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Arab Coffee Has More Benefits Than You Think

posted on: May 21, 2021

A Cup of Coffee - Arabic Coffee, Damascus, Syria

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By: Mohamed Nada/ Arab America Contributing Writer

Coffee has been a drink enjoyed by many people all across the globe, but did you know that certain coffee has more benefits?

Not only that, but coffee has been around for centuries and the benefits for it is more impressive than one can think. Coffee beans are grown from all across the world, in places such as:

  • Mexican
  • Moroccan
  • Arabic
  • Greece

With that being said, instead of diving into all these coffees, the one that will be touched on specifically will be Arabic coffee and how it benefits itself as compared to American coffee.

Benefits of Arab Coffee

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In an article written on health benefits, 16 benefits of drinking Arabic coffee, they explain how the coffee contains compounds such as:

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11%
  • Pantotenat acid (vitamin B5): 6%
  • Mangan and Potassium: 3%
  • Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2%

Not only that but the article continues on to say that:

“Therefore, it may contribute many benefits for your health due to its containing. Arabica coffee is a kind of coffee which you will easily find around since the plantation is quite many in Indonesia.”

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Here is additional information on why Arabic coffee provides many benefits to your health and how having some daily can:

  1. Prevent cancer
  2. Maintain mouth health
  3. Maintain stamina
  4. Prevent Parkinson’s disease
  5. Decrease risk for Alzheimer’s
  6. Put you in a good mood

Arab Coffee vs American Coffee

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There have been a few debates on determining which coffee is the best, and Arabic coffee or American coffee reign on the top of the throne.

American coffee and Arabic coffee have their own benefits, provided that each of them is made differently and provides totally different results.

“When it comes to their difference in caffeine level, Robusta beans contain twice the level of caffeine than Arabica beans. Arabica beans have a milder, more aromatic taste while Robusta beans hold a stronger, more acquired flavor.”

“Arabica beans are flat and oval in shape while Robusta beans have a more obvious round shape. When they are still on their plant, the beans can easily be told apart by their difference in color as Arabica beans are a darker shade of green then Robusta beans.”

The difference between the two coffee beans are shown below on each provides their own values:

Arabica Beans

·      Grown at high altitudes above 800m

·      Grown in places with higher climates

·      Mild, well balanced in flavor

·      More expensive coffee bean

·      Naturally lower in caffeine

Robusta Beans

·      Commonly used in instant coffee

·      Grown at lower altitudes between 200m-800m

·      Grown in places with lower climates

·      More astringent and bitter in flavor

·      Has twice the amount of caffeine than Arabica beans

Is Arab Coffee better than American Coffee?

To answer that question is up to the person who drinks both. It depends if you like your coffee with a light roast vs one with a darker roast; on the other hand, if you prefer a milder taste, then you should not compare it to a stronger more adequate flavor.

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Arabic coffee is more meant for a weekend or nighttime drink, while American coffee is made to be quick and drank during the morning before you head in for work.

Each blend is made different to suit people’s needs during the day but ultimately depends on what coffee the person is feeling to drink that day. Either or, coffee is coffee and both get the job done when you drink them.

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