1:3 — DIY naturally sweeter milk, caffeine = bad?, the wisdom of children, and more...
Edition No. 12
1 Fun Thing
We’re vibing big time with Tyler’s philosophy! We could all do with some much needed comic relief these days, and George Pointon has hilarious threads on insights from kids.
Freeze or fractional distillation is the process of partially melting a solid to separate substances with different melting points. When done to whole milk by freezing it and allowing it to partially thaw, the proteins, sugars and fats melt quicker than the water, giving you a richer, creamier and much sweeter milk. This technique was first used in competition by Ben Tup at the 2017 WBC.
A popular myth is that caffeine is bad for you, potentially causing diseases like osteoporosis. Gastroenterologists Dr. Sophie Balzora and Dr. Ugo Iroku debunk this saying you need to regularly consume > 700mg of caffeine/day for harmful effects (most people consume < 300mg/day). In fact, research shows that caffeine has health benefits including decreased risk for certain types of cancers and chronic liver disease.
Did you know that Ethiopia has around 10,000 to 15,000 wild varieties that have not been formally genetically identified. Referred to as “heirloom” varieties, they generally tend to have a floral and fruity cup profile, but this can vary quite significantly from one region to the next.