Food Analytical Methods

, Volume 10, Issue 7, pp 2302–2310

Ground Roast Coffee: Review of Analytical Strategies to Estimate Geographic Origin, Species Authenticity and Adulteration by Dilution


DOI: 10.1007/s12161-016-0756-3

Cite this article as:
Thorburn Burns, D., Tweed, L. & Walker, M.J. Food Anal. Methods (2017) 10: 2302. doi:10.1007/s12161-016-0756-3


Methods for the determination of the most commonly found materials used to adulterate coffee as diluents and to establish the geographic and genotypic origin of beans are reviewed. Suggestions are made as to how to start to authenticate, or otherwise, the label claims for a given sample of roast ground coffee.


Coffee Geographic origin Adulteration Species authenticity 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
self funded by myself

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    © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

    Authors and Affiliations

    1. 1.The Institute for Global Food SecurityThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK
    2. 2.Government Chemist Programme, LGCMiddlesexUK

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