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While most people need a large cup of hot java right in the morning to get them started on their day, many don’t know what ingredients are lurking behind that signature coffee taste. This video infographic ‘What’s Actually Inside An Average Cup of Coffee’ by Wired.com reveals what sorts of chemicals come together to form the iconic bitter roasted coffee taste.
This visual video infographic narrates what makes up a standard cup of coffee, and the ingredients might slightly frighten you. From ingredients like 2-ethylphenol, which is a cockroach pheromone, to dimethyl disulfide, which has the odor of rotten meat, these chemicals are shockingly horrific. How do they find their way into our cups of coffee? Well, they in such small quantities that their odors and/or taste are masked by other, more overpowering, ones.