Mathematicians are using their analytical skills to understand what makes the perfect cup coffee. It might seem odd that a team of mathematicians is trying to establish what is the perfect cup coffee until you realize that coffee consists over 1,800 chemical components. If you combine these the different ways brewing coffee, it makes sense because there are a lot numbers involved. Mathematicians universities Ireland and England used some complex calculations to determine how to make an ideal cuppa. Researchers Dr William Lee and Dr Kevin Moroney focused what happens to coffee as it passes a variety filter coffee machines.
The scientists hope their research will change the way coffee machines are made. Dr Lee told the BBC News: "Our overall idea is to have a complete mathematical model coffee brewing that you could use to design coffee machines, rather like we use a theory fluid and solid mechanics to design racing cars." In the near future, coffee lovers might be able to adjust many the variables that affect the taste the coffee as it is filtered and brewed. These include how hot the water is, how fast the water flows, the size coffee beans are ground , the length of time it is brewed, and more. The research is published the journal the Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics