Cupuaçu: Better than Chocolate?

How to Boost Heart Health and Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with This Exotic Superfruit

If you’re a connoisseur of all things heart-healthy, then you’ve probably already heard about the heart-protecting benefits of cacao, the unprocessed beans used to make dark chocolate.  A recent study found that Continue reading

Is the Medicinal Herb Kratom Safe, Effective and an Alternative for Treating Pain, Anxiety and Depression?

Mitragyna speciosa, also known as “kratom,” is a plant native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia that has long been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat pain, boost energy, alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms, and promote feelings of wellness and happiness. But because Continue reading

Camu Camu

Did You Know…

… that the camu camu fruit has more vitamin C than any other known fruit in the world—and delivers miraculous therapeutic benefits?

Deep within the Peruvian Rainforest originates a berry so potent it can heal chronic diseases, Continue reading

Most Expensive Coffee Beans are harvested from Droppings of the Civet

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about coffee: The world’s most expensive coffee, kopi luwak (literally, “civet coffee”) is brewed from coffee beans that have been eaten and partially digested by the Asian palm civet, a catlike wild animal. The beans are harvested from the droppings of the civet and washed, and can be brewed into an aromatic coffee renowned for its low bitterness and excellent flavor.

According to coffee critic Chris Rubin, “The aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It’s thick with a hint of chocolate, and lingers on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste.”

A pound of kopi luwak can cost anywhere from $100 to $3,000, and a single cup may cost as much as $80. Traditionally, the coffee was so rare because harvesters had to scour  Continue reading