March 27, 2009 - This month, we were asked by Tea & Coffee Trade Journal to write a brief article discussing the complicated science behind coffee. Well, here it is!!
Ah yes, the time for scary goblins, ghosts and witches has arrived and what would Halloween be without pumpkins?
Of the two commercially important species of coffee - arabica generally contains more lipids than robusta averaging 15-17% and 10-11.5%, respectively. With the actual coffee bean only a small percentage of the lipid oil is actually contained in the waxy portion covering the bean, while the majority being distributed in the endosperm.