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(MSN)   Coffee companies want you to stop drinking so much coffee so you can't tell the good stuff from the crap   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-10-24 7:02:10 PM  
No, MSN, you can't sniff out tiny traces of caffeine in the weakest cup of joe. It has no odor.

The aroma (don't call it odor again or I'll cut you" comes from the roasted coffee beans themselves. Roasting other types seeds can smell quite nice, too.

Also, it doesn't matter how weak you're making it. If you can't smell anything from the grounds, either before or during the brewing process, they're stale.
 
2020-10-24 7:02:10 PM  
I dunno, I can smell/taste the difference between decaf and even the worst non-instant kind, so I guess that's something.
 
2020-10-24 7:05:55 PM  
Caffeine is quite bitter....decaf lacks that part of the body.
 
2020-10-24 7:16:04 PM  

puffy999: I dunno, I can smell/taste the difference between decaf and even the worst non-instant kind, so I guess that's something.


My guess is that any difference in smell comes from the decaffeination method. Soaking the beans in water probably dissolves more than just the caffeine - perhaps certain sugars or proteins that contribute to all the caramelizatiion that goes on during roasting.
 
2020-10-24 8:50:43 PM  
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2020-10-24 9:42:33 PM  
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2020-10-24 10:25:13 PM  
If I can smell caffeine, does that mean if I sniff enough blow I can be a drug dog?
 
2020-10-24 11:27:43 PM  
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2020-10-25 1:22:49 AM  
I lived downwind of a coffee roaster. The smell is just gross.
 
2020-10-25 3:08:36 AM  
Coffee sucks, period.
 
2020-10-25 8:40:49 AM  
I only drink decaf, and only black... it's not as good.  It's part of my keep sane daily routine to avoid depression, just a habit to get me moving in the morning, part of my coping strategy.  Anxiety can also be a part of my problem, and caffeine is counterproductive, so, it's decaf.  I'm also poor, so it's the cheapest store brand decaf.

I almost don't care what it tastes like all that much, I'm just in it for the routine.
 
2020-10-25 8:55:34 AM  
I switched over to green tea with ginger and lemon. Now my pee don't stank.
 
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2020-10-25 10:15:36 PM  

CFitzsimmons: I lived downwind of a coffee roaster. The smell is just gross.


It's the same with breweries. People assume that the exhaust would smell great, but all those smells are the stuff they're trying to vent off and get rid of before they sell it to you.
 
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