Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee "Big Fat Espresso" Blend
Big Fat Espresso! Don't let the name fool you--It is a Unique Blend of Indonesian and Central American Beans roasted to a Dark Italian Roast. It is my smoothest blend that makes a Great Cup of Coffee in your brewer as well as an Excellent Espresso! And--it's Stomach Friendly! Available in Whole Bean or Ground.
GENE HICKS GOURMET COFFEE NOW AT KOWALSKI’S GROCERY
I am proud to announce that “Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees" are now on the shelves at “Kowalski ‘s Woodbury Market" in Woodbury, Minnesota! The Woodbury, Minnesota Market is just one of nine of the Kowalski Family Markets. These Family Markets carry a wide selection of Natural, Organic and Unique Items. They have received many awards including “The Best Gourmet Grocery” and the “Best Run Family Grocery” in the Twin Cities Area. The Kowalski Woodbury Market is located at 8508 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, Minnesota and is open from 6 AM to 12 PM. Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays! Gene
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee News
Traveling to Ely, Minnesota? Find The Award Winning Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee at many Fine Restaurants, Coffee Shops and Retail Stores in the Heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Basketree Coffee Shop and Bakery hosts a Full Espresso Bar and Bakery which is located on Sheridan Street. This Ely Coffee Shop serves all 8 of Gene's Arabica Gourmet Coffee Blends, including the "Big Fat Espresso"! Whether your Favorite Shade Grown Blend is the Fishing, Campfire, Canoe, Good Morning, Signature, Sunset (Decaf), Green Horizons (Fair Trade Certified Organic) or Big Fat Espresso--you will have found the most Aromatic Stomach Friendly Coffee available! Enjoy one of The Basketree's Homemade Daily Soup’s and Sandwiches with your Cup of Fresh Brewed Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee, Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino or Latte. They also serve a variety of Hot & Cold Flavored Coffee Drinks, Smoothies, Chai and Hot Chocolate! The Basketree Bakes Fresh Bread, Bagels, Sweet Rolls, Scones, Cookies, and Pies Daily. To place an order for your party needs call 218-365-6010.
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee Holiday Gift Baskets
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee Gift Baskets make great gifts for Gourmet Coffee Lovers! They are packaged in a Festive Holiday Gift Basket with a Holiday Bow! We will also include a personalized gift card. Choose one to fit your needs from our website store or contact us and we'll make one to suit your personnal taste. And--we'll ship to any destination in the U.S.... Holiday Baskets are available now thru December 10th. For large orders contact us now. We'll ship them on your requested date. Gene
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee
Autumn leaves are falling and it's the season to enjoy the Full Flavored Taste and Aroma of Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees! Many of you have told me "It's The Finest Gourmet Coffee" that you have ever found! It is no accident that my Coffee Blends are Full Flavored and Stomach Friendly. My Master Roaster travels the world and selects only the highest elevation Premium Arabica Coffee Beans directly from the plantation farmers. We do not warehouse our coffee. It is roasted, blended and packaged weekly. By using only Premium Arabica Beans with the Award Winning Roasting Process the result is obvious in every Cup Brewed! Enjoy one of my 8 Blends! Choose from Fishing, Campfire, Canoe, Good Morning, Signature, Green Horizons (FTCO), Big Fat Espresso and Sunset (DECAF).
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee--Ely Bound
I just had to acknowledge all of my customers who visit my home town of Ely. Many of them take time to say “Hello” while I’m stocking the shelves at Zups Food Market or Northland Market. I always enjoy the conversation and like to be able to put a face to a customers’ name. For those of you who have never heard about or been to Ely, MN---- It sits next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota and borders Canada. We are about 2 hours from Duluth and about 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul. Although we are definitely a small town tourist area, Ely has been able to maintain its’ legend of being family oriented. Ely is a town that grabs your heart and makes you want to return! While canoeing attracts some people, Ely also offers many lakes where motors are allowed. Many travelers come to enjoy the peacefulness of the Superior National Forest. Ely is known as the “End of The Road” as all highways end just outside of town. Go any further and you’re at the edge of a lake! The accommodations range from modern to rustic to campsites.
If you are traveling to Ely;
While in Ely you can enjoy a cup at The Chocolate Moose, The Grand Ely Lodge, Stony Ridge Café, Basketree Bakery, RockWood Bar & Grill… Or pick up a bag from Piragis Northwoods Outfitter, Zups Food Market, Ely Northland Market, Timber Trail Lodge, Adventure Inn, A Stay In Ely, Dorothy Molter Museum or Spirit of the Wilderness (just to name a few). If you would like to be able to purchase my coffees in your home town just have your favorite store contact us.
Gene Hicks Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
My Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans (Chebs) will be available for only a few more weeks. Since they are preservative free the warming outdoor temps do not allow for shipping. Only the best Kenya Coffee Beans are used...roasted to perfection! They are covered in a rich 100% premium cocoa butter chocolate which results in a delicious espresso taste....smooth, not bitter! Available in 2 oz and 4 oz pkgs.
Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffee/Interesting Research
Thought I'd pass this along to all of my coffee drinking customers! The Journal of the National Cancer Institute released information in their February 16, 2005 publication concerning coffee and cancer. Their findings show that coffee consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of some cancers. It seems that coffee contains antioxidants and whether you drink regular or decaf there are benefits to coffee consumption showing that there may be a reduced risk of some cancers.
Gene Hicks Coffee and Health Info
Drink to Your Health Coffee as Health Food? Report Supplied by the National Coffee Association of the USA When does a menu item become a health food? While there's no simple answer, 19,000 primarily positive scientific studies surely meet even the toughest criteria. Coffee has been through the scientific ringer, you might say, and almost invariably has come out with flying colors. Over the past few decades, not only have old myths about coffee gone the way of the Edsel, but significant positive health benefits have been uncovered through intense and exacting scientific inquiry. Existing evidence suggests that coffee may simply need to update its image to match the facts. Antioxidant Powerhouse Probably the best kept secret about coffee is that it delivers more antioxidants than even the latest antioxidant bellwether, green tea. Green coffee beans contain about 1,000 antioxidants, and the brewing process adds 300 more. The roasting process, by the way, creates its own set of healthful compounds which, like some antioxidants, are unique to coffee alone. Coffee, in fact, has four times the antioxidant content of green tea, according to a study conducted in Switzerland by the Nestle Research Center and recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The study found that coffee also outruns cocoa, herbal teas and red wine. Of course, precise antioxidant content varies from cup to cup, depending on the type of bean (Robustas have twice the antioxidants of Arabicas, although the difference is reduced in the roasting process) and the level of solubles? in the cup, determined by the brewing method, time and amount of coffee used. The health benefits of antioxidants are broad, since the compounds neutralize errant molecules known as free radicals. These electrically unbalanced cells kill healthy cells as they try to stabilize themselves by robbing sub-atomic particles. This process has been implicated in premature aging, cardiovascular disease, degenerative brain disorders, cancer, cataracts, the decline of the immune and nervous system, and other health problems. Type II Diabetes Just a few weeks ago, there was significant media attention surrounding a Harvard School of Public Health study that established a firm link between coffee and the prevention of Type II, or adult-onset diabetes. The largest study of its kind ever conducted, it tracked 125,000 people over a period of 12 to 18 years, and found that the risk of developing diabetes could be cut in half in men and reduced by 30% in women. Results also suggested that unique coffee compounds contribute to the beneficial effect. Other caffeinated beverages did not offer the same level of protection, and decaffeinated coffee provided lesser protection, while decaffeinated tea offered none. The research also showed that the more coffee one drinks, the greater the protection. Men who drank six or more cups a day reduced their diabetes risk by 54%, four to five cups by 29% and one to three by 7%. In women, the figures were, respectively, 29%, 30% and 1%. Results were adjusted to offset other risk factors such as age, weight and exercise, and so coffee drinking was isolated as the cause of the benefit. Colon Cancer Another coffee compound has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. While scientists had long suspected a connection between coffee and cancer protection, last fall German researchers identified the link. A powerful antioxidant found almost exclusively in coffee, methylpyridinium, boosts blood enzymes widely believed to protect against colon cancer. Methylpyridinium is formed in the roasting process from a chemical found naturally in coffee beans. The stronger the coffee, the study also found, the higher the level of the compound, with darker roasts containing two to three times more than medium roasts. Parkinsons Disease At least six independent studies have confirmed a link between coffee drinking and the prevention of Parkinsons Disease. The research shows that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are 60 to 80% less likely to develop Parkinsons. Three of the studies also show that the more they drink, the lower the risk. Performance Booster Research has also proved that, in addition to protecting against disease, coffee has a positive functional impact on an array of human activities. A study published in Current Sports Medicine Reports found that the caffeine in coffee improves performance and endurance during prolonged, exhaustive exercise. To a lesser extent, it also boosts short-term, high-intensity athletic performance, as well as enhances concentration, reduces fatigue and heightens alertness. The reason lies in caffeines effect on brain receptors, enabling better energy uptake. A Brazilian study has determined that drinking a few cups of coffee a day will also increase male fertility. According to scientists at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the caffeine in coffee appears to increase sperm motility, that is, the speed at which they move. Since sperm hyperactivity is critical to fertilization, heightened motility increases the odds of pregnancy. Other studies have shown that coffee and caffeine also have a positive influence on mental function. Coffee increases alertness and improves performance on tests of mental function. Other Benefits Research continues every day on coffee, caffeine and health. Hundreds of new studies are published every month by scientists and research institutes around the world. In fact, the NCAA's Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), a committee of scientists, doctors and serious students of health issues, monitors and analyzes the scientific literature on a regular basis. SAG also selectively funds promising research proposals for completion. The literature reveals many other benefits of coffee drinking as well. Coffee consumption has been proven to cut the risk of liver cirrhosis by 80%, to help manage asthma and even control attacks when medication is unavailable, and in moderation to decrease the risk of developing acute coronary disease. It's also shown that coffee can stop a headache, boost mood, prevent cavities, and even offset damage of smoking and heavy alcohol intake. Overall, the research shows that coffee is far more healthful than it is harmful, says Tom DePaulis, PhD, research scientist at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Coffee Studies. For most people, very little bad comes from drinking it, but a lot of good.