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If you've ever read the back of a Coke it reads something like this: "Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, caffeine...." The carbonated water, high fructose and caramel we can expect - we are after all drinking carbonated sugar water. But what about phosphoric acid, what's the purpose of that?
Once coffee has been roasted the next critical step is to create an infusion from the coffee grounds. Today, there are over a dozen different brewing devices on the market with new devices being developed everyday.
In its pure state - caffeine, or 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, exists as a white powdered alkaloid with an intensely bitter taste. Although coffee is most associated with caffeine, there are over 1,000 compounds in coffee making caffeine just a tiny fraction (~0.01%) of coffee's total composition.
January 13, 2007 - Next time you're on your way home from the gym, grab yourself a cup of coffee. New research show that drinking a couple of cups of coffee may mitigate the pain from strenuous workouts in women.
One of the most commonly asked question we receive is: "does espresso have more caffeine than drip coffee?"
June 26, 2007 - These latest findings also suggest that the antioxidants present in coffee can also lower the risk of heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver.