Coffee Oil, Coffee Absolute or Coffee Co2 Extract (Coffea arabica)


Coffee may also be referred to as Arabian coffee, Coffee Shrub of Arabia, Mountain Coffee, Arabica Coffee, Coffee CO2 Total Extract Organic. It is typically processed in South America using cold pressed, co2 extraction or solvent extraction as a method for extracting oil from the bean seeds.


The aromatic oil that is contained within the coffee bean is responsible for its distinctive flavor. Coffee Oil can be green or roasted, but Roasted Coffee Oil is truer to the aromatic "coffee experience."

There are a number ofCoffee Oils on the market, and sometimes they are misidentified. Coffee Oil is usually produced through cold pressing roasted or green coffee beans. To my understanding, cold pressed Coffee Oil is not a true essential oil. Cold pressed Coffee Oil does contain volatile aromatic compounds, but to my understanding, it is primarily composed of lipids. Sometimes instead, coffee oil is produced by infusing coffee beans into a vegetable oil to produce what is known as an infused oil. Because Coffee oil is so aromatic, some suppliers may list them among their essential oils or classify it as an essential oil. Since there is confusion, I'd recommend paying close attention to the method of extraction and other information conveyed by suppliers.

Also available on the market is an incredibly aromatic Coffee CO2 Extract as well as a Coffee Absolute that is produced by solvent extraction.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Rich Strong

  • Common Name(s): Arabian coffee, Coffee Shrub of Arabia, Mountain Coffee, Arabica Coffee, Coffee CO2 Total Extract Organic
  • Botanical Family: Rubiaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Coffea
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
  • Consistency: Medium to Thick
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Color: Dark Brown opaque
  • Countries of Production: South America
  • Indigenous Country: El Salvador, Yemen, and Ethiopia
  • Cultivation: Conventional
  • Processing Methods: Cold Pressed, CO2 Extraction or Solvent Extraction
  • Part Typically Used: Bean seeds
  • Storage: We recommend that this oil be stored in a refrigerator and used within 1-2 years of the purchase date.
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

Other Uses for Coffee:

Perfumery, Fragrance, and diffusion

Aromatherapy Fragrance Natural Perfumery Skin Care


Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Coffee:

Contains a small amount of caffeine – if you are highly sensitive to coffee, or have an allergy to it, we recommend avoiding use of this oil. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

Safety Precautions for Coffee:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.


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