Coffee is 100% natural and contains no additives. Coffee beans are the seeds of berries that grow on a coffee plant. Coffee plants grow in a tropical climate (15-25ºC) preferably on mountains or hilly terrains.
Coffee beans are blended together and roasted to create many different strengths and flavours. This process is what gives each blend it's unique taste and aroma. We carefully select beans from around the world to ensure you get the unique Moccona taste in every cup.
Coffee is a natural source of antioxidants and contains more antioxidants than green and black tea. In particular, coffee contains two types of antioxidants: the polyphenol chlorogenic acid, which is found naturally in coffee beans and melanoidins formed during the roasting process. So, when enjoying a cup of coffee, you are also contributing to your total daily antioxidant intake.
Antioxidants are produced in the body naturally and can also be consumed through foods in the diet. Antioxidants help protect your cells from chemically reactive molecules called free radicals. Free radicals form during natural bodily processes such as respiration and are scavengers that upset body chemistry.
Think about what happens when you cut an apple and leave it on the counter - it turns brown. If you dip the apple slice in lemon juice, which contains the antioxidant vitamin C, the apple slice will stay nice and fresh. Antioxidants do the same thing inside your body.
We must continually replace our antioxidant levels and this is done by including antioxidant rich foods in our diet. Foods rich in antioxidants include: fruits such as berries, vegetables, nuts, legumes, wholegrains, coffee and tea.
Caffeine is a stimulant and it is naturally present in coffee, and also in other foods such as tea and chocolate. A 250ml cup of instant coffee on average contains 70 mg of caffeine.[1,6,9] The table below shows the levels of caffeine present in the most common sources. Use this table to familiarize yourself with the amount of caffeine you may be consuming in your diet.[1,6]
Caffeine-containing food or drink Caffeine content *
Instant coffee (250ml) 70mg
Percolator/plunger coffee 90mg
Espresso bean coffee (250ml) 106mg
Tea (250ml) 50mg
Energy drinks (250ml) 80mg
Cola-based soft drink (250ml) 40mg
Hot chocolate (250ml) 20mg
Dark chocolate (20g) 13mg
*The values of caffeine above are average and differ due to blend composition and amount of water used.
One of the common misconceptions is that the stronger the coffee, the more caffeine it contains. The strength of the coffee depends on the type of beans used and the roasting conditions. That is why decaffeinated coffee tastes great too!
Although at times you may feel you are addicted to coffee, neither coffee or caffeine is addictive!
It's also important to remember that without sugar and milk there are hardly any calories in coffee, just like water and tea. That is why coffee fits in perfectly with a well balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Coffee is an excellent source of fluid and it's a myth that coffee can dehydrate you. In fact the water that coffee provides can help to maintain your body’s fluid balance. Each cup of coffee contributes to your daily fluid requirement. So if you're finding it difficult to drink your daily litre-and-a-half of fluid, add in your daily cups of coffee. It will make a difference!
Coffee not only tastes good: it is also a natural pick-me-up. A cup of coffee can enhance alertness and concentration and give you a feeling of renewed energy.
We want to minimize the impact we have on the environment throughout the lifecycle of our products. This means we look closely at the way we design, source, produce, package, distribute and use our coffee and associated appliances.
Within manufacturing, we have established a Global Environmental Management System (GEMS) to manage environmental compliance and communicate and share best practices on sustainability and environmental issues which means that we share the most important principles.
Reducing energy use and CO2 emissions
Minimising water use
Eliminating and valorising waste
Making our transport more sustainable
Our lifecycle approach to the environment
Providing a safe workplace for our employees