Discovered during the 12th century in Ethiopia, coffee is now a universal beverage. Coffee is the first agricultural commodity traded in the world and the second raw material in value after oil. It is a huge economic stake! Coffee is the first consumed beverage in the world after water, far beyond wine!
For many of us, coffee is the very first thing in the morning. As soon as we get out from bed, the machine is ready for this energy shot. It’s the first one of a long series of cups during the day…
Coffee & Health
Spiced Ayurvedic Coffee
Why this recipe?
Vata * individuals are already hyperactive, spending their time running everywhere and tend to be agitated and to disperse energy. They are more vulnerable to dehydration, constipation and insomnia. For them, coffee consumption should be limited. The sweet, salty and sour tastes balance Vata.
Pitta ** are brilliant people active and determined. Also with a tendency to hyperactivity. They tend to develop inflammation and acidity. Just as Vata, Pitta should control its coffee consumption. The sweet, bitter and astringent tastes are good for Pitta.
The Kaphas *** are the most stable individuals. They tend to gain weight and have a slow metabolism. There are those who benefit the most from the coffee and its digestive properties especially if it is black, without sugar and after the meal. The spicy, bitter and astringent tastes balance Kapha.
To antidote coffee for the 3 doshas, but also to take into account the fall season (and the rise of Vata), we chose to add spices and coconut oil in its preparation … These spices are good for the three doshas.
You can also use nutmeg (just a tip). It is heating and catabolic. It is nervine, sedative, carminative, stimulant and expectorant. Its action on the nervous system will decrease the exciting side of coffee and therefore limit the release of adrenaline. Some people do not necessarily like its very pronounced taste, so we haven’t added it to the recipe. However, its virtues combined with this recipe are beautiful and deserve our attention. So if you like its taste, try it! Otherwise the basic recipe suits you best!
Ayurveda is based on the theory of the 3 doshas.
The doshas are fundamental energies of the body and organizational principles that govern physiological and psychological functions of the body. It is a system based on the 5 elements used to codify the functioning of the body, mind and soul.
There are three doshas:
Vata * = Air + Ether
Pitta ** = Fire + Water
Kapha *** = Water + Earth
To find out your constitution, a consultation with an Ayurvedic therapist is indicated.