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Kicking Horse Coffee Organic Dark Roast Whole Bean 454 Horse Power -- 10 oz


Kicking Horse Coffee Organic Dark Roast Whole Bean 454 Horse Power
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Kicking Horse Coffee Organic Dark Roast Whole Bean 454 Horse Power Description

  • Velvety • Earthy • Spirited
  • Extraordinary
  • Organic Fair Trade
  • Whole Bean
  • Arabica Coffee
  • Roasted in Canada

The Horse Power

Hands down, the biggest and boldest coffee concoction we've ever created. 454 Horse Power is fired up, dark roasted to perfection and dropped at 454°F. Those courageous enough to take on this Indonesian, heavy-bodied roast are rewarded with rich cocoa flavour, truly unique to this blend. Velvety. Earthy. Spirited.

 

The Legend

In the summer of 1858, James Hector set out to discover the Kicking Horse Valley. His expedition took him through some of the most beautiful and rugged country in the West. During a river crossing, one of the pack horses kicked Hector so hard that others in the expedition mistook him for dead. As they began to bury poor old James, they notices his eye twitch. The legend says it was stiff cup of Kick Ass Coffee that brought him back to life!

 

Organic Shade Grown

Our organic coffees are grown in the shade of the rainforest canopy, providing a natural environment for birds and plants. These conditions offer superior quality and maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem.

 

Fair Trade

By purchasing organic Fair Trade coffee, you participate in a social and economic movement, ensuring farmers receive a fair price regardless of market forces. We've been a licensee of Fairtrade Canada since its creation. We truly believe organic Fair Trade coffee is good for the environment and the coffee farmers' social and economic welfare.


Directions

How to Make A Kick Ass Cup

Grind just before use.

Not too fine, not too coarse.

 

Fine............................Coarse

Espresso - Drip - French Press

 

Use fresh, cold, filtered water.
Two tablespoons of coffee to yield a 6 oz cup. More if you're bold, less if you're not.

Store in bag or airtight container.

Do not store in fridge or freezer.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Coffee & Fitness: Are There Benefits?

I love coffee. Actually, I’m obsessed – and I know I’m not the only one. Although some may consider drinking coffee to be a bad habit, it actually has many benefits.

Woman wearing activewear, holding a yoga mat and sipping coffee outside before a workout | Vitacost.com/Blog

Filled with antioxidants, coffee is known to help improve circulation, boost memory and, get ready for this one, it can even enhance your workouts! Treating your morning cup of joe as a pre-workout drink may keep you focused and increase your energy, which may lead to greater results even faster! Find out when, how much and what type of coffee is beneficial before exercise.

1. How soon before my workout should I drink coffee?

The best time of day to use coffee as your pre-workout drink is in the morning (or early afternoon if you are used to the caffeine). Not only will it help you wake up, but it will also improve focus and may help push you through a tough workout, resulting in improved muscle strength. The optimal time to have your coffee is about one hour before you exercise. Drinking a cup late in the day is not recommended, because it could interfere with a good night’s sleep.

2. How much coffee should I be consuming?

If you’re a seasoned coffee drinker, having a medium-sized cup, with about 200 mg of caffeine is a good start. If you’re a newbie, try 100 mg of caffeine and increase as your body becomes accustomed to it. Everyone is different, so always listen to what your body is telling you. Going overboard with caffeine may make you feel nauseated. That being said, too little may offer no effect at all. Increase slowly and you’ll better understand your tolerance level.

3. What type of coffee is right for me?

Contrary to what you may think, darker roasted coffee has less caffeine than a lighter version. If you find yourself super sluggish before your workout, go for the lighter roast. On a normal day, the dark roast will work just fine.

4. But isn’t coffee dehydrating?

The caffeine in coffee is a diuretic (which means it can increase urination). However, studies now show that the caffeine doesn’t cause dehydration. After several days of consistent intake of coffee, your body can adjust. Even though coffee won’t dehydrate you, sweating will – so as always, remember to keep water consumption high during exercise.

5. It can accelerate fat burning

Having a black cup of coffee before you hit the gym can help encourage fat to be used as energy. Caffeine, in general, may also boost metabolism. That extra metabolic lift during your workout helps to burn more calories throughout the day. Another bonus to drinking caffeinated beverages like coffee is their ability to reduce your appetite, making you feel less hungry between meals.

 

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