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Everyday millions of people around the world begin their day religiously with a morning cup of coffee. Though today we easily identify coffee in its beverage form, it wasn't always this way in the beginning.
Everyday over 2.25 billion cups cups of coffee are consumed globally in both producing and consuming countries. Quite impressive, but have you ever wondered what exactly is in your cup of coffee?
In this second issue of “What’s In Your Cup” we delve into some of the more obscure compounds in coffee. Here is a brief look at four important compounds commonly found in your cup of Joe.
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!!
Trigonelline is a bitter alkaloid in coffee which serves to produce important aroma compounds. In terms of concentration trigonelline is higher for arabica than robusta and ranges from about 0.6-1.3% and 0.3-0.9%, respectively.