pierre pelletier is one of the chemists that discovered caffeine

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (22 March 1788 – 19 July 1842) was a French chemist who did notable research on vegetable alkaloids and was the co-discoverer of quinine, caffeine, and strychnine.

Founding Father of the “Wave of Coffee”?

According to individuals, thought leaders, wanna be innovators and a bunch of imitators, coffee has come to the world in a series of waves. The First Wave of Coffee began with the discover of caffeine, by Mr. Pelletier, the commercial decaffeination process created by Ludwig Roseilus with the use of Methylene Chloride (paint thinner!).