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J Agric Food Chem. 2001 May;49(5):2382-6.

Model studies on the influence of coffee melanoidins on flavor volatiles of coffee beverages.

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Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Lebensmittelchemie, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, D-85748 Garching, Germany.


Addition of the total melanoidin fraction isolated by water extraction from medium-roasted coffee powder to a model solution containing a set of 25 aroma compounds mimicking the aroma of a coffee brew reduced, in particular, the intensity of the roasty, sulfury aroma quality. Model studies performed by static headspace analysis revealed that especially three well-known coffee odorants, that is, 2-furfurylthiol (FFT), 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol, and 3-mercapto-3-methylbutyl formate, were significantly reduced in the headspace above an aqueous model solution when melanoidins were added. In particular, the low molecular weight melanoidins (1500-3000 Da) led to the most significant decrease in FFT. In contrast, for example, aldehydes remained unaffected by melanoidin addition.

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