Anyone who’s been reading my blog for a while knows that I’m kind of a coffee snob.
I appreciate good coffee; I enjoy it. Some might even say that my obsession with the bean is borderline hedonistic. And perhaps it is, but regardless, I recently decided to purchase my first bag of Red Coffee.
For those of you who don’t know, Red Supplements (supplements that actually work) is a joint venture by two of my favorite bloggers: Chris Deoudes of Good Looking Loser and Victor Pride of Bold & Determined.
Up until now I’ve never tried Red Coffee, but due to my trust of these two guys (I’ve been following their blogs for a while) I decided to take a leap of faith and order my first bag. Here’s my honest review of red coffee.
The Red Coffee Roast
Personally, I’ve always been more of a dark roast guy. I love strong fucking coffee, and the earthier it tastes, the better. I decided to forego my usual dark roast, however, due to Red Coffee (a medium roast) being the flagship coffee of Red Supplements.
It’s sort of like how I prefer chocolate, but when I visit old ice cream parlors, I always try Vanilla. The reason why is because you can always tell the quality of a place by the quality of its first product. If its first product is shit, the place is likely shit. If its first product is phenomenal, then the place is likely phenomenal.
Red Coffee is a medium roast, which is the most commonly preferred coffee roast.
Red Supplements does in fact sell a light roast and a dark roast if you’re interested; I just preferred to try their flagship product…and I wasn’t disappointed.
My Initial Reaction
The delivery speed was prompt; I believe it only took two days, although it may have technically been three (I ordered in the evening). Upon opening the package, I was bombarded with the scent of fresh coffee. In my opinion, this is one of the biggest indicators of a coffee’s quality.
If it doesn’t smell good, it isn’t fresh. Plain and simple. Red Coffee, however, smelled very fresh. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s roasted in the USA—this is somewhat unusual.
In my experience, major coffee conglomerates like Folgers or Maxwell House typically roast their coffee in a different country to save money. They don’t always do this, but it’s fairly common for them to have a headquarters in the USA (for the sake of tax laws), while doing most of their roasting elsewhere.
While this is a good financial move, it ensures that the coffee isn’t fresh. By the time it gets to the states, it’s likely been weeks after it was roasted. And even some of the companies that do roast their coffee in the USA don’t package and ship their product for weeks on end. Again, from a business standpoint this makes sense, but it causes the consumers to suffer.
I would bet money that Red Coffee is packaged no later than a day or two after it’s roasted. This ensures a high quality product that tastes good, smells good, and makes you feel good.
If you look closely at the shiny bag, you’ll see that there’s a small one way valve at the top. This is, in my opinion, another sign of high quality coffee and trust-worthy businessmen. You see, when coffee is freshly roasted, over the next several weeks, it slowly gives off carbon dioxide.
The goal is to let carbon dioxide escape, but keep oxygen out; this keeps the coffee fresh. So, in other words, Victor Pride and Chris Deoudes have taken the necessary precautions to keep their coffee fresh from the time it’s shipped out of their warehouse to the time it’s delivered to your door.
In addition to the nifty one way valve, the packaging is quite aesthetically pleasing. I’m a big fan of the shiny red bag. Maybe I’m just stupid, but I tend to prefer things that are shinier. They just look better overall. The design is simplistic, yet visually pleasing. It looks pretty good sitting on my counter top right now.
Red Coffee Taste
Ah, now onto the most important aspect of the coffee: the taste. Personally, I quite like the taste of Red Coffee. Although it isn’t as earthy as I usually like, this is completely normal seeing that it’s a medium roast.
The first thing I was struck by was the smoothness of Red Coffee—it had a nice even tone to it; not too sharp, not too bitter or dull…it was just right.
I honestly don’t even like medium roasts most of the time, but for Red Coffee I think I’ll make an exception. If I like their medium roast, I’ll probably love their dark roast.
“But Jon—what if I want a different roast?” That’s fine. They also have a mild roast and a dark roast that you can sample. I know that I’ll definitely be buying the dark roast once I finish up the batch I recently bought.
Benefits of Organic Coffee
I’m a huge advocate for organic food, and coffee is no exception. When a food isn’t organic, it’s usually loaded with pesticides and a bunch of other nasty chemicals that rob you of the mental and physical performance that you need to conquer life. By law, if a food is labeled as organic, it cannot have any pesticides or artificial chemicals on it.
So, ask yourself: when you eat food do you want to consume toxic chemicals alongwith it? FUCK NO. And when you drink coffee, do you want to consume toxic chemicals along with it? Again, the answer is an obvious “FUCK NO.”
This is why you need to buy organic coffee; it’s guaranteed to be free of any artificial pesticides that could potentially harm your body.
And fortunately for you, Red Coffee is organic. That means that Red Coffee is completely free of any and all pesticides, toxins, and artificial chemicals that farmers typically spray all over their crops. This is what you want.
You don’t want artificial bullshit dampening your performance. You want to be a lean, mean fighting machine; alert and focused all throughout the day—and Red Coffee will do just this (it did for me).
Use Red Coffee to Blunt Hunger
One of my favorite lifestyle diets is intermittent fasting. This is basically the idea that you wake up and don’t have anything to eat for 6-8 hours. I love this, because it allows me to have a very productive first half of my day, while also helping me shred fat fast as hell.
But sometimes not eating for 6-8 hours at a time can make you hungry. That’s where coffee comes in. Not only will Red Coffee suppress your hunger, but it will also give you the focus that you need to have an incredibly productive first 6-8 hours of your day.
Coffee is a known appetite suppressant; I recommend waiting a couple hours after fasting, however, before you drink coffee. The reason for this is that your cortisol is highest first thing in the morning. Cortisol is a hormone that naturally suppresses your appetite (this iswhy you’re usually not hungry right after waking up).
To maximize the effectiveness of this natural cortisol spike, wait 1-2 hours until you start to get hungry until you drink your first cup of coffee.
Sometimes if I’m really tired and need to wake up immediately to get to work, however, I have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning while doing my morning routine for success and focus. Ultimately, just decide what works for you. Experiment, play around, and see what your body and brain like.
A Natural Pre-Workout
In one of my older articles I discuss my natural pre-workout, that quite frankly, works better than just drinking a “normal” pre-workout. The gist of my natural pre-workout is basically this: consume two bananas and black coffee 30 minutes prior to working out. Then do some bio-energetic release exercises to jack your energy through the roof.
The bananas are great, because they provide your body with fast-digesting, simple carbohydrates that will fuel your muscles during a workout. In addition to this, bananas are also a great source of potassium which will prevent you from cramping up.
The coffee is meant to give you a FUCKING JOLT and amp you up. The main ingredient in most pre-workouts is caffeine, which is naturally occurring in coffee anyways. Then, the third component, is the bio-energetic release. This is where you scream and shout, pound your chest, and flail your limbs like an alpha male gorilla trying to intimidate the world. It works wonders.
Instead of using some basic bitch coffee, however, why not use Red Coffee?
I’m not going to lie and say that it’s more effective than a pre-workout, because obviously pre-workouts have way more ingredients. But, if you want a healthier option, DEFINITELY go with the coffee. Yes, pre-workouts are very effective, but they also put massive strain on your heart and fuck with your blood pressure.
Coffee is basically nature’s pre-workout: simple, effective, and healthy.
Benefits of Coffee
Coffee is one of the oldest stimulants in the entire world. In fact, many historians often credit its discovery to the entire Enlightenment period in Europe (this is a pretty big deal).
Due to its age and popularity, there’s also been literally HUNDREDS of studies done on the benefits and effects of coffee. Here’s a few of the main health benefits that you get when you consume Red Coffee:
Loaded With Anti-Oxidants
Our bodies are constantly under attack by free-radicals. These are basically unstable molecules that can damage our cells’ DNA and structure. Anti-Oxidants have the power to destroy these free radicals (technically they neutralize them with a chemical reaction).
In other words, anti-oxidants literally slow the aging process and prevent your DNA and cells from being damaged.
So, yeah. Anti-Oxidants are pretty fucking important. Thankfully, Red Coffee is literally PACKED with age-defying anti-oxidants: hydrocinnamic acids, polyphenols, and more. In fact, coffee is actually the number one source of anti-oxidants in the American diet.
Coffee Makes You Smarter
Yup. Caffeine has been shown to speed up the rate at which your neurons fire, which basically means you can think faster. That’s why most historians agree that coffee helped to spark the Age of Enlightenment in Europe. An age that led to democracy, freedom of speech, rationality, and amazing art.
I don’t know about you, but I want every edge that I can get to conquer life…and being smarter is literally the biggest edge that there is. If you’re smarter, you can write better content. You can socialize more effectively. You can comprehend life-changing books much more easily.
The benefits of being smarter are literally limitless; you use your brain for everything, so why not enhance it? Red Coffee does just that. It enhances the rate at which your neurons fire.
For only pennies a day you can DRASTICALLY increase your intelligence. Only a fool would pass up such an opportunity.
Coffee Helps You Burn Fat
It’s no secret that having low body fat will make your life exponentially better. When you’re thin, you have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and virtually every single disease out there. You also feel way better, emotionally and physically. Girls notice you more. Other men respect you more.
Do you want all of these benefits? I know that I do. I’ve never been grossly overweight in my life, and I don’t plan on ever being so.
Red Coffee increases the rate at which you burn fat by around 10%.
That’s why caffeine is the main ingredient in most fat burners (the good ones have other stuff, but more on this later). Caffeine is extremely effective at helping you lose weight, and although 10% might not seem like a lot, it’s the difference between having a somewhat visible six pack, and a completely visible six pack.
Red Coffee: The Bottom Line
Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my purchase of Red Coffee—it’s smooth, balanced, and gives me the energy that I need and want to get through the day functioning at a high level.
It helps me stay focused, process information faster, burn fat faster…..and it’s fucking delicious. Personally I’m not a big fan of medium roasts, but I’ll make an exception for Red Coffee. Once I finish up this roast, I’m definitely going to try out their dark roast.
If you guys have any questions, comments, or coffee recommendations, let me know in the comments section below. I always love trying out new products and discovering new things. I hope you all enjoyed the article, and as always, I’ll see you next time.