DEFIANT COFFEE CONTAINS UPGRADES FOR
HEALTH BENEFITS AND ENERGY
Cordyceps M-“Chi” building herb with effects that “activate life energies.”
Cordyceps are a highly revered athletic tonic for its revitalizing effects on physical stamina as well as its ability to help increase lung capacity and build muscle mass. It supports recovery from adrenal depletion and is shown to increase lung capacity as well as oxygen utilization, making it a great tonic for improving athletic performance and aerobic workouts. C. militaris contain unique medicinal components such as specific nucleosides called cordycepin and adenosine. These active ingredients have been proven to play a key role in increasing ATP production and are additionally useful to the cardiovascular system.
Chaga-“the king of herbs”
It is always best to keep the immune system strong, so it can function optimally. We are all bombarded with immune stress in our daily lives from environmental pollution and toxins that effect our health in ways we may not realize. Chaga mushrooms are an immune modulator and “double-directional” adaptogen that powerfully balances immune response and helps the body maintain optimal homeostasis. Superoxide dismutase, also called SOD, is a natural antioxidant enzyme produced within the body that plays a significant role as a free radical scavenger. It acts as a “bodyguard” that essentially protects against DNA damage and helps to reduce the work load placed on the immune system. Chaga is one of the highest sources of this nutrient, offered in an easily utilized bio-available form.
Powerful superfood adaptogen for the brain, nerves and immune system.
Lion’s mane is a potent catalyst for brain tissue regeneration and helps to improve memory and cognitive functions. Studies have shown that the mushroom stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Nerve Growth Factor (or NGF) is a protein that plays a major role in the maintenance, survival and regeneration of neurons. A lack of NGF is considered one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s disease. It is required by the brain and important sensory neurons to keep the entire nervous system strong and healthy. Nerve growth factor is also known to stimulate and develop “new neuron growth” in the central and peripheral systems.
Nerve Growth Factor is thought to play an important role in helping to elevate ones mood, alleviate anxiety, and lessen the chances of depression.
LOCALLY ROASTED IN SMALL BATCHES TO
ENSURE THE FRESHEST COFFEE
DEFIANT COFFEE BEANS ARE SOURCED EXCLUSIVELY
THROUGH THE FARMERS OF GRAPOS
GRAPOS was formed in 2007 and consisted of 90 member farmers. In 2016, the group now includes 3,253 member farmers and covers an area including the microregions of Soconusco, Siltepec, Porvenir and Tapachula within Chiapas. Coffee from GRAPOS is cultivated on approximately 5,560 hectares and has an altitude range of 900 – 1600 masl. The harvest season is from November to March.
Members of GRAPOS are mainly smallholder farmers with an average of 3 hectares of land. There are multiple coffee varieties grown including Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mondo Novo and Catuaí. On average the coffee trees are 10 – 20 years old and annual production is equivalent to 0.5 metric tons (MT) of green coffee.
GRAPOS is certified Fair Trade and Organic. Additionally, GRAPOS provides essential services to its members including access to finance, technical assistance and community development programs. Other economic activities of the group include mainly agriculture production of banana, squash, corn, black beans, cocoa and rambutan (a tropical tree that produces fruit of the same name). Members and their families also make handmade textiles for additional sources of income.