Questions tagged [chemistry]

All about the chemistry of coffee, from the Maillard reaction to the extraction of dissolved solubles in coffee.

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Empirical data on reuse of grounds, by flow and filter

We wanted to know are there quality empirically generated chemical composition tables examining the relationship between filter porosity, flow by volume per time, and grounds of different varieties?
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Does L-theanine affect caffeine's half-life?

Does consuming L-theanine with caffeine, either in drink (like matcha) or in pill form, affect the half-life of caffeine? I have heard something like "L-theanine slows caffeine absorption", ...
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What is the process of coffee acting as a taste blocker in conjunction with menthol/mint

Background, I vape a mint (spearmint and peppermint) with menthol. When I drink any kind of coffee and for some time after, the vape has a different (not so nice) taste. It can be black coffee, ...
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How to make a "normal" cup of coffee with instant coffee

I drink freeze dried instant coffee usually and when I have it I find that it is much stronger than regular brewed coffee. I figure that im putting too much powder in. This got me thinking, if one ...