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Watch a Breakdown of What's Inside Your Coffee

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Apparently more than 98 percent of each cup of coffee is comprised of the water used to brew it, but the techies at Wired take an in-depth look at the other two percent in this video animation. According to the soothing narration, "some of the compounds in coffee would be pretty repulsive if they were present in higher concentrations." Among them, some pretty awesome Scrabble words: 2-ethylphenol (which "also happens to be a cockroach pheromone"), trigonelline (which happens to battle cavity-causing bacteria), and other antioxidants. Go, watch:

Video: What's Actually Inside an Average Cup of Coffee


· What's Actually Inside an Average Cup of Coffee [YouTube via Videogum]
· All Coffee Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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