If you鈥檙e a coffee aficionado, you probably know that science has already proven some major benefits to drinking a reasonable amount of coffee (read: not 10 cups) per day. Based on recent research, it聽looks like your聽coffee habit can help reduce your risks of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, which seems like a pretty great deal to us. Plus, it鈥檚 super yummy. That鈥檚 why when we heard about Afineur鈥檚 new coffee product named Culture Coffee, we were totally stoked. Originally launched on Kickstarter 鈥 like so many other awesome company ideas 鈥 the coffee producer focuses on creating products that utilize 鈥渃ontrolled natural fermentations鈥 in order to create more digestible and overall healthier products. Fancy!

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You may have heard of fermented foods before, and while their name sounds kind of gross, they鈥檙e known to be sources of probiotics. Foods like kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut and tempeh contain those friendly聽bacterias that aid digestion and boost your immune system like whoa. Afineur鈥檚 company website explains that they use the natural fermentation process before roasting their coffee beans in order to give it extra-special qualities like 鈥渆xtremely low bitterness with shining fruity, floral, and chocolaty notes while easier on the stomach.鈥 Seems聽pretty great to us.

But does the coffee contain adequate聽levels of friendly bacteria, as other drinks like kombucha do? According to what the founder, Camille Delebecque, PhD, told Well + Good, not quite. 鈥淚t isn鈥檛 [technically] probiotic because the beans are shelf-stabilized,鈥 Dr. Delebecque explained. But聽can this coffee still help with gut issues? Absolutely. Because the bitter parts of the coffee are removed during fermentation, this java is not only even more delicious than a normal brew, but it鈥檚 also way less likely to cause GI issues, especially for those who deal with acid reflux. In fact, the coffee may even be more suitable for people with more serious conditions like IBS, who often can鈥檛 drink coffee at all.

So to sum up, this coffee tastes better and is gentler on your stomach than anything else out there on the market. Next up, the聽company is planning a 鈥渇ood revolution.鈥 We鈥檒l have to stay tuned to find out exactly what that means!

Have you tried Afineur鈥檚 coffee? If so, tell us what you think @BritandCo!聽

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