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A landmark study from two top-tier universities has found a correlation between coffee and some lifespan-extending health outcomes (specifically, liver function and immune response). The authors of the study caution jumping to conclusions, but we all know what this means: Coffee Saves Lives!

One of the studies, the most comprehensive of its kind yet, involved data from 500K+ people across ten European countries and 16 years of follow-up research. The other study found the same health benefits across a broader range of population type (e.g. race) and also found that both decaf and regular coffee provided the same health benefits. 

What positive health benefits do you experience from your daily cup(s) of joe? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Inc.

UPDATE: We've been featured in ABC 7 Chicago's "Chicago Proud" segment for this effort!

Javaya is excited to announce that we've partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company this holiday season to donate over 130 pounds of craft coffee to troops on the front lines. We've also secured another 10 pounds of donated coffee from Ipsento Coffee of Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. This announcement comes in conjunction with our official launch of Coffee For Courage, our new charitable mission to bring "a taste of home" to those defending America's freedom abroad.

Javaya is partnering with local coffee roasters, military combat veterans, local businesses, and the military to bring the absolute best small batch premium local coffees directly to troops on the front lines around the world.

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Here at Javaya, we take freshness very seriously. It's built into everything we do. It's our obsession. At the end of the day, we simply believe that fresh coffee is the best coffee. But don't take our word for it.

According to this article, citing coffee consultant and expert Sherri Jones, there are very specific guidelines for how to treat your fresh beans. 

Here is our tl;dr summary of the article:

  1. Don't freeze them. Don't refrigerate them.
  2. Store them in a clean, airtight, non-porous container.
  3. Buy fresh coffee! You'll find a great selection right here on Javaya
  4. Buy small quantities
  5. Consume it quickly
  6. There are lots of things you can do with stale beans. Making coffee with them isn't one of them.

Cool fact about Metropolis…

Co-Founder Jeff Dreyfuss knows 11 languages, and speaks four of them – Spanish, Indonesian, Japanese and Italian – relatively fluently. He also speaks Polish, French, Russian, German, Arabic and Portuguese at varying degrees of fluency.

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Cool fact about Passion House...

The philosophy at Passion House is simple: be good to others and great coffee will follow. 

As their name suggests, Passion House was born out of, well, a passion for coffee.  These guys truly love what they do and they want to share it with people. 

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Cool fact about Ipsento…

Their mantra is “The best coffees tell stories.”  We couldn’t agree more!!

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Cool fact about Big Shoulders…

Founder Tim Coonan is a former chef, working in Chicago, France, and New York. He also ran restaurants in Michigan, and has teaching experience at Washburne Culinary Institute and the French Pastry School.

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Cool fact about Groundswell…

Groundswell’s West Loop location features a pair of Oji Kyoto-style slow-drip towers.  These gorgeous towers use the variable of (lots of) time, not temperature, to extract a brew that's more refined and aromatic than cold brew methods that require steeping grounds completely in water.  Good things come to those who wait!

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