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Dikembe Mutombo is a Congolese-American athlete who was born in Léopoldville, Republic of the Congo and has devoted most of his life to humanitarian work there. He is an investor, NBA Hall of Famer, brand ambassador, media icon, influencer, and entrepreneur, and Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
The legendary Hall of Famer, #55 Dikembe Mutombo, and Jason Wilson, Owner, Northwest Coffee Roasting Company chat with SMilesTV about Mutombo Coffee. Dikembe Mutombo shares his heartfelt reasons for entering the coffee industry; and gives insights into his partnership with Jason Wilson. The two brands share the same values related to fair trade, transparency, integrity and giving back.
Mutombo Coffee’s Global impact and New Orleans, LA Connections
The Port of New Orleans is the largest importer of coffee in the U.S. Full of International flavor, there’s no shortage of local options. But Mutombo Coffee is a growing brand that is also making a big difference, globally.
Dikembe Mutombo was in St. Louis this week. Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne got to sit down with the former NBA superstar turned philanthropist. They touch on several topics: Mutombo’s new coffee brand, building hospitals and schools in his native Africa and of course, his legendary finger wag.
A taste for black coffee and dark chocolate is possibly a genetic trait, a new study report from Northwestern University. Coffee drinkers who have a genetic variant that reflects faster caffeine metabolism prefer bitter, black coffee. The same genetic variant is found in those who prefer dark chocolate.
The World Barista Championship focuses on promoting excellence in coffee by hosting an annual championship event. The competition saw Diego Campos (Colombia) crowned World Champion as well as Martin Shabaya (Kenya) making the top 6. Campos was the third winner from a coffee-producing country in the last 20 years.
Study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 in November finds that coffee drinkers take 1,000 more steps each day than non-coffee drinkers.They found that drinking coffee was “consistently associated with more physical activity”. Participants were measured taking more than 1,000 additional steps on the days they consumed than the days they refrained. Each cup of coffee consumed was associated with an extra 600 steps that day.
Academics from the University of California found that people who frequently drink the heavily caffeinated beverage complete 1,000 more steps per day compared to non-coffee drinkers. Dr.Gregory Marcus and his team of researchers examined 100 participants for two weeks to assess their average coffee consumption, sleeping patterns and overall health.
Caffeine Improves Reaction to Moving Targets. Acute caffeine ingestion has been associated with improvements in cognitive performance and visual functioning. The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of caffeine intake on dynamic visual acuity (DVA)
A new study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that individuals who drank four to six cups of coffee a day, along with drinking tea, had a lower incidence of stroke and dementia.
The benefits were seen in individuals who drank coffee alone, or along with tea. Compared to those who did not drink tea or coffee, the risk of dementia and stroke was reduced by 28%.