There is something magical about seasonal change. Here in Georgia we prepare for the beautiful foliage as leaves will change from green to the vibrant autumn colors only Fall can usher in. With this provides a slight shift in our daily routines. The cool mornings give way to a few more precious moments of quiet time; just you and a cup of your favorite coffee to get the day off to a perfect start. The evenings, as sunset arrives a bit earlier; unwind with the aroma of your favorite candle and a cup of hot coffee, cocoa or tea.
Enjoy the beauty that nature provides. With that in mind, be certain you have your JumpinGoat favorites on hand. Be prepared for upcoming Holidays and family activities. We have already noticed an increased demand for one of our Holiday favorites; Pumpkin Spice!
Check back frequently as we are preparing to add new product offerings to our site; "Georgia Peach" flavored coffee and a line of "Evening Mocha Candles". A perfect selection to compliment our products you have grown to love!
From our JumpinGoat family to yours; enjoy the season!
Pumpkin Spice Latte and Other Holiday Coffee Drink Recipes
The holiday season is a good time to try some special coffee drinks. A popular favorite is pumpkin spice or pumpkin spice latte! We have seen many recipes using pumpkin pie filling but what if you could have an awesome pumpkin spice coffee or pumpkin spice latte with less hassle. Never tried a pumpkin spice coffee or pumpkin spice latte? Well now is the time to liven up your holiday celebrations and give it a sip!
Pumpkin Spice Latte - JumpinGoat Style
3 oz. JumpinGoat Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee
2 to 4 oz steamed milk
Brew coffee as directed. Once brewed add the pumpkin spice flavored coffee into a cup. Steam the milk until it is slightly frothy. This usually takes about 1 minute in the microwave. Add the milk to the coffee. Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.
1 oz. of espresso
2 oz of JumpinGoat Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee
2 to 4 oz steamed milk
Add espresso to the cup. Coffee to the espresso, Steam the milk until frothy (slightly). Add the frothy milk to the coffee. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
You can play with the amounts of coffee, strength of coffee and the amount of espresso to come up with your favorite taste! Be sure to keep track of what you are doing so you can repeat it!
A different take on the latte! Try this if you love the taste of apple pie!
1 oz of Apple Syrup
1 tsp of honey
1 oz of espresso or 2 oz of really strong JumpinGoat espresso bean coffee blend.
2 to 4 oz of steamed milk.
Ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick for garnishment
Add espresso (or the really strong coffee) to a cup. Mix in the apple syrup and honey into the milk. Heat the milk until it is slightly frothy. Pour the steam milk over the coffee. Garnish with cinnamon.
You can also add whipped cream to the top of this latte prior to cinnamon if you prefer!
Do you have a favorite holiday drink recipe that involves coffee? We would love to hear about it. Share with us below! If we really like your recipe and decide to try it, we will send you a free coffee sample.
A Case For Coffee: Seven Medical Reasons To Have Another Cup
Finally! Researchers have pursued the undertaking of studying the warm, aromatic, energy-boosting drink in your cup, otherwise known as coffee. For years we have heard that coffee “is bad for you” but in recent studies the opposite has been proven.
Studies show that while coffee lovers are treating their taste buds to a delightful drink they may also be consuming many health benefits. Below are seven medical reasons to have another cup!
Lower Risk of Depression in Women
Lower Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Lower Risk of Alzheimer's
Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Lower Risk of Skin Cancer
Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabeties
Promote Longer Life Span
Depression in Women
According to a Harvard study, Women who drink a few cups of joe (coffee with caffeine) have a lower risk of depression than women who don't drink any coffee. The Archives of Internal Medicine research was cited showing women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day lower their risk of depression by 10%. Women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day lowered their risk by 20%. This is attributed to the fact that one of caffeine's known impacts on the brain is to modulate the release of mood transmitters.
Harvard School of Public Health's professor of epidemiology, Dr. Albert Ascherio is the studies co-author. Dr. Ascherio stated, "I'm not saying we're on the path to discovering a new way to prevent depression," he said. "But I think you can be reassured that if you are drinking coffee, it is coming out as a positive thing."
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease
Several studies published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests that drinking a few cups of coffee a day contributes to lowering the risk of Parkinson's Disease by around 25 %.
26 studies, involving 125,000 British people were conducted. In these studies it was determined that two or three cups of coffee seemed to have a positive effect on the study participants and “an inverse association between caffeine intake and the risk of Parkinson's Disease” Caffeine Exposure and the Risk of Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies." (n.d.): n. pag. Web.
Other studies also suggests that granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) levels may be boosted in those who drink coffee. It is believed that something within the coffee working along with caffeine is the cause of this growth factor being increased. The increase in GCSF seems to be able to lower the risk and fight off Alzheimer's disease according to research in mice. GCSF is known to cause stem cells to move to the brain and remove the plaque associated with Alzheimer's Disease as well as forming brain cell connections and neurons. However, it is undecided as to what the other element to this combination actually is although it is known to be in coffee! To drink the equivalent amount of coffee used in this study one should drink four to five cups daily.
Six cups of coffee a day has been shown to decrease the risk of prostate cancer by 60% according to a Harvard study. A 20% decrease has been noted in other types of cancer as well! The same study
shows drinking at least a cup a day could cut the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 30%.
New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference shows that coffee lowered the risk, for women, of basal cell carcinoma by 20% for those drinking three or more cups of coffee a day. The same study shows the risk lowered in men by 9%. The research was conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Research suggest that drinking coffee is associated with a lower Type 2 diabetes risk. The more coffee consumed, the lower the risk! In 18 studies which included over 450,000 people it was found that for every extra cup of coffee consumed per day, the risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased by 7 %.
In research conducted by the National Cancer Institute, it was discovered that adults 50 and older who drink coffee were less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, injuries and respiratory disease. As with other studies, it is suggested that the more coffee drank, the lower the risk of death. People in the study who drank three or more cups a day had a 10 % lower risk of death than those who do not drink coffee. Caffeine did not seem to be a factor in these studies as the same result was seen regardless as to if the coffee was caffeinated or decaffeinated.
The knowledge of the benefits of coffee is growing vastly. Great strides have been made in the area of research and it makes all of us coffee lovers grin from ear to ear as we safely sip our coffee knowing we are also contributing to our health! Though this research indicates the more the better, common sense tell us that moderation is always key! There are known adverse effects of excessive consumption of the delicious drink called coffee, such as cardiovascular problems, for some people. Caffeine can become addictive and can also cause problems with certain medical conditions. Although the experts agree that the good in drinking coffee outweighs the bad for most people always check with your doctor to be on the safe side if your own medications or have any medical concerns. Otherwise, ENJOY YOUR CUP (or two, three, four or more!