Black Sails Yacht Club – September

IT’S LIKE DOUBLE PRIZES!

We just couldn’t decide which item we wanted to include in this month’s Black Sales Yacht Club shipment, so we asked ourselves,

“Porque no los dos?!”

Here’s the lineup:

PUREWOD.

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This stuff is clean. Basically, you’re getting the most wholesome ingredients, only what you need, compressed down into a single serving packet. Whether you need some nutrient dense sweet potato carbohydrate action to help you recover from doing 40 rounds of Cindy, or you just forgot to stock up on veggies…except that you didn’t, because there’s 14 servings of them per packet.

Every BSYC member will receive one packet of each. The Greens packet includes 14 servings of 22 different organic fruits and vegetables, along with digestive enzymes and MCT oil to help you process all this health! The Recover packet is a whole sweet potato, all scienced up into a single serving along with various phytonutrients, fiber and vitamins.

Here’s the scoop on these guys:

“Our products NEVER include anything that won’t make you better. No chemicals, no artificial colorings or flavorings — no worries.  

RECOVER doesn’t ruin your metabolism or make you fat like other carbohydrate powders.

RECOVER does contain whole food fiber and prebiotics that promote gut health.

GREENS is the ultimate inflammation killer.

GREENS is what a multivitamin should be.” -courtesy of purewod.com

PRIMAL KITCHEN

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Chocolate and Coffee. Tale as old as time.

That’s right. We’re not done. All BSYC members will also receive a Dark Chocolate Almond Bar from Primal Kitchen.

From the folks that brought you Mark’s Daily Apple, Avocado Mayonnaise and Avocado Oil, Primal Kitchen is killing it in the paleo food game. These chocolate bars are dark chocolate, Turkish almonds, pumpkin seeds and collagen from grass-fed cows (Here’s some info on that last bit.)

ADULT JELLY (IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK)

It’s recipe time.

Do you love the flavor of coffee so much, but you’re tired of drinking it? Are you obsessed with eating foods that taste like drinks?

BEHOLD! Coffee Jelly!

No, you don’t have to be a kid or a frat boy to enjoy this. This is a cool and refreshing treat that screams summer.

Here be what you need:

•3 cups o coffee (double strength Sabertooth is what I’m rocking)

•1 packet of gelatin (I used Knox. Great Lakes works, too!)

•3 tbsp. Pumpkin Pure (or sweetener of your choice, if you get down like that) What is Pumpkin Pure, you ask? Check it.

•Supplies: whisk, mixing bowl, 9×13 baking dish

•Game Face

Let’s dive in.

1Brew your coffee double strength

2While still warm, transfer coffee into mixing bowl

3Sprinkle in your sweetener and gelatin

4Whisk until gelatin and sweetener are completely dissolved

5Transfer to the baking dish

6Skim off the bubbles

7Cover and cool to room temperature

8Chill in refrigerator for 4-6 hours

BOOM!

That is all.

What you do in that four hours is entirely up to you, but theoretically, you could do one of the following:

•2400 burpees

•Watch the cinematic masterpiece, Titanic, with a 45 minute Q&A session afterward.

•Drive 2 hours in any direction, take a photo, then drive back (that was a lazy suggestion…but if anyone does this and takes an interesting photo with one of our products, we’ll send you a congratulatory, virtual high five/fist bump.)

•Take 12, 20 minute power naps, back to back

•Listen to a couple episodes of Pirate Life Radio

•Spend four hours considering the benefits of gelatin, such as being great for nail and hair growth, or aiding in joint recovery

Once the jelly is set, cut into one inch cubes and serve. For those that are of the creamy persuasion with their coffee, a mixture of coconut cream and some Pumpkin Pure makes for a tasty situation. A dollop of grass-fed whipped cream rocks as well! Of course, for some of us, the love of jello runs deep and it just doesn’t taste the same unless it’s unadorned and served in one of those clear, swirly cup thingies.

It’s basically like a caffeinated version of childhood.

Pirate Your Life Back

We are often asked what the meaning is behind the whole "Pirate Life” thing.

We believe in personal responsibility. This means not living the average, helpless life, with average health and a slow decline into accepted sickness. The foundation of health can be broken down into focused nutrition and fitness. What the general medical industry considers "healthy" is beyond sub-par. We encourage you to "Pirate Your Life Back," by going far beyond average, and striving for the healthiest, most vibrant person you can be. This requires education and awareness, as well as a ton of self motivation and effort. You will also have to go against what other people are comfortable with and surely beyond some of the things you are comfortable with. This is living the Pirate Life: A life uncommon and quite a bit against the grain. The payoff is real confidence, real physical and mental health, and the most vibrant life you can live.

So are you a Pirate?

-Tait Fletcher

The Pirate Biohacker: Interviewing Tait Fletcher of Caveman Coffee

An Interview with Tait Fletcher on  

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Interview with Tait Fletcher, CEO of Caveman Coffee

Among influencers in the space, Tait Fletcher has one of the most wide-ranging resumes we’ve ever come across. A professional fighter turned actor, stuntman, entrepreneur, and coffee connoisseur, Tait’s appeared in some of the biggest movies and shows of modern times: Breaking Bad, The Avengers, Jurassic World, and John Wick. You may not have known it at the time, but trust us, you’ve seen him.

Here’s Why (Grind) Size Matters

There are some fundamentals to brewing a great cuppa the good stuff, and grind is one of the most important. Each brewing method you choose can warrant a different grind size. Why can’t you just chop up some beans, swirl some water in there and enjoy your brown juice?! It’s just not that simple. Let’s get down in there and see what is really going on.

If this is what your cup looks like, you're doing it wrong.

Coffee is soluble. Water is the solvent. When exposed to water, the coffee breaks down and releases solutes. These solutes are what make up the flavor and color of coffee. The water needs surface area to do its magic. The more finely the bean is ground, the more surface area is presented for the water to get all up in. That all translates into more flavor and color being extracted.

What else do we need to know? Well, exposure time is important. The different methods dictate the grind based on how long you want the water to chill with your coffee. Here’s a breakdown of the water's exposure time per brew method:

  • Regular coffee maker-Hey, just here passing through. Just picking up a few snacks.
  • Pour over-Hey, yeah, I'll hang out to say hello, are those cookies? Well it would be rude to have just one, but I really have to get going. You can show me your cat pics next time.
  • Aeropress-Hey, I don’t have any plans so I'm free to hang out, maybe a light lunch? Five albums of cute animals, huh? Well, maybe I don’t have that much time.
  • French Press-Netflix and chill.

That's the best I could come up with.

Now that we have the knowledge of how much time the coffee gets to mingle with the water, we need to apply this to what we know about grind size. Size matters, people. I’m not above that joke.

In this case, how you use it ALSO matters.

Here we go; let’s get quasi-mathy. Exposure time/Grind size= extraction. Hold on to that "equation." We’re going to need it. The best cup of coffee is going to coincide with the sweet spot in that equation. If your grind size is too fine for the brewing method, then the water is going to be exposed to too much surface area for too long, resulting in an over-extracted cup that will attack you with an assertive bitterness. On the other side, if the grind size is too coarse for your method, the end result will be brown water. Disappointing and bland, like the unplanned middle child.

How am I supposed to dress for success when all I have are hand-me-downs?

The best we can do to harness that sweet spot is to grind for our brewing method. Here’s some grind size guidelines:

  • French Press: Coarse, normally the coarsest setting on a burr grinder. Should resemble kosher salt.
  • Standard Coffee Maker with a basket filter: Medium. Should resemble, well…I dunno. Something between kosher salt and table salt? There’s got to be a salt for that.
  • Pour over (Melitta, Chemex, Aeropress): Medium Fine. Should resemble table salt.
  • Espresso/Turkish: Extra fine. Should resemble powdered sugar. Wait. That’s not salt!

Armed with this info, go forth and tackle brewing that perfect cup of coffee. Hit the grind running (I’m the author, here. The puns don’t have to be practical.) Put your best cup forward. Keep brewing the good brew. Etc. I’ll show myself out.

Questions? Email me!

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