How to make coffee
The Science Behind the Bean
Caffeine is the most widely consumed mind-altering molecule in the world; we cannot get enough of it. How is it that coffee has such a hold? Its all in the chemistry; the molecular structure of caffeine and the flavour-making phenols and fats that can be lured out from the bean by roasting, grinding and brewing.
Making good coffee depends on understanding the science: why water has to be at a certain temperature, how roast affects taste, and what happens when you add cream. This book lays out the scientificprinciples for the coffee-loving non-scientist; stick to these and you will never drink an ordinary cup of joe again.
_ by Lani Kingston
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