Coffee is the one of the most consumed beverage
across the world. Therefore, it has a commercial value and social importance.
Coffee consumption continues to increase due to its physiological effects, its
pleasant taste, aroma and many health benefits. In this study six different
coffee samples from six different countries were analyzed for determining
concentration of 17 elements by using inductively coupled plasma optical
emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). According to the obtained results, elements
were classified into three groups of macro, micro, and trace elements according
to their concentration; among the macro elements potassium concentration were
highest (10508 mg/L) average concentration in all samples; whereas the average
concentration of calcium were found to be lowest (296.33 mg/L) in this group.
Micro elements showed the concentration order of: Sr > Mn > Fe > Al
> Ba > Cu > Zn by concentration of 12.66, 12.28, 6.35, 3.81, 3.79,
3.05, and 2.61 mg/L respectively. Concentrations of selenium were higher than
all other elements in the group of trace elements by average concentration of
0.61 mg/L. The results obtained in this study showed there
are significant differences between different elemental content of different
coffee samples grown in different region.
Coffee, Trace element, analysis, coffee sample, elements, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)