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Mathematicians are using their skills to understand what makes the cup of coffee. It might seem odd that a of mathematicians is trying to establish what is behind the perfect cup of coffee you realize that coffee consists of over 1,800 components. If you combine these with the ways of brewing coffee, it makes sense because there are a lot of involved. Mathematicians from universities in Ireland and England used some calculations to determine how to make an cuppa. Researchers Dr William Lee and Dr Kevin Moroney focused on what happens to coffee as it passes through a of filter coffee machines.

The scientists hope their will change the way coffee machines are made. Dr Lee told the BBC News: "Our overall is to have a complete mathematical of coffee brewing that you could use to design coffee machines, rather like we use a of fluid and solid mechanics to design racing cars." In the near future, coffee might be able to adjust many of the that affect the taste of the coffee as it is filtered and brewed. These include how the water is, how fast the water flows, the coffee beans are ground into, the length of it is brewed, and more. The research is published in the of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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