20+ ACTIVE Raw Organic Coffee Bean Honey from Mexico 227g
227g net weight in a glass jar
The world's first active coffee bean honey. The tastier and affordable alternative to manuka honey.
Lab certified 20.5 antibacterial Total Activity (see certificate).
Equal to TA 20+ manuka honey which costs up to £100 a jar.
Why spend £100 on a 250g jar of Comvita manuka 20+ honey when you can get a tastier 20+ honey for less?
From bees feeding on arabica coffee bean plantations in Chiapas, Mexico, one of the world's finest coffee producing regions.
Raw (unpasteurised), none of the pollen has been filtered out
Certified organic GB-ORG-04
Runny (sets in cold weather), with tasting notes of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate coffee (mocha)
Read on for more details about the origin, taste and uses of this runny honey.
Indigenous tribes in Mexico have been farming coffee for hundreds of years. Today, Mexico produces some of the world's finest organic coffee.
But the best organic coffee in Mexico is grown in the beautiful mountain highlands of Chiapas state in southern Mexico, which lie 1000-1500m above sea level.
The indigenous tribes of Chiapas manage 1500 independent coffee plantations as the main source of their livelihood.
The Coffea arabica plant is native to the mountains of Yemen. It was the first species of coffee to be cultivated.
Coffea arabica grows best at high altitude in tropical regions in the 15-24C temperature range.
The plants reach 9-12m in height. The annual bloom produces small white flowers of 10-15mm diameter.
8-9 months later the flowers ripen into the shiny red coffee "cherries." Each coffee cherry contains two arabic seeds, or beans. The coffee beans.
Coffee honey with a 16% coffea pollen count is considered good coffee honey. This honey has a coffea pollen count of 40%, which means that it is exceptional.
Tasting notes: Vanilla and cinnamon with a light chocolate coffee (mocha) aftertaste
Texture: runny (will set in cold weather due to the high pollen content)
Aroma: dark chocolate
This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon, over toast or porridge, or with good quality yoghurt, fresh cream or ice-cream.
In accordance with EU directive 1924/2006 we are unable to make any health claim about any of our honeys. The information given below is either background information about the plants from which our honey comes, or anecdotal based on customer reviews. It should not be inferred from the plant properties that this honey automatically possesses the same qualities or provides the same benefits as the plant.”
This honey has a lab certified antibacterial Total Activity rating of 20.5. This means that it is equal to a 20.5% antibacterial solution.
It can be consumed like any other honey or applied on the skin in small amounts.
A 2016 study by Sao Paolo State University in Brazil found that coffee bean honey contained:
- High levels of Vitamin C (29.5mg / 100g), the same as grapefruit, tangerines, mangoes and spinach.
- More potassium (96mg / 100g) than bananas, apples and papayas.
- More calcium (34mg / 100g) than cauliflower and bananas.
A 2015 study by Chiang Mai University in Thailand found that coffee bean honey contained:
- A higher antibacterial content than other honeys
- A higher flavonoid content than every other honey, including manuka
- The highest anti-tyrosinase activity among 16 other honeys. Tyrosinase inflames the skin and causes pigmentation issues.
For maximum benefits, eat half a teaspoon of this honey first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or mix it into a glass of cool water and drink it.
This honey can be used like ordinary honey but is best taken as a half teaspoon of this honey mixed into a glass of cool or warm (not hot) water and drunk three times a day on an empty stomach.
1. Moura Kadri, Samir & Zaluski, Rodrigo & Lima, Giuseppina & Mazzafera, Paulo & Orsi, Ricardo. (2016). Characterization of Coffea arabica nonofloral Honey from Espírito Santo, Brazil. Food Chemistry. 203. 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.02.074.
2. Jantakee, Kanyaluck and Yingmanee Tragoolpua. Activities of different types of Thai honey on pathogen1c bacter1a causing skin d1seases, tyros1nase enzyme and generating free radicals. Biological research vol. 48,1 4. 16 Jan. 2015, doi:10.1186/0717-6287-48-4
Note: unless where specifically mentioned, none of these statements have been clinically proven in scientific trials and none of these statements constitute a claim as to any health benefit. Please contact us for links to the various scientific studies cited in these statements.
This was a nice tasting honey. I am not a honey connoisseur, so have not tasted a lot of honey, but i thought it tasted nice. It was runny when I received it, but did crystallise fairly quickly (but this was expected).
The size of the bottle was small and so it has finished.