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  • 90% of caffeine is extracted within the first minute of extraction. Learn more about the chemistry of brewing at our upcoming seminar.

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Caffeine and the Olympics

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Aug 2, 2012 - With the Summer Olympics taking place in London over the next few weeks we decided to take a quick look at the use of caffeine as a 'performance enhancer'. Although caffeine is not currently 'banned' from the International Olympic (IOC) list of ergogenic compounds, it was placed on the list after the 1972 Olympics when a Mongolian athlete was found to have elevated levels of caffeine. [Read More]


The Chemistry of Coffee - Chicago, IL

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We are pleased to announce that we will be running a chemistry of coffee seminar immediately after Coffee Fest Chicago. So if you've ever been interested in learning more about the chemistry of coffee and science of taste, make sure to register ASAP.


The Chemistry of Coffee - June 11-12, 2012 - Chicago, IL

Roast Magazine: Chemistry of Brewing

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April 26, 2012 - Check out this month's issue of Roast Magazine where we discuss  'The Chemistry of Brewing' from bean to cup. In this issue we'll discuss how water interacts with solubles, flavor formation, interaction of organic acids, cold extraction, as well as the role of caffeine in taste. Although the article is meant to be introductory - we've tried to stay clear of discussing far too familiar factors such as time/temp/grind size - or issues covered in almost every brewing workshop ever presented. For more detailed information on the chemistry of brewing make sure to sign up for our next chemistry of coffee seminar coming to a city/country near you.



roast magazine - chemistry of brewing

Portland Here We Come!

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This weeks starts the 24th Annual SCAA conference in Portland, Oregon. With over 10,000 people in attendance the event is sure to be the largest single coffee event on earth. For those interested in expanding their scope of science, we will be presenting the "Organic Acids & The Chemistry of Coffee" on Sunday, April 22 (SOLD OUT). Safe travels and see you all in Portland.

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