from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, the tannin of coffee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to coffee and resembling tannin.


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  • There are several other constituents, including certain innocuous so-called caffetannic acids, that, in combination with the caffeol, give the beverage its rare gustatory appeal.

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  • The caffeine and caffetannic acid readily dissolve in cold water, but the delicate flavoring oils require

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  • It has been demonstrated in chapter XVII that there is no definite compound "caffetannic acid," and that the heterogeneous material designated by this name does not possess the properties of tanning.

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  • One of the few chemical investigations of the growing tree is the examination by Graf of flowers from 20-year-old coffee trees, in which he found 0.9 percent caffein, a reducing sugar, caffetannic acid, and phytosterol.

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  • The so-called "caffetannic acid" is really a mixture which has among its constituents chlorogenic acid

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  • In view of this condition of uncertainty in composition, necessity for great care in manipulation, and ever-present danger of contamination, the significance of "caffetannic acid analysis" fades.

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  • University of Pittsburgh in 1915; and Dr. Raymond F. Bacon submitted a report that showed that the boiling method produced the highest percentage of caffetannic acid and caffein; the F.ench drip process the lowest.

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  • His claim is that the name "caffetannic acid" is a misnomer and should be abandoned.

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  • It is thus apparent that even in green coffee there is no definite compound "caffetannic acid," and there is even less likelihood of its being present in roasted coffee.

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  • As has been previously pointed out [382], the term "caffetannic acid" is a misnomer; for the substances which are called by this name are in all probability mainly coffalic and chlorogenic acids.

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