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Chemical composition of coffee beans: an overview

Code: 9781838793814
Michael N. Clifford, University of Surrey, UK; Iziar A. Ludwig, Universitat de Lleida, Spain; and Alan Crozier, University of California Davis, USA

Chapter synopsis: This chapter provides an overview of the composition of green coffee beans and the changes associated with roasting and beverage production. The chapter focusses principally, but not exclusively, on more recent advances related to the major chemical components of coffee such as the chlorogenic acids, the alkaloids (caffeine and trigonelline), the diterpenes (cafestol and kahweol), volatile aromatics and the poorly characterized melanoidins.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Overall composition of green coffee 3 Roasting and associated transformations 4 Chlorogenic acids in green coffee beans 5 Chlorogenic acids in roasted coffee beans, instant coffee and beverage 6 Caffeine 7 Trigonelline 8 Diterpenes 9 Melanoidins 10 Production of volatiles 11 Conclusion and future trends 12 Where to look for further information 13 References

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