Coffee or Tea?

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Why do some people like coffee and others tea? Some of our taste preference is taught through culture and familiarity, but scientists were skeptical about how taste buds prefer foods and drinks that are bitter. Using thousands of records of DNA banks in the US, Australia, and England, the research focused on the genes that control sense receptors for bitterness. They found that those that drank a large number of cups of coffee had a higher genetic score for bitterness sensitivity. Perhaps we were born to drink coffee or tea! See and read more at:


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