A Comparison: Green Coffee Beans versus Roasted
Posted: May 31, 2019
Coffee is something that every culture seems to both partake in and enjoy quite abundantly, but with the introduction of innovative new coffee roasters and coffee canisters, the experience can become a little hair-rising, stressful even. And with so many new flavors on the market to try how do you know which type of bean will benefit you the most? Should you use green coffee beans similar to how you would the all-too familiar roasted type? What is the best format to consume green coffee beans?
All these questions can leave a person thoroughly confused, and with all of this in mind, you might even start to feel a little overwhelmed. But, no worries.
Let’s take a look over some key differences between the beginning product; green coffee beans and their flavorful counterpart, the roasted coffee bean.
- Green Coffee Beans – So, what exactly is a green coffee bean? In the simplest of terms, it is a coffee bean freshly picked from the plant that has not yet been roasted in any form. A notable fact about green beans is that they contain a higher level of chlorogenic acid which has shown to significantly improve high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in rodents – therefore showing promising possibility for doing the same in human beings. It has also believed to have other health benefits including lowering high blood pressure and aiding in weight loss. For this reason, in recent years green coffee beans have become in higher demand. However, one thing to keep in mind is that green coffee beans are recommended in extract form for maximum benefit, as opposed to the usual brewed cup of joe most consumers are used to. This is why most green coffee bean extract is considered a supplement and available from many health food vendors. There are even some studies that have shown the supplement to have anti-aging properties as well as assisting to prevent many nerve disorders.
- Roasted Coffee Beans –This brings us to the beloved roasted coffee bean, but when considering roasted beans there are a number of factors to acknowledge. These include the variations in roasting ability, the type of roaster used to roast the beans, and the level to which they’ve been roasted. Many regular coffee consumers will recognize this by the robust change in flavor when consuming lighter roasts, such as French Roasts or Breakfast blends which are much milder than Cuban coffee blends. Another thing to realize is that there are two main types of roasted coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta with Arabica being the most popular of the two types. This may be due to the higher cost of Robusta beans. Additionally, there have been some benefits found from the consumption of coffee such as minimizing stress and the prevention of short-term memory loss, and cancer. Another fun fact, is that Arabica beans were the first discovered and used for a breakfast brew.
As you can see from the above mentioned, there are multiple benefits to using both roasted and green coffee beans – it really just depends on what health goals you have in mind, and your preferred method of consuming these wonder berries!
George Anderson is a freelance writer, blogger, and entrepreneur. I love reading, outdoor activities, traveling and staying current with new trends