Coffee Extraction

Coffee Extraction

What does chemistry have to do with coffee? that’s an important question, because making coffee is all about chemistry. So before answering that, we need to address the question of what chemistry is.

Chemistry is “ the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.”.

So now we can use our knowledge of chemistry and apply it to making a good cup of coffee. Simplify put, there are a few factors that affect the taste of your final cup, and we will go over in this article. They are:

1- Energy (Temperature)

2- Water Quality

3- Surface Area & Agitation

4- Pressure

5-Brew Ratio

6- Contact Time

7- Filter Type

8- Container Type

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