In this short video, founders Andrew Salisbury and Jon Butcher discuss Purity’s relentless focus on health throughout every step of the production chain. From the beans we select to how the coffee is packaged, no corners are ever cut at the expense of health benefits. This strict adherence to our core standards is what sets Purity apart from any other coffee company in the world.
While there are many coffees produced today which claim to be good for you, the signature process we have developed ensures you’re getting the healthiest coffee available…period. The reason for this is very simple: we optimize for health benefits during every single step of the production process.
We select only the highest-grade organic green coffee beans then laboratory test them to make sure they meet our standard.
We customize our roasts for each lot of green coffee to make certain it contains minimum toxins and maximum health benefits.
We pack our coffee to ensure that Purity retains its health profile and arrives to your door as fresh as the day it was roasted.
Each season we lab test high-altitude, organically grown Arabica beans from farms around the world to determine which coffees meet or exceed Purity’s standards. From Indonesia to Costa Rica, from Ethiopia to Brazil, our mission is to find the highest quality coffee that fit the 5 criteria of our Purity Health Profile.
We estimate less than 1% of coffees worldwide fit all 5 of these...
Organic coffees have been produced by following approved methods of agriculture and handling. These methods integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices, including cycling of resources, promoting ecological balance, and conserving biodiversity.
The highest standard of coffee with the least number of defects is classified as “specialty grade” and that is the Purity starting point. Green coffee defects are substandard coffee beans that can occur for a multitude of reasons: Adverse climate conditions, poor agricultural, harvesting and processing practices, and problematic transportation or storage of the coffee. Some of these defects are difficult to avoid, but others can be avoided. Regardless, to get defect-free coffee, most coffee must be sorted, so that whatever defects remain are removed.
For most coffee companies, taste is the main reason for removing certain defects. For Purity, health is the main reason, because some bean defects can lead to microorganisms, toxins like Ochratoxin A, or an uneven roast profile, which can create unwanted PAHs.
Mold and mycotoxins are a serious health concern, with accepted levels for consumption differing from country to country. Mycotoxins form from some molds. If mycotoxins are present, only a small amount can be eliminated at high roast temperatures. Unfortunately, these high temperatures may increase the formation of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and eliminate healthy chlorogenic acids (polyphenols) in coffee. Therefore, we test our coffee as it passes through each step of the supply chain, ensuring it is free from contamination.
We not only care about the health of our coffee — we care about the health of the people who produce it and the environment in which it is grown. Sustainable agriculture is “an integrated system of plant and animal production practices that will last over the long term”. These integrated practices include:
Less than 1% of coffees worldwide fit all 5 of these criteria and we search diligently for coffees that do. All Purity Coffee is specialty grade coffee, but not all specialty grade coffee is Purity Coffee.
After choosing coffees that meet our Purity Health Profile, we test to see which ones are highest in antioxidant compounds, lowest in asparagines (a precursor to acrylamide), and contain no mycotoxins.
We then create a roasting profile specifically to that particular lot of coffee to maximize health benefits and minimize health risks.
We analyze the results of different roast curves, comparing the time and temperature of the beans at different points of the roast, and which curve nets the most positive health attributes.
As the bean is roasted, healthy chlorogenic acids and other desirable antioxidant compounds diminish. Our goal is to be highest in antioxidant compounds. We roast to maximize chlorogenic acids, so we experiment with different curves and test the results for the profile that retained the most of these special compounds.
In the beginning of the roasting process, acrylamide is formed and is broken down later in the roast, so if the bean is under-roasted there will be higher levels of acrylamide, which is unhealthy for you. We roast to decrease acrylamide. Acrylamide cannot be totally avoided, but can be greatly decreased through a proper roasting protocol. We do not under-roast.
Over-roasting coffee may form polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are carcinogenic. PAHs in the roasted coffee beans are dependent on roasting temperature and roasting time. We carefully choose when to end the roasting cycle to eliminate PAH content in our coffee.
We prepare, organize, document and send off our profile samples for testing. Our scientists are evaluating the data and developing standards as we submit green coffees and roast profiles to them.
In other words, at Purity, as we roast for health, we hope you will enjoy the flavor as much as the peace in knowing your coffee is the healthiest we can make it.
Virtually every food will eventually oxidize or spoil. Coffee is no exception – it stales. Fresh coffee is simply better for you. Purity employs the most current industry practices to keep the coffee’s antioxidants from degrading and oils from turning rancid. With Purity, you receive coffee as fresh as the day it was roasted.
We believe coffee retains optimal health benefits as whole beans for up to 20 days after roasting. This is the best time to experience the amazing flavors, fresh bloom, the energy that you will notice in your body and the clarity you’ll notice in your mind. It’s not just the caffeine you’re feeling… Rather, it’s the sustained energy derived from consuming one of the richest sources of antioxidant compounds on earth.
These marvelous qualities start to fade after 20-30 days. When coffee goes bad, the oils become rancid, the organic materials stale and the taste has distinct bitterness, sourness and dull wood flavor.
Coffee may languish on supermarket shelves and in warehouses for months, losing more flavor and growing more and more stale over time. As a result, both the coffee’s fresh, bright flavor and some of the health benefits are already on a downward spiral by the time a consumer puts it in the shopping cart. This is why so many of the coffees sold in supermarkets are labeled without reference to their “roasted on” dates, making it impossible for you to determine how fresh they are.
As a Purity Coffee Subscriber, you receive your coffee every month and it arrives to you as soon as the delivery vehicle can get it there. That means the coffee is fresh and tastes great, but it’s also better for you than most coffee that has been roasted months before you get the chance to buy it.
Once you have tried freshly roasted Purity Coffee, you will notice the difference, not only in how it tastes, but how it makes you feel. Most of our customers report feeling a sustained, clean energy, without the jitters and upset stomach that comes from ingesting a stale coffee.
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Utilizing coffee’s rule-of-thumb to keep peak freshness for each cup.
Raw “green” coffee beans are acceptable for 15 months if stored correctly.
Roasted coffee is at its best for 15 days, if stored correctly.
After it’s ground, coffee should be consumed within 15 minutes to get the maximum health benefits.
Fresh coffee is healthy coffee.