FAQ - Coffee Edition

FAQ - Coffee Edition

Frequently asked questions related to coffee

What makes specialty coffee different from regular coffee?

Specialty coffee refers to coffee graded based on quality, taste, and other factors like bean variety and processing methods. It offers unique flavors sourced from specific regions known for high-quality beans, unlike regular coffee lacking complexity and distinct profiles.

How much coffee should I drink in a day?

Moderate coffee consumption is generally considered safe, with 3-4 cups per day being the recommended limit for most adults. However, individual tolerance levels may vary, and excessive consumption can lead to negative side effects.

What's the best way to brew coffee at home?

The best brewing method depends on personal preference. Popular options include drip brewing, French press, pour-over, and espresso machines. Experimentation with different methods can help determine your preferred taste and brewing style.

What's the difference between light, medium, and dark roast coffee?

Light roasts tend to be more acidic with floral and fruity notes, while dark roasts offer bold, woody, and smokey flavors. Medium roasts strike a balance, often featuring chocolatey, nutty, or caramel undertones. Each roast level provides a unique flavor profile suited to individual preferences. For more information read our blog:

Does coffee really help you stay awake?

Yes, caffeine in coffee can increase alertness and reduce fatigue by blocking the action of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleepiness. However, individual responses to caffeine vary, and excessive consumption can lead to jitteriness and other negative side effects.

What are the health benefits of drinking coffee?

Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to various health benefits, including a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Coffee is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients that contribute to overall health.

Can I drink coffee while pregnant?

While moderate caffeine intake (around 200-300 milligrams per day) is generally considered safe during pregnancy, excessive consumption should be avoided. Pregnant women should consult healthcare professionals about their caffeine intake to ensure the health of both mother and baby.

What's the best time of day to drink coffee?

The ideal time to drink coffee varies based on individual preferences and lifestyle. Some enjoy it as a morning ritual to kickstart the day, while others prefer it as an afternoon pick-me-up. It's essential to consider how caffeine affects sleep and avoid consuming coffee too close to bedtime if it disrupts sleep quality.

How can I store specialty coffee beans to maintain freshness?

To maintain the freshness and flavor of specialty coffee beans, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place away from sunlight, moisture, heat, and strong odors. Avoid storing coffee beans in the refrigerator, as this can lead to moisture condensation and loss of flavor. For more information read our blog :

Carlo Granito, President & Founder

Carlo Granito

President & Founder

Carlo Granito, a passionate humanitarian and entrepreneur, planted the seeds of Terra Coffee & Tea in Montreal in 1978 at the young age of 23. Driven by the values instilled by his father, Carlo's commitment to honesty, integrity, and a deep love for quality coffee and tea shines through every aspect of our business.

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