How To Buy, Roast, Grind & Brew The Healthiest Cup Of Coffee You’ll Ever Drink.

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Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast with Adel Moussa
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Prepare to take the deepest dive you ever have into the art of preparing the perfect cup of coffee…

…including optimizing criteria such as the caffeine content, the amount of healthy chlorogenic acid in the brew, the antioxidants, the effect on blood lipids and much more.

My guest on today's podcast, Adel Moussa, recently investigated the impressive host of coffee data he came up with after dozens of hours he spent on Google Scholar and PubMed. And he indeed found some very, very interesting coffee tips you're about to discover in today's podcast.

As a trained physicist Adel, found his passion for nutrition and exercise science early during his studies when the lack of reliable, evidence-based information about supplements and training on the internet motivated him to start blogging about these topics. Over the years, his blog,, has accumulated more than 2300 fully-referenced articles and became one of the go-to sources for well-referenced, unbiased information about the latest and most relevant studies in the realms of diet, health, and fitness.

In spite of that, the work Adel puts into the maintenance of the website, and the Facebook news-channel (, as well as his work as a reviewer for the “Examine Research Digest“, are still a hobby for him – one that does, however, leave enough time to hit the gym several times a week.

And remember…-You can grab your first bag of the brand new Kion Coffee now by clicking here. Use code BENCOFFEE to get 10% off your Kion Coffee order and – better yet – 25% off your order when you subscribe for monthly delivery. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-If Adel drinks coffee, and if so, what his daily coffee routine like…[8:45]

-Why coffee can cause heartburn and what you can do about it…[10:05]

-The fascinating relationship between bean type and caffeine content…[12:45]

-How you can maximize glycogen stores and lower blood glucose by choosing your coffee wisely…[17:40]

-What chlorogenic acid is, and how can we maximize it in the coffee we drink…[22:00]

-How you can maximize or minimize caffeine content based on your brewing methods…[26:05]

-How you can increase the amount of fatty acids and brain-boosting compounds in the coffee you drink…[29:00]

-Whether coffee actually “breaks your fast”…[37:15]

-How “melanoidins” can actually increase the health of your coffee, and how to maximize them…[40:35]

-Why you need to be careful with a compound called “acrylamide”, and what you can do about it…[44:30]

-The benefits you get from green coffee that you don't get from other roasted coffees…[46:45]

-What Adel thinks are the tastiest or best coffee alternatives, such as green tea, black tea, mushroom tea, etc…[52:00]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-You can grab your first bag of Kion Coffee now by clicking here. Use code BENCOFFEE to get 10% off your Kion Coffee order and – better yet – 25% off your order when you subscribe for monthly delivery.

Buying, Roasting, Grinding, Brewing: Coffee 101 — How to Do it to Get the Optimal Stimulant and/or Health Effects

Examine Research Digest

63 Cups Of Coffee A Day & More: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life.

Dr. Satchin Panda's research on time-restricted feeding



Omica Organic stevia

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Adel or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!


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33 thoughts on “How To Buy, Roast, Grind & Brew The Healthiest Cup Of Coffee You’ll Ever Drink.

  1. pool says:

    I am reading this article about the healthiest cup off coffee thanks sharing this article

  2. Harry says:

    Wow, this is looking so delicious and yummy coffee recipe you shared with us. I really enjoy this great reading. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. jeena" says:

    WOOW it really nice to me .

    Am coffee lover , am too excited .

    Thank you so much for this

  4. adeeba says:

    Coffee always has good effect on our health . Your tips also so cool , am trying this combo .
    You made my day bcz am coffee lover .
    thank you so much

  5. Yehuda Prizont says:

    Enjoy reading your stuff.

    The Gainswave link isn’t working – it says the account has been suspended.

    I realize you have that link on a lot of pages – but in case there is someone that can deal with it….nothing says, “out of date” like dead links.

    Another question – can I have Kion Coffee shipped to Israel?

    When I go to the order page and put Israel in the shipping options disappear.

    1. The GAINSWave link is working on my end. Can you try again, and if it's still not working I'll reach out to them? As far as shipping to Israel, enter your entire address and the shipping options should appear. If you're having trouble will, reach out to Kion Support: [email protected]

  6. Justin Siebel says:

    Same here.. Ben, please do some research on cold brewing and please do a podcast or get back to us comparing hot vs cold brew.

  7. Susan Weinberg says:

    Did anyone actually publish the study yet???

  8. marykay says:

    how detrimental is it for me to grind beans the night before using….. I know you recommend just prior to brewing however I rise MUCH earlier than my household and apart from taking the grinder outside at 3 am, I cannot see a way to grind my beans. I AM using KION:))))))) coffee

  9. Kathy says:

    When exactly are these beans roasted? I understand that beans roasted months ago ain’t so hot in the health department. And any idea how Cold Brew coffee compares in antioxidants to conventional hot brewing methods?

  10. Elizabeth Thunderberry says:

    Hello..I would like to know what the best coffee grinder to get?

    Looking forward to making a perfect cup.😆

    1. Anything like this you can find on Amazon works just fine :)

  11. Scott says:

    Whole bean newbie, looking into hand grinders. Any recommendations? Also, somewhat sensitive to caffeine but still love coffee occasionally. How would I keep a bag of Kion fresh for a decent amount of time after opening? Vacuum sealer? Thanks!

  12. Should I keep coming back to see the study results?

  13. Robert says:

    Hi Ben, what is your preference for filters do you use a stainless mesh, or natural paper filters.. are the paper filters going to absorb all the oils and reduce the health benefits?

    1. Listen to my new episode with Andrew Salibury here:

      I get into all of that!…

  14. Luis Lemus says:

    Hello Ben!! Hey any ideas or research about water temperature and/or the time you let the coffee with the water before filtering (Aeropress- French press) and how will this affect with the caffeine and antioxidantes ? also curious if there is anything abut cold brewed coffee, thanks!

  15. Nathanael Smith says:

    Hey Ben, I am excited to try out this coffee, I am always looking for quality brews. Out of curiosity what type of bean is it exactly an arabica or robusta?

      1. Troy Delaney says:

        Why Arabica when Robusta are higher in Chlorogenic acid?

  16. Micah Marino says:

    Ben – awesome stuff excited to try your coffee! You talked about how coffee in the morning would not stop your intermittent fasting. What about putting raw honey and cream in your coffee? Should i just suck it up and get use to unsweetened black coffee or is there something i can add to it that wont mess up my intermittent fasting? I can lose the honey easy but i am a fan of cream in my coffee.

    1. I would suck it up and give black a try ;)

    2. Oscar says:

      Stevia and a drop of heavy cream works well

  17. Steve says:

    Hi Ben, any idea how Cold Brew coffee compares in antioxidants to conventional hot brewing methods?

    1. kevin says:

      Yes! Two coffee podcasts and no information about cold brewing Ben!

    2. Rusty says:

      My question as well!

  18. Nowell says:

    When exactly are these beans roasted? I understand that beans roasted months ago aint so hot in the health department.

  19. Jamie says:

    Hi Ben, I was looking for the link that rated the various coffee brands. I can’t wait to try your brand!



    1. Tom McNally says:

      Here’s a link to the “study” on the Purity website:

    2. Hi Jamie, please stay tuned. We're working on gathering/publishing the studies.

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