Coffee is one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, with two billion cups drunk worldwide every day. Brewers from every continent have developed a legion of different methods to make the perfect cup, but few have ever put the question to science. Now, researchers from the University of Limmerick have created a mathematical model to help coffee connoisseurs.
TRICKS TO MAKING THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
In an episode of the video series ‘Reactions’ from the American Chemical Society published online earlier this year, chemistry experts share their tips for making quality coffee. In order to have an accurate coffee to water ratio, the experts suggest skipping the teaspoon and breaking out a scale instead. The quality of water can also dramatically change the flavour, and the Reaction hosts suggest trying bottled or filtered water instead of just tap.