Chemistry of Coffee Crossword Puzzle

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  • roasting: the process of heating coffee beans to develop their flavor and aroma through chemical reactions.
  • caffeine: this compound, responsible for the bitter taste in coffee, is also found in tea and chocolate.
  • chlorogenic: this acidic compound found in coffee beans contributes to its characteristic tartness and is also found in fruits.
  • maillard: a complex series of chemical reactions between amino acids and reducing sugars that occurs during coffee roasting.
  • lipids: these fatty substances present in coffee beans can affect the texture and mouthfeel of brewed coffee.
  • acids: these compounds in coffee act as antioxidants and have potential health benefits.
  • aromatics: these volatile compounds contribute to the aroma of coffee and are formed during the maillard reaction.