Ok so I just had a few California figs and uhm my mouth is salivating!
The memories begun to flood back of summer desserts after long beach days of brandied figs served with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. You know the kind I am referring to? With real vanilla beans in it not coloring and a spec here and there. Our parents would bring it out and someone would light it on fire, everyone would cheer and clap, as if it hadn't been done for numerous nights before.
Ah figs you devil you.
Flash forward 20+ years to a drive along the Dalmation coast of Croatia. A quick roadside stop produced fresh figs and 30year aged Prosec, with a notion it would travel back as a gift. Needless to say the Prosec was so complimentary to those deep purple fresh seedy devilish figs...it was gone by morning.
Now here I am in Panama eating the very same figs I was raised on, albeit dried and suffering from fig nostalgia.
I am here to give a shout out to coffee...hey ho coffee.
Coffee is recognized for jitters, being a lifeline and irritating erratic heart arrhythmias!
But what you didn’t know and in this order are MY favorite 5 healthy things about coffee:
1. Coffee berry essential oil: Coffee essential oil is considered to be an excellent antioxidant. It is also used to fight depression, respiratory issues, stings, and fever and can be beneficial against general nausea. I love when I get really good grade coffee beans (like geisha) and they have the oil still on the roasted bean mmm that is so good for my skin, my joins, my mind go coffee go!
2. Drinking black coffee (decaf included), up to 5 cups a day can decrease your chances of diabetes by 50%! Yes you heard me a Harvard study suggest 5 cups of coffee a day (way too much for me that is 20 cups of water to stay hydrated!) can decrease your chance s of developing type 2 diabetes by 50! Kudos Coffee!
3. You taste so good in my coconut coffee mouss...