We import literally tens of thousands of pounds of green coffee beans on a quarterly basis. Unlike roasted coffee which only stays fresh for a couple weeks, green beans stay fresh for months. This frequent, high volume purchasing keeps our stock of beans fresh and in high availability.
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Green Coffee refers to coffee beans before they are roasted. All coffee beans start out green (or green-ish, sometimes they can be lighter hues of green or even yellow or grey-ish) when harvested and imported, and are then roasted. While we don't supply a guide on roasting green beans, we're happy to supply small quantities to Canadians who would like to try their hand at home-roasting their own coffee.
About Roasted Coffee Beans
Depending on the origin of the green coffee beans, they can have a specific roasting profile - meaning that they are optimally suited for either a light, medium or dark roast. The famed Blue Mountain coffee beans for example, are best roasted medium, not dark.
When you order any one of the dozens of different origins/blends offered, it's roasted to your preference (medium, dark or espresso) immediately after your order is processed. You get freshly roasted coffee that hasn't been sitting on shelves for weeks or months, and is at the peak of it's flavour.
Green Coffee Extract
Green Coffee Extract has become popular recently due to research on it's ability to assist in weightloss, and recommendations on the Dr. Oz show. While not the miracle supplement it's being hyped to be, it can help to curb your appetite because of the caffeine and chlorogenic acid. As with all diets, you will need to restrict your caloric intake to see any sort of effect.
We do not have any plans to bring in green coffee extract.
What is Chlorogenic Acid?
Chlorogenic Acid is the chemical found in green coffee beans that gives it most of it's purported weight-loss effects. According to research, Chlorogenic Acid slows the release of blood sugar into the body after a meal, reducing insulin spikes and associated fat-storage. With companies popping up left-and-right selling "green coffee extract", the only sure-fire way of ensuring that you're getting a good product is to see the company's Certificate of Analysis (COA), which is a laboratory test used to determine the quantity of a chemical actually present in a supplement.
The ingredients on the label should list ONLY green coffee extract (CGA) - no binders, no fillers, no artificial ingredients.