|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||316.441 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||158 to 162 °C (316 to 324 °F; 431 to 435 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
A typical bean of Coffea arabica contains about 0.4-0.7% cafestol by weight. Cafestol is present in highest quantity in unfiltered coffee drinks such as French press coffee or Turkish coffee/Greek coffee. In filtered coffee drinks such as drip brewed coffee, it is present in only negligible amounts, as the paper filter in drip filtered coffee retains the diterpenes.
As coffee consumption may have effects on health, cafestol is under preliminary research to identify its possible biological actions.
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