• Sekio Ingeniería del Café


Caffeine was discovered in 1819 by the German chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge. It is an alkaloid of the xanthine group present in many foods (also called theine, guaranine or mateine) that acts as a psychotropic stimulant and as a diuretic.

It produces mental stimulation for several hours and insomnia, and it increases alertness. It acts mainly on the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system.

Other plants containing caffeine are tea, mate, guarana, kola nut, and cocoa.

Caffeine acts as a natural pesticide and protects the plant itself.

Normally, Arabica contains less caffeine than Robusta (Canephora).

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