Mycotoxins in coffee

J Assoc Off Anal Chem. 1980 Nov;63(6):1282-5.


This report reviews studies concerning the susceptibility of green coffee beans to mycotoxin contamination. Included are investigations on normal mold flora, toxin production in inoculated beans, effect of experimental roasting on aflatoxin, ochratoxin, and sterigmatocystin, and survey on the presence of these toxins in commercial green coffee. Because of the extremely low frequency of findings, the low levels of toxins, and the experimental data showing 70--80% destruction by the roasting process of toxin added to green coffee, further study on this topic has been discontinued.

MeSH terms

  • Coffee / analysis*
  • Drug Stability
  • Food Contamination / analysis
  • Hot Temperature
  • Mycotoxins / analysis*


  • Coffee
  • Mycotoxins