Do you find that when you drink coffee the sweet treat you ordered at the same time tastes even sweeter? Then you not alone, it has been proven to be a scientific fact. Researchers at Aarhus University have concluded that coffee makes you more sensitive to sweetness. They tested 156 test subjects who had their sense of smell and taste tested before and after drinking coffee. While their sense of smell was unaffected by coffee, their sense of taste was. The results maybe provide us with a better understanding of how our taste buds work.
The research does have some practical real world implications such as potentially being used to reduce sugar and calories in our food, which could be beneficial for diabetic and overweight people.