Science Explains How To Prepare The Ideal Cup Of Coffee

By Anthony K

Coffee is drunk by over 83 percent of American adults on a daily basis, resulting in a staggering 587 million cups consumed per day. No wonder there’s a lot of talk about the health effects of coffee. Another concern is how many of those coffees are genuinely good? Even if a brewer makes espresso daily, consistently good espresso might be hard to come by! Why does coffee made by a barista in a cafe taste so different from the same beans prepared at home?


Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages because the brewer has a significant impact on the quality of the beverage at the time of consumption. Scientists have unearthed a way to make the perfect cup of coffee, which has eluded coffee lovers around the world for years. As part of a study, mathematicians and physicists collaborated to develop a formula for brewing a perfect cup.

Brewing coffee is the method of obtaining soluble flavor components from roasted and ground coffee beans. Perfecting the flavor for a barista entails ensuring that the extraction hits the perfect balance. No barista wants their coffee tasting like some basic homemade coffee.

According to studies, low levels of bicarbonate and high magnesium levels are the critical components in brewing a perfect cup of coffee. Water composition has a profound effect on the end taste of coffee.


According to the study, the mineral concentration of water had the most significant impact on the extraction of six different chemicals. Magnesium-rich water improves coffee bean taste extraction, whereas salt and bicarbonates, which are abundant in bottled water, damage the flavor.