I enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Right now, I have 2-3 methods on hand to brew a nice cup. Does the world really need another way to brew coffee? Despite these thoughts, I am still intrigued and curious about the BodyBrew™ method.
Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for this post at all (not even a free product, but I wouldn’t mind testing it!). I am sharing this out of interest and curiosity.
The BOD™ is a soon to be released cold brewing method. The manufacturer, BodyBrew™ claims this is a healthier method to brew coffee. As someone interested in both health and coffee, they have my attention.
According to BodyBrew™:
“Published research shows coffee brewed using a French press or espresso machine contain high levels of oily compounds called Diterpenes, specifically Cafestol and Kahweol. Lab tests show that even when cold brewing using a French press high levels of Diterpenes are still present. Coffee brewed using a drip or single serve maker, produces coffee that’s high in acids. These acids may cause stomach upset and staining and acid wear on teeth.”
I do not want to be alarmist in what I share, but it is well known that coffee can stain the teeth and that the acids can upset many people’s stomachs. When following research about caffeine and coffee, it is very confusing. Both caffeine and coffee seem to have some health benefits, and some health issues associated. It seems that light to moderate use can be healthy (or “healthyish”) depending on the source. Or it can seem very unhealthy especially in higher doses. Most of use know that. I believe in moderation and usually limit my caffeinated beverages to 1-3 a day (three being a splurge!). If I am only enjoying one cup, I like to make that cup count. So I am a little intrigued by the claim that The BOD™ can brew a tasty cup with fewer of the negative side effects of coffee consumption.
BodyBrew™ claims The BOD™ can avoid some of those issues as outlined in the following infographic created by BodyBrew™.
As I have not yet tried The BOD™, I am not endorsing it. I do think that if it produces a nice cup of coffee, it would be a nice, portable option especially for iced coffee drinks (which I happen to love). If the claims about decreased Tannic Acid are true (and they seem backed by their own in-house research) then I am interested for the sake of my teeth. I know a lot of coffee lovers do prefer cold brew methods and some go to great lengths to achieve their perfect cup through various DIY cold brew methods.
The BOD™ from BodyBrew™ is available for pre-order starting March 30 for a savings of $20. Depending on the system chosen, pre-order prices will range from $59-$79. (According to the BodyBrew™ website). Visit www.bodybrew.com for more information on The BOD™, features and benefits and pre-ordering. Also they have a sweepstakes giveaway online right now (I just entered! If I win, I promise I will post a review. If you win, I would love to hear what you think after you try it).