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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 108

Determination of Caffeine in Coffee Using Low-Pressure Chromatography

João R. Santos,  and António O.S.S. Rangel     CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa/Porto, Rua Dr. António Bernardino Almeida, Porto, Portugal

Abstract

Coffee is probably the main source of caffeine in human diet and, because of legal requirements and organoleptic properties, this alkaloid in this beverage is frequently quantified. This chapter presents the approaches recently developed toward this aim, focusing on different coffee sample pretreatment before detection. Main advantages and disadvantages of the described methods are briefly discussed. A new approach using ...

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