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Bibliographic record number: 700282

Chapter/Paper in a book

Authors: Komes, Draženka; Belščak-Cvitanović, Ana
Title: Effects of Preparation Techniques on the Antioxidant Capacity of Coffee Brews
Book: Processing and Impact on Antioxidants in Beverages
Editor/s: Preedy, Victor R.
Publisher: Academic Press, Elsevier
City: Oxford
Year: 2014
Page range:: 87-97
Total pages in the book:: 319
ISBN: 978-0-12-404738-9
Keywords: Antioxidant capacity, Cafestol, Caffeine, Coffee, Melanoidins, Polyphenols, Preparation, Tocopherols
The technique of coffee brew preparation markedly affects the sensory properties and bioactive composition, especially antioxidant potential of final coffee brew. This paper provides an insight into the effects of different brewing techniques on the antioxidant capacity and bioactive compounds of differently prepared coffee brews. By comparing the results of different studies no general conclusion can be deduced regarding the effect of brewing technique on the antioxidant capacity and total phenol content, since the evaluated parameters are dependent upon numerous factors, such as coffee species, origin, roasting degree, grind size, brewing ratio (coffee sample to water), brewing time, etc. However, it can be observed that instant (soluble) and espresso brews, in several studies exhibit higher antioxidant potential and phenolic content, when compared to other brews, while filter coffee provides their lower contents. This is also the case for caffeine and diterpene cafestol, which can be found in higher contents in boiled or instant coffee brews and in lower contents in filtered coffee brews. The majority of studies agree that decaffeination and milk addition to coffee brews decrease their antioxidant capacity.
Original language: ENG
Category: Pregledni
Research fields:
Food processing technology
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Arijana Bušić (, 5. Lip. 2014. u 15:47 sati

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