The woman behind Elite Bean Coffee Laura Warren is a multi-award winning Health and Nutrition Professional. She is also a qualified Barista trained by the World’s Barista Institute with Dublin Barista School (Ireland’s leading barista training institute).
If you have visited her Elite Living site you will know she has an infectious passion for health, fitness and nutrition.
She also has a passion for coffee. And no, that is not a contradiction. “A cup of good coffee can make you feel more energised,” says Laura. “It burns fat and improves physical performance. It may also lower your risk of several conditions, including type 2 diabetes.”
Laura points to a review of coffee consumption for the British Medical Journal which found that “moderate coffee drinkers had less cardiovascular disease, and premature death from all causes, including heart attacks and stroke”.
But there’s another, more simple, factor that drives Laura to promote the cause of good coffee. ” I just love the stuff,” she says. “My day doesn’t start until I have had a cup of good coffee. No day would be complete without it.”
Laura has helped Elite Bean Coffee’s barista to source every bean they sell and together they have personally tasted coffee from each variety many, many times before sharing that pleasure with you.
“It’s a labour of love,”says Laura. “Great beans make great coffee and I get to sample a lot of great coffee. What’s not to like?”
Laura is a graduate in Health & Nutrition Coaching and Sports Nutrition for Weight Control and Performance.
She has an advanced BTEC Diploma with the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health and is a member of The Nutrition Society, the Association of Health Care Journalists and the prestigious Harvard Health Medical School, which has more than 11,000 doctors and medical researchers, including nutrition professors, on its register.
She has recently been accepted into the Naturopathy College of Medicine to further her career in nutrition studies .
She doesn’t put it all down to good coffee. But she’s got to admit … it helps!