The Chemistry of Coffee
The Chemistry of Coffee is a chemistry module to take you from green bean to perfectly roasted cup of magical coffee! We will learn about pH, solutions, dilution, data collection, variable manipulation and much more.
The project will culminate in "The Coffee Cup", a blind tasting competition pitting your perfectly roasted coffee against your classmates. The winners will be crowned the Master Roasters and will live in infamy for the rest of their lives!
The entire sequence of The Chemistry of Coffee is attached below.
Lesson 1: How Stuff Works - Coffee: Video Here
Lesson 2: Introduction to Acids and Coffee Flavor - Open pdf below
Lesson 3: Lab - Discovering Acids, Bases, and pH
Lesson 4: Lab - Roasting Stages of Coffee
Lesson 5: Chemicals in Coffee
Lesson 6: Lab - First Roast - Full City Roast
Lesson 7: Lab - Brewing and Cupping your First Roast (watch "How to Taste Coffee" first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_w-hes_Ub0)
Lesson 8: Lab - Master Roaster
Lesson 9: Lab - Brewing and Cupping your Master Roast
Lesson 10: Lab - Coffee pH and Color (Absorbance)