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Coffee: Natures Pre-Workout

August 20, 2014

While the morning coffee has become a productivity ritual for workers the world over, less attention is often paid to the incredible physical effects coffee and natural caffeine can have on our bodies. With Summer approaching and drive to get in shape increases, we thought it was time to delve into the science of this miraculous bean and the benefits it can have as part of an active lifestyle!   Coffee helps you burn fat Research has shown that one coffee can help us increase our resting metabolic rate by 3-4%. Consumed regularly over a 12 hour period, it can also create an increase in energy expenditure of 8-11%. Wonder why your feeling so awake? The body is drawing more... Continue Reading →

Honduras has arrived!

July 10, 2014

Welcome Honduras to the First Press family!  We’ve been searching for the perfect partner in crime to our Brazil single origin and after months of testing, we’re finally ready to bring it out of the lab. Our Honduras has notes of creamy hazelnut and slight citrus with a sweet toffee finish that is ideal for those who enjoy a lighter and smoother coffee. Best of all, our Honduras is made from certified organic coffee beans sourced through direct trade with Honduran coffee growers and roasted by our friends at STREAT, a social enterprise that helps the homeless youth of Melbourne develop skills for a career in hospitality. Our Honduras bean is a Pacamara varietal sourced from a small 23 hectare farm... Continue Reading →