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17 Jul Mycotoxin Free Coffee

There has been some concern about Mycotoxins in coffee so we tested our  Organic espresso  with Intertek Agricultural Services.

We are pleased to say that it is Mycotoxin free so you can enjoy a delicious cup with confidence!

We have looked in to the most recent research and have found that coffee growers are using specific methods to prevent Mycotoxins from occurring.

 

 

So, what are Mycotoxins?

Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by moulds.

It is important to know that Mycotoxin levels in food are tightly regulated.

Moulds and Mycotoxins in foods are nothing new. The WHO is aware of this and regulates the levels that are found in foods we consume.

 

 

From our own research we have found that sourcing and consuming top quality Arabica coffee beans is the best way to avoid Mycotoxins.

 

Are Mycotoxins harmful to human health?

There are claims that some coffee available on the market is contaminated with these toxins and that they can cause people who drink them to have adverse reactions and even higher risk of disease.

The types of Mycotoxins that are of concern regarding coffee are Aflotoxin B1 and Ochratoxin A. AFB1 is a well known carcinogen and Ochratoxin a is a less studied and weaker carcinogen that may be harmful to the brain and kidneys.

It is when these moulds are found in large doses that they are harmful to human health and thankfully when coffee is produced correctly it is totally safe to consume. To purchase our Mycotoxin free blends click here.

2 Comments
  • Eileen Carter
    Posted at 15:39h, 12 December Reply

    Are the organic beans ethically sourced ?

    • toby
      Posted at 16:48h, 06 January Reply

      Hello Eileen,

      So sorry to take so long to get back to you.

      The most ethical coffee we use is the Utopia Espresso and the Harmony Plunger products. These are Rainforest Alliance Certified meaning they grown in the rain forests without chemicals and they are grown sustainably. Also the farmers and working conditions along with fair pay are guaranteed by the Rain Forest Alliance Organisation. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

      We hope this helps with your question.

      Kind regards,

      Byron Bay Coffee Company

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