Tagged: Coffee

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Brewing the Perfect Espresso, With Chemistry!

“My God, that’s the best coffee I’ve ever tasted; why the hell are we making meth?” Coffee is widely consumed and loved (even by drug kingpins), yet no one can agree on what makes an ideal cup. The problem lies...

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Health Benefits and Risks of Coffee

Whether you’re in a meeting, lecture, class or just working late, for a lot of people the first thing that springs to mind is coffee. As 125 million people in the world are regular coffee drinkers, it is not surprising...

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The Chemistry of Coffee and Caffeine

Coffee and chemistry go hand-in-hand! We can discuss many aspects of coffee chemistry, from the roasting process to extraction and the burning question we ask ourselves as we pour ourselves yet another cup: ‘how much caffeine will kill you?’ We’ll...