WIRED: "What's Actually Inside an Average Cup of Coffee"

WIRED: “What’s Actually Inside an Average Cup of Coffee”

LOL – I love coffee AND chemistry, so this little vid from the folks at WIRED magazine is a two-fer for me.

Ok, I also (sort of) enjoy stuff that (gently) twists the tails of the “chemophobes” in our midst. You know, the ones that make a distinction between “natural” foods and the stuff with all the “chemicals.”

It’s a chemical world – the WIRED account just scratches the surface of the chemicals that contribute to coffee’s bitterness, acidity and aroma – more than 800, according to this ACS article.

Good stuff! 🙂

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

2 Comments

  1. That was very interesting. It’s nice to know I’m drinking something used by cockroaches and made with dirt and butter!!!!

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    • LOL – just shows you how widely spread different chemicals are in nature.

      Mmmmm… coffee.

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