BOTANICAL NAME: Coffea (from the Arabic name, kahwah) arabica (Arabian)
EXTRACTION: Cold pressed
DESCRIPTION: The coffee plant is native to tropical and southern Africa as well as tropical Asia. Nowadays, coffee is grown in South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and is a tremendously important industry to local economies. There are several species of coffee plants, ranging from shrubs to small trees, however the coffea Arabica and the coffee canephora are the most popular plants used for coffee bean growth. Coffee plants produce red or purple fruits called “cherries” that contain two seeds, which are commonly referred to as coffee beans. Coffee essential oil is extracted from green coffee beans of the coffee plant. These beans are high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and sterols making it a rich antioxidant with many dermatological benefits.
KEY COMPONENTS: Polyphenolic antioxidants, such as chlorogenic, caffeic, ferulic, and n-coumarinic acids