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A World of Specialists: Coffee and Chemistry

By Christopher Hendon My interest in chemistry was sparked in 2007 when I received a copy of Luca Turin’s The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell. Turin describes his pursuits of synthesizing novel, smelly molecules, and the challenge of elucidating how humans physically detect and perceive these compounds. Among other …

Technical Standard Committee Launches Fellowship Program

The Technical Standards Committee (TSC) of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) works on complex and complicated projects that have great impact on the specialty coffee industry. From establishing the green coffee defects standards for Arabica coffee to publishing measurable standards for sample roasting and cupping, our volunteers define the technical aspects of quality …

Get Something Brewing: Making Great Coffee at Home

Sponsored story provided by KitchenAid®.  Specialty coffee is about more than the absence of defects or off-flavors. It is about the pursuit of unique flavor attributes. It is about opening up a new world of experiences for the coffee drinker. It is about coffee producers and roasters sharing great coffee with their customers. It’s also about more than just the coffee experience delivered in a cafe setting. Bringing specialty …