Green Coffee Lab Results
As a provider of clean, organic coffee, Café Mam regularly tests our green coffee to ensure our customers are getting what they expect from us. We work with Biogen Labs in Corbett, Oregon for testing on every lot of green coffee used in our Therapy Roast. This is a third-party laboratory and is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Biogen Labs has established regulatory limits and tests our coffee for aflatoxin, ochratoxin, mold, yeast, heavy metals, fatty acids, and over 250 pesticides and herbicides, which you can find below.
Understanding how to read these test results is important - Certain tests such as yeast and mold cannot produce an ND (none detected) result, because they are always present in the atmosphere and in virtually all organic matter. Thus the use of regulatory limits is used to understand the levels that do exist. These limits are stricter than the normal regulatory limits for testing mycotoxins, yeast, and mold in coffee, and have been put together from a food safety perspective, and for the specific purpose of the Therapy Roast.
Please note that these tests are performed on green coffee, and the roasting process represents a major kill step on the microbiological level.
Yeast should be less than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram (Yeast = < 1,000 cfu/g)
Mold should be less than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram (Mold = <1,000 cfu/g)
Aflatoxin should be less than 20 parts per million (aflatoxin = < 20 ppm)
Ochratoxin should be less than 2 parts per billion (ochratoxin = < 2 ppb)
Pesticides should have none detected (Pesticides = ND)
Herbicides should have none detected (Herbicides = ND)
You can find the test results for the current lot of coffee we are using for Therapy Roast coffee, as well as previous lots, below: