February 7, 2007 - Thanks to researchers at CIRAD at the University of Campinas, Brazil we're now closer at fully understanding what exactly makes a coffee "specialty".
A new year has come and for many this means taking on a new set of resolutions for 2014. Take a look at any new years resolution survey and "losing weight" is by far the most popular followed by saving money.
Carbohydrates are perhaps one of the largest family of compounds in organic chemistry. As the name implies, carbohydrates are simply hydrated carbon molecules with complex structure. Of course, the most common carbohydrate is that of sucrose, or table sugar, but there are literally thousands of molecules in this branch of chemistry.
Talk to any chef or experienced foodie and everyone will agree that sugars play an important role in the overall pleasure we receive from eating. From breakfasts to late night desserts, sugars make an impact in our sensorial experience.