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What is in Your Cup? A Coffee Chemistry Primer

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The team at (the name explains itself) has launched the first in a series of infographics exploring “what’s in your cup.” For the opener, the team examines caffeine, citric acid, chlorogenic acid and phenols, adding that those components of coffee are only scratching “the surface of coffee’s composition.”

For a more in-depth explication, visit And for those of you in England, the Coffee Chemistry team has also just announced that they will be holding educational seminars in London on Sept. 23-24.


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