Are there allergens in coffee?
Coffee is not included in the list of allergenic ingredients as stated by the UK Government.
The full list of allergenic ingredients is as follows:
Cereals containing gluten, such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut and their hybridised strains
Peanuts (also groundnuts)
Nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios, macadamias and Queensland nuts
Crustaceans (includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps and prawns)
Molluscs (includes mussels, cockles, oysters, scallops, squid and octopus)
Milk and milk products (including)
Sulphur dioxide and sulphites at levels above 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/litre expressed as SO2
This relates not only to the ingredients (and their components) that are used in the product, but to anything that is still present in the final product, even in an altered form.
We use 100% arabica coffee, which is listed on our bags.
While the list of allergenic products does not include coffee, or even caffeine products, we do recommend that our coffee (unless decaffeinated) is not intended for use by people who have a higher sensitivity to caffeine.
Coffee is typically not recommended for consumption by infants, or young children.
How do we work to minimise the risk of allergens in our coffee?
We cannot not guarantee that our coffee products never come into contact with allergens. However, we do everything in our power to minimise the risk of it happening.
We are an accredited member of SALSA, which means we adhere to their high standards in food safety and traceability. Learn more about SALSA here.
As part of our strict guidelines within our roastery, we don’t allow any staff or visitors to consume any foods or beverages (other than water) in our production areas.
Contact us if you have a question about allergens
If you would like any more information about allergens and coffee, please feel free to contact us. For more information about allergens in general, you may find the guidance you need with the Food Standards Agency in the UK.