Quinine

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Quinine is a white crystalline powder with a bitter taste. It is obtained from the bark of the cinchona tree and belongs to the group of alkaloids. In medicine, quinine is used to treat malaria and nocturnal leg cramps. In the food sector, quinine is used as a flavoring mainly in beverages such as bitter lemons and energy drinks.

For coffee, Quinine has a characteristic bitter taste, similar to caffeine and other alkaloids found in coffee. Usually, the bitterness in coffee is characteristic and desirable to a certain extent – ​​This level is mainly determined by the roasting process of the coffee and is also influenced by many secondary factors such as the source of the coffee. varieties, processing, preparation methods…

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