It is understood that coffee is one of the greatest sources of antioxidants to the human diet. However, according to LivOn! founder Asanka de Silva, not all the antioxidants in green coffee make their way to the cup.
“Green coffee contains antioxidants, and so does roasted coffee. But some of the antioxidants in green coffee are killed in the roasting process,” he told FoodNavigator at SIAL.
Thanks to LivOn!’s processing innovation, the company has developed a line of antioxidant-rich coffee products with twice the amount of antioxidants as regular coffee. How does the business achieve this? LivOn! extracts some of the antioxidants from green coffee, and combines it with ground roasted coffee, the founder explained.
The company sells its antioxidant-rich coffee in Nespresso-compatible compostable capsules in four intensities: Leggero, Forte, Intenso, and Medio. De Silva entered its Intenso and Forte products into the UK Great Taste Awards 2021, and both came out winners.