Producers press coffee seed oil from both the green beans and the roasted beans. And be aware, there is also coffee essential oil, which can be confused with the lipid oils we’re discussing here.
How is green coffee bean oil different from roasted coffee bean oil?
The roasting process develops the rich aroma we are used to with coffee so coffee bean oil from roasted beans has a deep rich scent.
The green coffee bean oil has no coffee aroma at all. Rather, the green oil I find to have a raw, woodsy kind of scent. And, when you can find an oil that is not overly refined, it has a medium amber color. And the unrefined or lightly refined green coffee bean oil contains hundreds of natural compounds.
What is most unusual about coffee seed oil is its fatty acid profile dominated by polyunsaturated linoleic acid with saturated palmitic acid second. The oil have very little oleic acid, less than 10%, and so is a good oil for those that don’t do well with high oleic acid oils.
I’ve read many many studies about the health benefits of coffee, and some that dispute those same benefits, but overall we know that coffee is packed with active compounds. On the skin, all those natural compounds, have some wonderful benefits I’ve been discovering in my research.
Here’s a short video on coffee bean oil and some of the skin benefits of this lovely lipid oil
Have you worked with coffee bean oil? I’d love to hear in the comments below.