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 break down.

Decaffeination Processes

Life Style / Coffee / Decaffeination Processes: Specialty coffees are decaffeinated in the green state, currently by one of four methods. The direct solvent method involves treating the beans with solvent, which selectively unites with the caffeine MORE

Robusta

Life Style / Coffee / Robusta: High in caffeine and rather bitter. Generally less acid and less aromatic than arabica coffee. Often slightly woody. MORE

Swiss Water Process

Life Style / Coffee / Swiss Water Process: A trademarked decaffeination method that removes caffeine from coffee beans using hot water, steam, and activated charcoal rather than chemicals or solvents. MORE

Traditional Process

Life Style / Coffee / Traditional Process: A group of decaffeination methods that use solvents to remove caffeine from green coffee beans. The direct solvent method involves treating the beans with solvent, which selectively unites with the ca MORE

Coffea Canephora

Life Style / Coffee / Coffea Canephora: Also Robusta. Currently the only significant competitor among cultivated coffee species to Coffea arabica. Robusta produces about 30% of the world's coffee. It is a lower-growing, higher-bearing tree 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

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