Now the coffee leaves are sell as beverage
Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from coffee beans. Coffee is a regular part of our lifestyle. It is prepared from fermented beans. Coffee contains various useful nutrients including riboflavin(B2), Niacin(B3), Magnesium, Potassium, and various phenolic compounds, antioxidants.
Coffee was first used as a beverage in Ethiopia. It is the origin country of coffee. In the seventeenth-century Baba Budan introduced coffee to India. He smuggled seven beans to India from Yemen. These beans are planted in the Chandragiri Hills of Karnataka. After that coffee is planted and grew up as an industrial beverage. Normally coffee is produced from beans by fermentation. The process is started with coffee cherries. Raw cherries are collected and dried. after that, the fruit pulp is removed. and the beans are fermented. when the beans become dark brown they are ready to sell.
Now the coffee leaves are also used as a beverage. The CFTRI(Central Food Technological Research Institute) Principal Pushpa P Murthy and team invented coffee leaves beverage for sale. They are working since 2019. Now they received grants from food processing industries of the union government. After collecting the beans take around 9 months time to come to the market. It is a loss for coffee-producing farmers because it takes so a long time. so this new invention is very helpful for the harvester.
This coffee leaf beverage is common in Indonesia and Ethiopia. but the method of making beverages is different. this beverage is made with water, Filtered, and consumed after few minutes. It doesn’t taste like coffee but it has various health benefits. This drink is rich in phenolic compounds. it has 17% more antioxidant properties than green tea. It helps to reduce blood glucose levels and is also used in inflammation and blood pressure.
It is revolutionaries to the coffee industry. So enjoy your cup of coffee with lots of health benefits.