One of the most well-known stories of the discovery of coffee dates back to the late 6th century. Legend suggests a goat herder named Kaldi in Ethiopian noticed a strange restlessness in his flock after they had eaten the berries and leaves of an unknown plant.
Word spread to Monks from a nearby monastery and after various trials discovered that by roasting, grinding and steeping in water the seeds of this plant created a unique drink with incredible benefits. This beverage helped to keep them focused and awake during their many hours of prayer. Word of this special drink spread far and wide – it was soon drunk in coffee houses as far as the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and soon spread throughout the Arab world.
In Europe, Coffee houses emerged providing a place where anyone could go to meet socially or conduct business for the price of a coffee. They flourished in cities such as Venice, Paris and London and then in North America by the 1600’s. The Dutch went on to establish plantations throughout their colonies of Ceylon, Java, Timor, Sumatra and Bali. In time coffee was also produced in the West Indies, Latin America, Jamaica, India and Brazil, which currently produces over half of the world’s coffee production.
The coffee culture is alive and well today with billions of cups of coffee being enjoyed worldwide every day.
Of recent times, we have discovered not only the therapeutic benefits of drinking coffee, but also, when applied topically – can have a wonderful contribution to your beauty regime by providing some amazing benefits.
Caffeine is being increasingly utilised in cosmetic products as we now understand more about its biological activity and availability to penetrate through the skin barrier.
Regarded for its anti-cellulite benefits (basically it prevents the accumulation of fats in cells), is loaded with antioxidants to help fight premature skin ageing such as wrinkles, sunspots, fine lines and is ideal for reducing redness of the skin by increasing microcirculation and benefiting stretch marks.
Antioxidants fight premature ageing of the skin due to heat, light, pollution, and damaging free radicals.
By incorporating caffeine into your skincare routine you can assist with retaining evenly toned, smooth skin all over your body
Ground coffee beans provide a gentle yet effective exfoliation which helps to tighten the skin by restricting blood vessels to reduce swelling and inflammation.
All year round solution to beautiful skin.
4 delicious variants to perk up your skin: Caramel Espresso, Coconut Macchiato, Vanilla Latte and Chocolate Cappuccino
Coffee Bar – a coffee scrub in a convenient bar – less mess and less waste!
Australian made using Robusta coffee which has twice the caffeine of Arabica for better results
We’ve added in additional therapeutic ingredients such as:
Oat Leaf Powder: oats in skin care dates back as far as 2000BC, oats has anti-inflammatory properties, moisturises, cleanses and exfoliates. It is antimicrobial so inhibits the spread of bacteria on the skin and can soak up excess oils.
Cocoa Butter: hydrating, moisturising and provides a barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, it’s a great choice for improving your skins’ condition
Olive Oil: Rich in vitamin A and E, with a history in skin care dating back to 3000BC, the Egyptians and Romans both used olive oil as part of their hair and skin beauty routine.
1. Wet the Coffee Bar first to prepare for use on damp skin
2. Take the bar and scrub in circular motion on skin, concentrating on problem areas
3. Let the skin absorb the oils and beneficial properties for 5 minutes then rinse off Repeat twice a week or when necessary *Patch test before use