September 6 – National Coffee Ice Cream Day


Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day.

Photo property of David Lebovitz

National Coffee Ice Cream Day can be observed by purchasing a carton of commercially available product and preparing an ice cream dessert for the family. As an ice cream flavor, coffee was not introduced until later of course, but it’s a flavor that is undeniably popular all over the world. Coffee ice cream can be used as a flavor in a sundae, made into an ice cream sandwich, or served with a topping such as caramel or fudge. Ice cream chain stores may offer discounts on specialties made with coffee ice cream on this day. Local ice cream parlors may also celebrate the day with a discount or free ice cream offer. If you’ve got an ice cream maker, celebrate by making coffee ice cream today.

Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic and because of its caffeine content has a stimulating effect on humans. Coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

Many studies have examined the health effects of coffee, and whether the overall effects of coffee consumption are positive or negative has been widely disputed. The method of brewing coffee has been found to be important in relation to its effects on health. For instance, preparing coffee in a French press leaves more oils in the drink compared with coffee prepared with paper coffee filter. This might raise the drinker’s level of “bad cholesterol.”

Decaffeination may also be part of the processing that coffee seeds undergo. Seeds are decaffeinated when they are still green. Many methods can remove caffeine from coffee, but all involve soaking the green beans in hot water (often called the “Swiss water” process) or steaming them, then using a solvent to dissolve caffeine-containing oils. Decaffeination is often done by processing companies, and the extracted caffeine is usually sold to the pharmaceutical industry.

Just a side note regarding Green Coffee, according to Dr. Oz the extract of Green Coffee is a Miracle Pill to Burn Fat. Watch his videos, part 1 and 2 regarding the benefits of the Green Coffee Extract Supplement
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