Chemistry Explains Why You Love the Smell of Coffee

It’s the smell of morning, work and maybe even Miles Davis if you spend enough time in coffee shops. But why do we love the smell of coffee? According to science, it’s because coffee contains molecules for almost every attractive scent, including sweet, spicy, fruity, floral, smoky and apparently even rotten cabbage (for those who are into that).

Check out the chart below to discover the molecules your nose falls in love with every time you smell a steaming cup of joe (click to enlarge).

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Source: CompoundChem

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