Alkaloid

Science / Chemistry / Alkaloid: A class of bitter-tasting, basic organic compounds with nitrogen-containing rings. Alkaloids often have powerful effects on living things. Examples are cocaine, nicotine, strychnine, caffeine, and morphine.

Caustic

Life Style / Coffee / Caustic: A detrimental coffee taste sensation characterized by burning, sour sensation on the posterior sides of the tongue. Caused by alkaloids increasing the sourness of the acids in combination with a high MORE

Medicinal

Life Style / Coffee / Medicinal: A detrimental coffee taste sensation characterized by a penetrating sour sensation on the posterior sides of the tongue. Caused by alkaloids increasing the sourness of the acids without any taste modu MORE

Caffeine

Science / Chemistry / Caffeine: A substance found in tea, coffee, and cola that acts as a stimulant. It is extremely soluble in supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and somewhat soluble in water; aqueous solutions of caffeine quickly MORE

Bitter

Life Style / Coffee / Bitter: A basic taste characterized by solution of quinine, caffeine, and certain other alkaloids. Perceived primarily at the back of the tongue. Generally normal characteristics of coffees connected with the MORE

Alkaline

Science / Chemistry / Alkaline: Having a pH greater than 7. MORE

Tonic Water

Entertainment / Liquor / Tonic Water: A carbonated beverage containing lemon, lime, and quinine, an alkaloid obtained from the cinchona bark. MORE

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