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Coffee Oil / Coffee Absolute / Coffee CO2
The oil that is contained within the coffee bean is responsible for its distinctive flavor. Coffee Oil can be green or roasted, but Roasted Coffee Oil is truer to the aromatic "coffee experience."
Prior to roasting, the beans and the oil derived from them smells quite green and somewhat bitter. In fact, unroasted coffee beans are referred to as green coffee beans.
I'm not familiar with the availability of a steam distilled coffee essential oil, but Coffee Oils are available as CO2s, absolutes and as a cold pressed oils.
Caffeine is a water-soluble constituent and is not present within the volatile oil.
Limited documentation is available regarding the constituents contained within the oil, and its use within holistic aromatherapy is uncertain. It naturally may be assumed that it would be a nice morning pick-me-up oil in the diffuser despite its absence of caffeine. It may be an oil worth exploring for those attempting to give up caffeine or coffee. Though I'm concerned it actually could be a temptation to those trying to quit drinking coffee, it could potentially help curb the craving for some.
Coffee Oil is gaining more widespread use in personal care product formulation.
Aromatic Description: Strong, rich, aroma of fresh brewed coffee.
Coffee Oil Uses: Perfumery/fragrancing.
Minimal documentation available.
For more information about Coffee Absolute,
CO2 and cold pressed coffee oils, read AromaTalk's lighthearted
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