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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008
Whether you're going ultralight or ultra gourmet, it's crucial to pour the right cuppa joe.
We're sure you've heard by now that coffee, like tea, includes beneficial doses of antioxidants. But not all beans are created nutrionally equal. Due to a unique roasting process that smoothes out temperature fluctuations, a cup of Café Sonora Organic Dark Roast contains 39 percent more antioxidants (vitamins and nutrients that bond with free radicals inside your cells to help muscles and organs rebound after exercise) than the average premium-brand coffee. One mug of Café Sonora equals the antioxidant benefits of a cup of green tea. Taste-wise, our well-caffeinated testers gave this brew a thumbs-up, though the flavor isn't quite as fresh and rich as our favorites, like Silver Joe's (left). $10, 12 oz. (866) 972-6879; worldpantry.com
Dedicated to brewing fresh beans every morning? For a review of the best coffee-making gadgets for the trail, read "Make Perfect Camp Coffee".