounts of coffee."
But he cautioned against reaching too often for the percolator.
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