Founder's Roast: Alzheimer's Awareness
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Numerous scientific research studies have demonstrated strong associations between regular coffee consumption and protection against the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. While it is unclear as to which specific constituents in coffee are responsible for these protective effects, coffee contains a range of bioactive compounds, including caffeine, chlorogenic acid, and polyphenols - all of which have been shown to reduce neuroinflammation. However, Pyrocatechol, a component in roasted coffee that is produced by the thermal decomposition of chlorogenic acid, in particular, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects that inhibit the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.
In an effort to craft what we believe to be an ideal coffee specifically formulated to protect against Alzheimer’s, we sought to maximize the levels of pyrocatechol contained in this coffee. For this purpose, we followed the roast levels that were diagramed by a particular scientist (Fukuyama, 2018) whose study revealed pyrocatechol as a potent anti-inflammatory agent in the suppression of neurodegenerative disease. We are not making any specific health claims specific to this new Founder’s Roast, but based on the available science, we imagine it would be an outstanding coffee optimized for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
We hope you enjoy this latest limited-release Purity Coffee®. It is a result of our commitment to innovating and improving coffee’s positive impacts on specific areas of health as well as our desire to raise awareness about the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. In support of this noble cause, $2 from each bag sold will be donated to the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing women's Alzheimer's risk and providing crucial resources for prevention.
Read about the profound impact of coffee on cognition—explore our Coffee, Dementia, and Cognition: Literature Review.
- 100% Specialty-grade organic Arabica coffee
Purity Coffee contains only high-quality Arabica coffee beans with no additives or allergens.
Use clean, fresh, chemical-free water with some mineral content. Grind coffee fresh to match your brewing method. Use water around 200 degrees F (93 degrees C). Keep brewing equipment clean. Store coffee beans in an airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture.
- One 12 oz bag = about 25-30 8 oz cups of coffee