The Coffee Research Institute:
Coffee Chemistry Studies and Coffee Science Experiments
verification of origin coffee study was undertaken at Davidson
College to determine a commercially viable method to verify
coffee origin and to detect adulteration of coffee samples.
Upon completion, four coffee samples (3 Arabica and 1 Robusta)
were identified using IR spectroscopy and gas chromatography.
This report will not be published until further tests are
undertaken. Please contact Michael
Griffin if you have any questions pertaining to this coffee research.
manuscript entitled Determination
of the Relationship Between Phosphate Concentration and
Perceived Acidity in Coffee, has been accepted for
publication in the Proceedings of the 18th ASIC Colloquium.
It is accessible only with the correct password. If you
have interest in this coffee research and cannot order the manuscript
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
on Electronic Noses provides an overview of multi-sensor
array analysis, considerations, pattern recognition techniques,
and future applications.
are currently working on developing an electronic analogue
to the human tongue, using existing research on sensor arrays
in the McDevitt research group at the University of Texas
chemistry department. By modeling the human tongue and applying it to coffee chemistry, we expect
to surpass the results obtained by other coffee research groups who use
only electrochemical methods of analysis. For more information
see the group