Looking for quality coffee that tastes great and will make you feel great, too? Look no further than Lifeboost Coffee! One of the most dynamic new coffee brands on the market today, Lifeboost brings a lot to the table as far as flavor, growing and roasting technique, nutritional components and benefits, and much more.
We got the chance to review Lifeboost for ourselves, and needless to say, we are VERY impressed with the dedication that this company has to produce some of the best coffee that money can buy.
Let Us Introduce Lifeboost
Constructed and crafted by the coffee connoisseur Dr. Charles Livingston, Lifeboost is on a mission to set itself apart from the coffee competition. Cultivating and roasting its coffee with quality in mind, Lifeboost’s flavor, caffeine content, and freshness are designed to give you a burst of energy, mental focus, and a delicious taste that will leave you craving a more with each sip.
How does Lifeboost achieve this? By selecting only the top 0.5% of arabica beans across the world, and cultivating only single-origin coffee. Sourcing its beans out of a handful of specific Nicaraguan farms, Lifeboost goes the extra mile throughout every step of the coffee-growing and roasting process, utilizing environmentally friendly methods every step of the way.
Let’s talk about mycotoxins
Perhaps the most significant factor of Lifeboost that makes it some of the healthiest coffee on the market is the lack of mycotoxins present within the beans. If you’ve never heard of this type of toxin, you aren’t alone.
Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by molds that attach to coffee plants, and over the years scientists have discovered that they can potentially cause a wide range of health problems like cardiomyopathy, kidney disease, liver failure, and even cancer.
breaking down the process
Through the extensive processes that Lifeboost puts its beans through, it can weed out the presence of mycotoxins that can potentially decrease the flavor, quality, and overall healthiness of the coffee. Starting by washing their beans in 100% pure spring mountain water, Lifeboost prevents the beans from fermenting until they endure the wet process. Lifeboost calls this “forced demicuilage,” which is sort of a mechanical process with no fermentation.
After the coffee has been washed, the beans are then pulped. Then they are dried in the sun for several days once their outer covering is removed. Not only does this remove any toxins and reduce the risk of mycotoxins, but it also gives the coffee a rest period, giving the chance for the rich, inner flavors to be coaxed out from within the beans.
And if that wasn’t enough, Lifeboost goes the extra mile by testing each shipment of coffee through The Agriculture Department to triple check that no unfiltered, unseen toxins end up in your final bag of coffee. In fact, if there are any toxins are found present in the beans, the shipment is not allowed to leave the country for roasting.
Our review & Brew
Lifeboost sent us a variety of coffee roasts and blends to brew and enjoy. Our package of Lifeboost was a little banged-up upon delivery (Thanks, USPS), but the bags of coffee themselves were sealed, secure, and unharmed during transport. We got several different roasts to review, and it’s honestly hard to pick a favorite!
Excluding the Biotics Cold Brew, we brewed all Lifeboost’s Coffee with the OXO 8-Cup Brewer to extract and highlight the delicious notes of flavor within each different Lifeboost roast.
After carefully tasting each roast, we’ve created a summary of our favorite qualities about each one. Here’s a quick overview of what we love about each!
The Standard roasts
These roasts are the standard options that Lifeboost offers. If you aren’t into flavored blends, or you prefer to keep your coffee brewing short and simple, each of these will give you savory sips to enjoy.
Lifeboost Light Roast Coffee
Taste the true flavor of our Premium Lifeboost Coffee bean. Light roastings are brighter, a tad more acidic, and allow you to taste the flavor notes of the coffee. Your coffee beans are lovingly cultivated by local farmers, after being grown slowly to full maturity in mountain shade.
Embodying a brighter, yet lower acidity than many other lighter roasts of its kind, Lifeboost’s Light Roast has a subtle undertone of delicious milk chocolate. If you’re also looking for a higher dosage of caffeine Lifeboost Light Roast is roasted just long enough to heat up the beans thoroughly without damaging most of the caffeine molecules that will give you a little extra spark in each cup.
Lifeboost Medium Roast Coffee
Lifeboosts Medium Roast blend is another blend that’s non-GMO, low in acidity, and has hints of sweet cocoa, with an undertone of a robust, woodsy flavor. The certified beans are hand-selected for purity, hand-washed, and sun-dried to remove harmful moisture content.
Looking for a well-balanced blend to get your morning started right? Lifeboost’s Medium Roast blend is another blend that’s non-GMO, low in acidity, and has hints of sweet cocoa, with an undertone of a robust, woodsy flavor. The medium roasts is perfect for the coffee lover who enjoys a rich, well-rounded cup of coffee, especially for the Chemex/pour-over coffee lovers.
Lifeboost Dark Roast Coffee
The Dark Roast provides a deeper, sweeter, smokier flavor. This roast is delicious on its own, and it’s also savory when paired with creamer or sweetener! It’s rich and full-bodied, smooth with deliciously-lingering aftertastes and absolutely to die for.
We really enjoy Lifeboost’s Dark Roast because it embodies many of the same lovable qualities as the Light and Medium roasts, but the Dark Roast provides a deeper, sweeter, smokier flavor. This roast is delicious on its own, and it’s also savory when paired with creamer or sweetener!
Lifeboost Dark Decaf Coffee
Enjoy the rich, robust flavors in every sip right when you wake up in the morning and right before you go to bed at night! From the heart of the Americas to your morning cup, the world’s most exquisite, richest, 100% Arábica beans have been roasted to perfection.
Need the delicious flavors of coffee without the somewhat overwhelming side effects of caffeine? Lifeboost’s Dark Decaf has you covered. Enjoy the rich, robust flavors in every sip right when you wake up in the morning and right before you go to bed at night!
Lifeboost also offers unique, intricately designed roasts that are unique in flavor, roast/ground size, and more! We got the chance to review all of these delicious roasts, and you can get our full verdict below!
Midnight Roast Organic Coffee
Lifeboost Midnight Roast Organic Coffee
The healthiest Darkest roast coffee possible is robust and flavorful. A darker roast, Lifeboost puts these beans through specific, well-filtered testing to ensure that only the best, most robust means make it to the roaster and into your finished cup.
Organic coffee is a specialty by Lifeboost, and this Midnight Organic Roast is one of the most succulent options for you to try. A darker roast, Lifeboost puts these beans through specific, well-filtered testing to ensure that only the best, most robust means make it to the roaster and into your finished cup.
Espresso Organic Coffee
Lifeboost Espresso Organic Coffee
The coffee can be described as a well rounded and balanced cup. It is a rich and bold coffee with undertones of chocolate and caramel with a slight fruitiness-some even say slightly sweet. It has an intense and delicious aroma that is very unique, and is a cup that has medium to low acidity.
Are you an espresso enthusiast? Lifeboost’s organic roasts are roasted to perfection and packed with enough caffeine to get you out of bed in the morning. Made with robust, flavorful Arabica coffee, this Espresso Organic Roast does great for the home brewer, as well for small-scale coffee roasters!
Biotics Cold Brew
Lifeboost Biotics Cold Brew
This low-acid coffee is rich with 7-46X more immune system-boosting antioxidants than other common beverages. Refreshing, mouth-watering, and crisp, you can enjoy this Biotics Brew by itself, or with your favorite creamer/sweetener.
If there’s one thing that Lifeboost does to the max, it’s ensuring that it’s coffee is some of the healthiest that money can buy–and this Biotics Cold Brew does not disappoint! Lifeboost’s bag of Biotics Cold Brew already came in coarse ground form, and we ready to brew in an instant. Refreshing, mouth-watering, and crisp, you can enjoy this Biotics Brew by itself, or with your favorite creamer/sweetener.
Flavored roasts can be somewhat difficult for many coffee roasters because when they first began to grow in popularity, many coffee roasters roasted cheaper, lower-quality beans with added flavoring during the roasting process to help keep production costs down. However, Lifeboost keeps the high-quality, single-sourced beans used in all of its other roasts so that every batch of flavored quality doesn’t only taste good–but it IS good.
Lifeboost Caramel Macchiato Coffee
Your favorite coffee shop drink without the calories and sugar! The perfect pairing of sweet caramel with a hint of vanilla combined with our Premium Single Origin beans. Enjoy it with friends!
A classic staple for many flavored coffees out there, Lifeboost crafts its own version of caramel macchiato flavored coffee in this robust roast. The flavors present here aren’t super overwhelming, and the quality of the coffee beans helps preserve the sweet, caramel undertones that make this blend so enjoyable.
Lifeboost Peppermint Mocha Coffee
A true seasonal delight, Lifeboost’s Peppermint Mocha provides the cool, minty fresh flavors of peppermint generously infused with notes of creamy, rich, chocolatey mocha. If you love peppermint sticks and hot chocolate, this flavor will quickly capture your heart!
Lifeboost’s Peppermint Mocha tastes JUST like the holiday season all wrapped up into one roast! We enjoyed brewing and reviewing the Peppermint Mocha because the sweet, chocolatey overtones make a great foundation for the refreshing, crisp, slight highlight of peppermint.
Lifeboost Hazelnut Coffee
Rich, toasted hazelnuts with our specialty Lifeboost medium roast coffee beans is truly a match made in heaven! A creamy, satisfying flavor that’s perfect as an afternoon treat. The tones of hazelnut complement the flavors of chocolate, caramel, and slight fruitiness already present in the beans.
Hazelnut lovers rejoice! Another staple of flavor by Lifeboost, this Hazelnut Roast provides a succulent, earthy flavor with an overtone of nuttiness that will leave you craving a second cup! The tones of hazelnut complement the flavors of chocolate, caramel, and slight fruitiness already present in the beans.
Lifeboost French Vanilla Coffee
A passionate kiss of French vanilla enchants perfectly with our Premium Lifeboost Coffee beans, resulting in a bright, cheery brew! With just the right amount of balanced flavor, the French Vanilla tastes subtle yet very authentic, lacking the mediocre, overly-sweet artificial flavor that other cheaper coffees have.
This French Vanilla Roast by Lifeboost was a VERY enjoyable sweet treat for us. With just the right amount of balanced flavor, the French Vanilla tastes subtle yet very authentic, lacking the mediocre, overly-sweet artificial flavor that other cheaper coffees have.
Things We Enjoy
We always love a tightly sealed, secure bag of fresh coffee, and Lifeboost’s bag design allows you to open and reseal each bag with ease. However, though not all of Lifeboost’s bags come with the same kind of resealable design, the more standard light, medium, and dark roasts do since they tend to be more popular options for many coffee lovers.
Lack of Harmful Chemicals
Lifeboost takes it’s quality over quantity complex to a new level through removing the usage of potentially harmful chemicals found in fertilizers and pesticides. Through eliminating any exposure of their beans to these chemicals, Lifeboost can completely ensure that all of its beans are untainted by unwanted toxins.
All of Lifeboost’s coffee is fair-trade certified and is sourced from smaller farms/plantations instead of large-scale coffee-growing corporations. Through selecting its coffee through small-scale farmers, Lifeboost can ensure that all of the beans are grown and cultivated properly, and it can also keep a close eye on the cultivation process and coffee sorting process to ensure that only the best, most succulent beans make it into the roaster and into your cup.
Furthermore, the area in which these beans are grown is nationally protected, meaning that the coffee crops won’t be exposed to anything that may cause a disruption to the growth process.
Individual Selection of Beans
Another perk of selecting all of the beans from small-scale farmers is the small, individual selection of the beans. All of Lifeboost’s beans are hand-picked and sorted through. Farmers/workers will sift through all of the collected beans and remove any rotten, spoiled, or mutated beans from the healthier, succulent beans. Once they’ve been gathered, the beans are then washed with pure spring water to remove any dirt particles or impurities.
Things That Could Be Improved
Each coffee that we’ve tried by Lifeboost has been savory in flavor and freshness, but sometimes it may be hard to get an exact, unique description of flavor for each roast on Lifeboost’s website. Of course, all of the various flavors present in each roast can be experienced once you’ve tasted the coffee itself, but there seems to be a lack of descriptions of these flavors on the website itself.
As a result, it may be hard to do online shopping for Lifeboost at times due to the lack of flavor profiling and description. But have no fear! Our review above should tell you everything you need to know about Lifeboost’s more important roasts.
Lifeboost’s coffee is pretty spectacular, but the calligraphic logo/designs on Lifeboost’s espresso roasts differ from the usual clean-cut branding on the company’s other roasts and products. Though ultimately, differences in branding don’t really matter in the long run, this difference could initially confuse some of the customers when it comes to online shopping for Lifeboost’s coffee.
This difference in branding can also be seen in the differences between the bags/packaging of different roasts. For example, the bags that are branded with the more cursive, colorful branding lack the resealable opening, so those who buy these roasts may need to have another container to store the coffee beans.
The final verdict is that we are nothing less than OBSESSED with Lifeboost! Over the many coffees we’ve reviewed, Lifeboost’s determination to go above and beyond when establishing the highest quality coffee possible is probably our favorite characteristic of this company.
But who is Lifeboost best suited for? If you’re an amateur coffee fanatic looking to expand and diversify your palate, you may want to give Lifeboost a try. Not only is it high-quality delicious coffee, but the single-origin, carefully cultivated roasts and flavors make it a great choice to brew and enjoy. We hope you enjoy Lifeboost as much as we did, and as always: