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Old 10-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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What's Inside a Cup of Coffee?
by Wired magazine


Caffeine
This is why the world produces more than 16 billion pounds of coffee beans per year. It's actually an alkaloid plant toxin (like nicotine and cocaine), a bug killer that stimulates us by blocking neuroreceptors for the sleep chemical adenosine. The result: you, awake.

Water
Hot H2O is a super solvent, leaching flavors and oils out of the coffee bean. A good cup of joe is 98.75 percent water and 1.25 percent soluble plant matter. Caffeine is a diuretic, so coffee newbies pee out the water quickly; java junkies build up resistance.

2-Ethylphenol
Creates a tarlike, medicinal odor in your morning wake-up. It's also a component of cockroach alarm pheromones, chemical signals that warn the colony of danger.

Quinic acid
Gives coffee its slightly sour flavor. On the plus side, it's one of the starter chemicals in the formulation of Tamiflu.

3,5 Dicaffeoylquinic acid
When scientists pretreat neurons with this acid in the lab, the cells are significantly (though not completely) protected from free-radical damage. Yup: Coffee is a good source of antioxidants.

Dimethyl disulfide
A product of roasting the green coffee bean, this compound is just at the threshold of detectability in brewed java. Good thing, too, as it's one of the compounds that gives human feces its odor.

Acetylmethylcarbinol AKA 3-Hydroxybutanone
That rich, buttery taste in your daily jolt comes in part from this flammable yellow liquid, which helps give real butter its flavor and is a component of artificial flavoring in microwave popcorn.

Putrescine
Ever wonder what makes spoiled meat so poisonous? Here you go. Ptomaines like putrescine are produced when E. coli bacteria in the meat break down amino acids. Naturally present in coffee beans, it smells, as you might guess from the name, like Satan's outhouse.

Trigonelline
Chemically, it's a molecule of niacin with a methyl group attached. It breaks down into pyridines, which give coffee its sweet, earthy taste and also prevent the tooth-eating bacterium Streptococcus mutans from attaching to your teeth. Coffee fights the Cavity Creeps.

Niacin
Trigonelline is unstable above 160 degrees F; the methyl group detaches, unleashing the niacin—vitamin B3—into your cup. Two or three espressos can provide half your recommended daily allowance.



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Old 10-21-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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Oh my God I don't believe it.So many of chemicals.is it injurious for health or good for health.Thanks sharing these details with us.Its really good for us to know.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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There are chemicals in everything. Not to say these are good or bad chemicals. I love coffee and will drink it no matter.
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Mmmmmm, chemicals.
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Mine has whiskey in it
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:23 AM   #6
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Better living through chemistry.



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Old 10-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #7
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Now mind ya, I'm drinking my coffee right now. I love coffee. I'd easily have sex with coffee were it socially acceptable.
Coffee is the single worst thing a person can put in their body (aside from maybe TripleF).
Even bullets have antioxidants. And electrolytes.
Coffee transcends donuts. It can't even make the "top five bad things for you" list, because it's so incredibly bad for you. It sits on it's very own pedestal of badness.
I'm going to go have another cup. I hope you'll join me.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:42 AM   #8
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It takes dynomite to get me off, too much of everything is just enough.
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I think our work coffee has extra putrescine in it.
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I think our work coffee has extra putrescine in it.
Would that be the "Satan's Outhouse Extra Bold" blend?

The sad thing is I might actually buy some coffee that had that name -- I would be too curious to pass it up. Plus, it would be great to leave a bag of that next to the coffee machine for when guests stop by.
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Now mind ya, I'm drinking my coffee right now. I love coffee. I'd easily have sex with coffee were it socially acceptable.
Coffee is the single worst thing a person can put in their body (aside from maybe TripleF).
Even bullets have antioxidants. And electrolytes.
Coffee transcends donuts. It can't even make the "top five bad things for you" list, because it's so incredibly bad for you. It sits on it's very own pedestal of badness.
I'm going to go have another cup. I hope you'll join me.
Those are some mighty condemning words for any one to find on google. Would you mind sighting some sources for such an extreme statement?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:39 AM   #12
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Coffee is the single worst thing a person can put in their body (aside from maybe TripleF).
Scott, here's some good news: medical studies in the past few years are actually elevating coffee from its previous lowly perception. The Harvard Medical School published a report that listed the following benefits (cut&paste) of drinking coffee in moderation:

Blood pressure. Results from long-term studies are showing that coffee may not increase the risk for high blood pressure over time, as previously thought. Study findings for other cardiovascular effects are a mixed bag.

Cancer. Coffee might have anti-cancer properties. Last year, researchers found that coffee drinkers were 50% less likely to get liver cancer than nondrinkers. A few studies have found ties to lower rates of colon, breast, and rectal cancers.

Diabetes. Heavy coffee drinkers may be half as likely to get diabetes as light drinkers or nondrinkers. Coffee may contain chemicals that lower blood sugar. A coffee habit may also increase your resting metabolism rate, which could help keep diabetes at bay.

Parkinson’s disease. Coffee seems to protect men, but not women, against Parkinson’s disease. One possible explanation for the sex difference may be that estrogen and caffeine need the same enzymes to be metabolized, and estrogen captures those enzymes.

Other medical research supports these findings. Nutrition researchers at Oregon State published a report stating "Overall, there is little evidence of health risk and some evidence of health benefits for adults consuming moderate amounts of filtered coffee."

So drink up!
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Now mind ya, I'm drinking my coffee right now. I love coffee. I'd easily have sex with coffee were it socially acceptable.
Coffee is the single worst thing a person can put in their body (aside from maybe TripleF).
Even bullets have antioxidants. And electrolytes.
Coffee transcends donuts. It can't even make the "top five bad things for you" list, because it's so incredibly bad for you. It sits on it's very own pedestal of badness.
I'm going to go have another cup. I hope you'll join me.

I'd only try it with Iced Coffee, don't need blisters on your little warrior Scott.
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Coffee is actually quite healthy
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #16
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I'm going to try hard to forget about dimethyl disulfide and putrescine. I keep thinking I can taste these, especially in the work coffee.
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Coffee is dangerous for sure. Dangerous to your credit card if you get into fancy HX machines, roasters and grinders.

Besides that, I pass to many old people drinking coffee every day to listen to any of the bullshit about it being not good for you.

If your scared, drink a V8.
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Well i love coffee whenever i am in stress i would love to have a cup of coffee.but have read few articles that coffee is not good for health
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Well i love coffee whenever i am in stress i would love to have a cup of coffee.but have read few articles that coffee is not good for health


Somewhere in between these articles that say coffee is bad for you and others that say coffee is good for you is the truth but internet comments are not truth they are usually misinformed untruths.

I find it very funny that on a cigar forum that deals with cigars, pipes, booze, food, tea and coffee that people point out health concerns. Health is a bit more involved then a cup of coffee with a cigar, like genetics, environment, activity level, over all consumption of any one thing, and many other variables so to say a cup of coffee is bad for you is silly.

, I take coffee very seriously.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:06 AM   #20
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Now mind ya, I'm drinking my coffee right now. I love coffee. I'd easily have sex with coffee were it socially acceptable.
Coffee is the single worst thing a person can put in their body (aside from maybe TripleF). ...
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