Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang of the University of Brisbane, co-author of the study, said, "This study has shown that the bitter taste perception is very high to show that it affects tea and coffee consumption It is based on numbers.
Strangely, most coffee drinkers are the most sensitive to the bitter taste of coffee. This is what Professor Marilyn Cornelis, professor of preventive medicine and co – author, points out that coffee drinkers develop a taste or ability to detect caffeine.
Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang says genetics is responsible for bitter taste rather than sweetness. However, our perception of taste is also affected by our actions.
& # 39; People do not like the bitter taste naturally, but can learn how to appreciate bitter food. People who drink coffee generally appreciate the bitter taste of other foods, such as green vegetables, because they can tolerate the bitter taste better.
The study is based on genetic data from approximately 438,000 British people who participated in this study. The authors said that they can not generalize to other countries and cultures.