Coffee Authentication


Coffee Authentication


Based on detection of 16-O-methylcafestol, or 16-OMC, in coffee via benchtop NMR, this new analytical service reduces the analysis time from 3 days (current standard analytical technique) to 40 minutes and is not only a more rapid but also cost-effective alternative. With a detection limit of 2%w/w robusta in Arabica, it also has the required sensitivity to detect levels suggestive of substitution for economic gain.

Should it be required, a further test (by LC-MS at additional cost) is able to provide quantification of the levels of 16-OMC detected.

Watch our video below for a sneak peak into our authentication process and our new premises at Quadram Institute!



For more information and an up-to-date list of prices please contact us on info@qibextra.co.uk or +44 (0) 1603 255 342.
 

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Authentication

Utilizing the expertise of the Analytical Sciences Unit at Quadram Institute, QIB Extra is able to offer  rapid screening methods for detecting substitution of undeclared material in foods.

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