History Of Coffee

Ever wondered from where does your favorite cup of coffee come from? Or what was the history behind coffee becoming one of the most preferred beverages across the world?

Coffee was discovered in 17th Century by a goatherd in Ethiopia who found that his goats were extra energetic after eating fruits from a particular plant. He tried eating the fruit himself but found out that they were bitter. He angrily tossed the remaining fruit that he had in the water that he was boiling for himself to eat. To his surprise, he found out that the boiling water had a pleasing aroma to it. He decided to taste the water out of curiosity, and to his surprise he found himself rejuvenated and less hungry!

Despite the Ethiopians and Arabs guarding their coffee plantations with utmost care, many foreigners including a few Indians managed to smuggle the coffee beans out of the region and started planting them in South Asia and South-East Asian countries. As a result of which, the popularity of coffee not only grew but it also started becoming one of the most sought beverages across the world.

Coffee is extremely popular in India especially down in the south. Coffee growth is also extensive in this part of the country. There are vast coffee plantations in places like Coorg, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Yercaud, being the prominent ones.

There’s a lot that goes into the processing and making of the coffee that you have back at the comfort of your homes or cafes. But let us tell you one thing, when you enjoy taking your first sip of coffee, we find every effort that we have taken worth every moment of it!

Happy brewing and drinking!

Go Green!

We all know how coffee is most of our lifelines! And now, we have something better and healthier for you, which is the one and only, “Green Coffee!” Do you know all the amazing benefits of green coffee? If not, here we are to enlighten you on the wonderful things this coffee can do to you apart from falling in love with it..

Green Coffee beans are unroasted seeds of the plant Coffea Arabica. During roasting, the natural antioxidants present in the coffee beans are removed, which is not at all beneficial for our health. But as these green coffee beans do not go through the same procedure, they are considered as highly beneficial for our overall health. Below are some of the benefits:

  • Fat burner: These beans contain large amount of kelp. It is a certain type of seaweed loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. So, it helps in maintaining the levels of nutrients in our body and perks up the burning metabolism of our body so that we can burn out unwanted fat and calories fast.
  • Rich in anti-oxidants: They are rich in antioxidants, which reduces the damaging effects of free radicals in our body. The raw and unprocessed green coffee beans possess 100% pure Chlorogenic Acid (CGA), which is basically an ester of caffeic acid having strong antioxidant properties. It can put a check on the levels of glucose in our bloodstream and prevent our skin cells from getting dented.

  • Goodbye Diabetes: These green beans are also capable of treating Type 2 Diabetes successfully. Their extract is known to lower high levels of sugar in our bloodstream, while accelerating weight loss.
  • Aging? (What’s that?): These beans are also known to retain high levels of volatile materials as they do not need to undergo the roasting procedure. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Theophylline, Epigallocatechin Gallate, etc. are some of such ingredients that can help us maintain our skin health and avert the appearance of wrinkles. (Wink Wink)
  • Dreamy silky hair: Antioxidant content of green coffee beans is equally beneficial for our hair. As it helps us fight against everything toxic and damaging, our hair remains strong, healthy and beautiful.

It’s just beautiful how nature works its natural way to help us out. So, Go Green! Give this coffee a try and see how it makes a difference, y

COFFEE TRADITIONS (DISCLAIMER: Drool-worthy)

Good Morning, Coffee Lovers! How have you been doing? How’s the caffeine treating you? Letting you survive each day, we hope. We know that a lot of you beautiful people love coffee to an extent, but did you know how it’s made around the world? It’s quite interesting and will make your taste buds tingle (OBVIOUSLY). With that said, let’s grab an aromatic cup of coffee and read ahead!

  • India: Indian filter coffee, which is extremely popular in the south, is very slowly brewed using a special filter device and served in a metal tumbler. Extremely potent, it is usually mixed with milk and sugar before being enjoyed. (Oh, you lovely thing!)

  • Cuba: Coffee has been an integral part of life in Cuba since the 18th century. A café Cubano is a sweet and strong espresso which is mixed with sugar while it brews.

  • Japan: In Japan, both hot and cold coffee is readily available in cans from vending machines and supermarkets.

  • Mexico: Café de olla is a delicious spiced coffee, flavored with a cinnamon stick and an unrefined sugar called piloncillo. The drink is traditionally served in clay pots, which are said to impart a slightly earthy taste to the drink. (OMG!)

  • Vietnam: Iced coffee is enjoyed all over the world. In Vietnam, the drink is usually made with dark roast coffee and sweetened condensed milk. (Busy drooling…)

  • Ethiopia: It is the birthplace of coffee. Women often spend 2-3 hours making the coffee, from roasting the beans to serving it to family and guests and use a special spouted pot known as a jebena to make it. Talk about traditions!

  • Turkey: A Turkish proverb tells us that “Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love”. Making the perfect Turkish cup involves boiling extremely finely-ground coffee beans in a pot known as a cevze, with sugar and water, before pouring the drink into small cups. Just wow!

  • Austria: There’s nothing better than relaxing in a beautiful Austrian coffee house with a wiener melange – a delicious cappuccino-style drink of coffee topped with milk foam. Holy mother of coffee! ❤️

 

Super cool, isn’t it? This surely calls for a re-fill! What say? 😉

COFFEE – YOUR TRUE BUDDY!

Question to all the coffee aficionados out there! Don’t you agree to this fact that coffee is your ultimate lifeline? Ever imagined a world without coffee? Let’s not even go there, right? To those who agree without hesitation or a thought that this is a fact after all, cheers! But, to those who did hesitate to answer this thinking, “Really?”- below are few of the major reasons why coffee is craved by so many.

Let’s begin with having mind blowing conversations over it. There are always beautiful and memorable memories behind a cuppa’ coffee. For instance, a date. Though this is a modern world where dates happen at a bar or at a diner, a simple date over a hot cup of coffee is not quite dead yet (YAY). Most cafés and coffee shops have art on the walls, music playing and various topics to talk about as you grab your caffeine fix. This can be great material for your conversation.

Then, we have the serious dragging business meetings? Solution: COFFEE! Caffeine helps you focus better. It is a stimulant that makes you more alert and awake. Nobody wants to discuss business with someone who is sluggish or distracted, right? Just one cup of regular coffee might be all you need to get physically/mentally set for the meet and raise the tempo of your discussion.

How about that dreadful Sunday morning? Sunday morning can be despised by some, after the Saturday night party- when you are super hungover and feeling energy-less after being pumped up the whole night…rings a bell? Lemon juice can only be a temporary feel good remedy. But coffee can make your Sunday morning so lively and amazing that you are going to forget that you ever were having ‘them blues.’

When you are chilling with yourself in peace, you must try this deadly combo of happiness. Something you love doing (reading a good book maybe?) + Coffee = Peace of mind. There is this uncanny connection between books and coffee that goes beyond the feeling of coziness induced when we wrap one hand around a warm mug and use the other hand to turn the pages of whatever you are reading. It is a lovely feeling that no words can do justice to. You should just check it out and see for yourself.

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Coffee is pure pleasure and satisfaction redefined- can’t deny it. This can go on and on, you know? There is no end to describe why coffee is literally your lifeline and can make this world a much better place- always, any day, anywhere and anytime!
As the poet R.M. Engelhardt once wrote, “A cup of coffee is this little thing that can get us through this sometimes weary world and all the rainy days.”

4 Interesting ways to infuse green coffee for weight loss!

A hot cuppa – Isn’t it the perfect pick-me-up? Your morning cup of coffee can actually help you lose those pounds! How you ask? Green coffee! Green coffee beans are simply coffee beans that have not been roasted. Its main active ingredients are compounds known as chlorogenic acids, which are said to be responsible for its weight-loss effects if combined with a healthy diet and decent amounts of exercise.

Here are the different ways you can brew yourself a power-packed cup of green coffee:

  1. Green coffee infused with mint leaves:

Add a few mint leaves to your steaming hot cup of green coffee. Let it rest in your cup for five minutes, before drinking it. Mint is known to help with bloating and keeping other stomach issues at bay when you are trying to lose weight. Moreover, it will help flush out unwanted toxins.

  1. Green coffee infused with ginger:

Add a teaspoon of finely crushed ginger while you are brewing your green coffee. Do not strain it immediately. Let it sit for 5 minutes before you strain and drink it. Ginger contains a substance called gingerol which has a thermic effect on the body. It also aids in increasing insulin sensitivity.

  1. Green coffee infused with turmeric:

Don’t judge! This combination might not seem too appetizing; however it is known to work the best. Add ½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder to your green coffee. Turmeric is known to aid in weight loss. It reduces inflammation, increases insulin sensitivity and boosts metabolism.

  1. Green coffee infused with Cinnamon:

Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties and aids in regulating blood sugar levels while improving insulin sensitivity.  To make a powerful cup of coffee, use cinnamon infused water to make it. All you have to do is add 1 inch of a cinnamon stick to a cup of water and leave it there overnight.  Cinnamon also helps to sweeten your coffee naturally. Win-win!

We’re almost reaching the end of the year which means it’s time for resolutions! If it happens to be fitness, stay tuned for VERO’s Natural Green Coffee Capsules! Coming soon!

Coffee Makes The World Go Round

Well, it is no surprise that coffee is one of the most relished beverages across the globe. From morning until night, people find various excuses to consume a cuppa and why not? In the morning, coffee is known to ‘wake you up’ because it refreshes you while in the evenings it is consumed by people as a means to socialize. At night it keeps you awake so that you can complete your projects in time while at other times it is just ‘a break’ to get up from your desk.

You probably have heard about a lot of variations of coffee coming from various parts of the world. Whether your choice is a Macchiato or an espresso shot, the fact of the matter is that all of these variants have ‘coffee’ in common. Some like it hot while some like it cold; some like more milk while others prefer none. Coffee is also a witness to so many experiences. From seeing someone working late night to being a silent spectator to two lovers sharing a conversation, a cup of coffee has seen it all.

Since coffee makes the world go round and everyone has a different taste, why should anyone settle for a taste and a variant that the rest of the world likes? It is possible to add a touch of your own imagination but for that, you need to brew it yourself. There is a whole new reason to start the coffee process afresh! Brewing your own coffee might sound like a whole lot of work but if you have the right kind of machine and the right kind of coffee, then it is not really a task. Vero’s coffee machines and capsules are all you need to start with. Coffee capsules are premium and equipped with finely ground coffee beans to give you the perfect blend of taste and quality.
With a hectic schedule, you are already juggling between work, home, passions, dreams and socializing. The best way to refresh yourself is to sit back in your couch at home with the perfectly brewed coffee. You are the barista and you can serve yourself your favourite coffee right in the comfort of your home. What can be more blissful than this?
While coffee makes the world go round, you need to know how the world of coffee can serve you the best cup of the day. Brew it, stir it and sip on!

4 reasons to switch to green coffee!

Go green!

Yes, even with your choice of beverage!

Whether you need an early morning or midnight boost-the most universally loved beverage is a hot cup of coffee! You can make a healthier choice by switching it up with green coffee! Green coffee beans are unroasted, which helps in retaining the natural antioxidants present in them. Besides providing refreshment, green coffee comes with a slew of health benefits- it boosts metabolism, provides natural detoxification, enhances immunity by protection from various bacterial infections and aids in weight management.

What if we told you green coffee beans are known to have quite a few vanity related benefits? Here are four reasons that will make you hop on to the green coffee bandwagon!

  1. Aids in slowing down the signs of ageing:

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As green coffee beans do not undergo the procedure of being roasted, they retain good amounts of volatile materials. Epigallocatechin, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Gallate, Theophylline, etc. are some of the contents that remain behind and help to maintain skin health and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

2. Helps in moisturizing skin:

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Besides being rich in antioxidants, green coffee beans are also heavily laden with fatty acids like Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Arahidic Acid which helps to moisturize and nourish the skin making it supple and helps in preventing discoloration, sagging and other damaging effects.

3. Aids in preventing hair damage:

The bountiful antioxidant content present in green coffee beans is also very beneficial for your gorgeous mane. Antioxidants help the body fight against everything that is damaging and toxic and thus, consumption of these very antioxidants helps in keeping hair healthy, strong and beautiful!

4. Helps in burning excess fat:

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When consumed while following a healthy diet along with a good exercise schedule, green coffee has been known to aid in burning excess fat. This is due to the presence of the substance chlorogenic acid, which is believed to be responsible for these effects. It is known to help the body in burning glucose and stored fat.

All in all, Vero’s Natural Green Coffee Capsules are definitely worth a try if you’re looking to take optimal care of your body, skin and hair!

 

Things we love about coffee

Everyone likes to do things in their unique ways. While some get their adrenaline rush by jumping out of a plane with a parachute, others delve beneath calm waters to explore the ocean.

“To each, their own”, as they often say, and this is certainly true even when it comes to the little things like how they prefer their coffee.

Vero gives you the freedom to immerse yourself in a world of wonderful and different flavours. This includes the classical Seven-Seeds, the exotic Arabica 100%, the mesmerising Anamalais and the refreshing Coorg. Feel free to experiment and and add a little personal touch of your own, so that you enjoy your coffee the way you like it.

Like your coffee darker than a new moon night? Go for it! Prefer your coffee to be as light as a feather? No one’s stopping you. Go on and enjoy your coffee in your favourite shade.

How do you like your coffee?

Take the first step towards becoming a coffee connoisseur with our mini-guide on the different roasts and their characteristics.

 

Light Roasts
Light roasts have a light brown colour and a light body, with no oil on the surface of the beans. This kind of roast has a toasted grain taste and distinct acidity to it. The original flavors of the bean are retained to a greater extent when compared to darker roasted coffees and they also have more caffeine content.

Medium Roasts
Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in color with more body than light roasts. While they have no oil on the bean surfaces, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts. This gives them a more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity. Caffeine content of medium roasts is lower than light roasts but more than darker roasts.

Dark Roasts
Dark roasted coffees are a darker shade that closely resembles chocolate. These roasts have a distinct sheen of oil on the surface, which is clearly visible in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. The coffee’s original flavors are overpowered during the roasting process and will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is substantially decreased compared to other roasts.

Spanish Roasts
Spanish (alt. Dark French, Neapolitan) is the name of a degree of roast resulting in nearly completely black beans. Spanish-roasted beans have a shiny surface from the oils on the bean surface. Coffee brewed this roast will have none of its original flavours. Instead, the coffee will have a thin body and a dominant charred taste throughout.

Now with this information at your fingertips, you get to decide which shade of coffee roast is the one for you, and take one step towards being a coffee connoisseur in your own right.

 

The Culture of Modern Coffee Drinkers

blog-img2-topThe history of coffee is infused with legend. The legend is said to have begun with sleepless goats. Coffee has become the world’s most popular drink after water since the 19th century. While coffee has been charming people since time immemorial there is nothing one can do except fall head-over-heels all over again!
With the technology advancing and our demand rising, the beverage too has taken to surprising the modern coffee connoisseurs with the spectacular VERO.

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VERO Coffee brings to you authentic flavours tailor made for individual taste, infused in special capsules. It brings a twist to coffee lovers by treating them to a café styled coffee right at home.

 

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VERO’s premium blends come from the best coffee plantations across India.  Superior quality is the drive behind every VERO capsule and discovering new frontiers of taste is behind every coffee lover’s relish!

 

Globally, coffee is an ancient tradition, although each country varies in its preparation methods. No matter how or where: all over the world, coffee brings people together and encourages socialisation“.

In today’s day coffee can be considered as a hot ICE-BREAKER. People brainstorm with coffee in hand, have soul-searching conversations over coffee, enjoy a spilling the beans session with friends and many more.

Coffee-breaks on the other hand is one of the most relaxing and interactive breaks introduced by man.

At the end of the day one wants to dive into a coffee the way each of us love to drink!

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Discover what makes our coffee capsule deliver the perfect coffee

You love your cup of coffee. The aroma, the texture and the taste energise all your senses. But, if grinding the beans, spooning out the ground coffee, or boiling the kettle is too troublesome for you. Then Vero could be the thing you are looking for. Vero packs all the joys of coffee into a hassle-free, disposable, plastic capsule, delivering the perfect cup at a push of a button.

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How do we do this? Let’s start with our coffee capsule.  Similar to a teabag, the coffee capsule is designed to deliver a pre-portioned serving of exquisite coffee. But, what makes these capsules special?

Like the best of wines, the process of making the best coffee starts from selecting the finest raw materials. From premium coffee plantations across India, red, cherry shaped coffee fruits are harvested, when they are perfectly ripe.  The fruits are hand-picked to guarantee the best quality.

Superior quality is the drive behind every Vero capsule. To ensure each and every cup is perfect, the beans are removed from the fruit and then sorted by size and density. Then finally it is sorted by colour, both by hand and electronically.

After sorting, the beans are roasted to enhance the taste. The perfect roasting is determined by time, temperature and other factors suited to the blend. Since poor roasting can ruin the finest coffee, an expert develops a specific roast profile for each blend, to deliver an authentic coffee experience.

Grinding releases the hidden aromas in coffee. The grind technique enhances the flavour and adds texture to every coffee. Since every coffee is different, the grinding technique used is different for different blends.

Finally, the coffee is packed in a capsule and sealed, so that nothing can interfere with the quality of the coffee when it is delivered straight to your cup.