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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! 🙂

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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.


  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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