Welcome to this post: 3 Mold Mycotoxin Tested Coffees.
Right off the bat, it’s important to note that not all coffee that’s sold contains mold. Similarly, not all coffee that’s sold is necessarily free from mold, either. It’s important to get to know your coffee, the sourcing and the processing it goes through.
If you are like me, you drink a decent amount of coffee when you look at life with an aerial view. The cups of coffee add up with time. Thus, it’s crucial to get good coffee! And, it makes sense to. You might as well make this daily habit as healthy as possible. Unknowingly ingesting toxins is not ideal.
For me, the mold found in blood testing I had done (read more here) was triggering some high histamine in my body. In other words, I was sensitive to a lot of different foods and drinks. I’m so glad to be on the road to healing and no longer having those intense tingling/itching/bloating reactions to food. Making sure my coffee was free from mold has allowed me to keep drinking it, even before starting my healing protocol.
Mold in Coffee
If you are unsure about the mold-content or quality of your favorite coffee, don’t hesitate to reach out to the brand to learn more. If they do not test their coffee for mold, they might be able to provide more information about their processing to know what to expect.
You could argue that there’s no way to know about mold content unless you test. Sure, that could be true. However, I’m just aiming to give you some real life, applicable ways to take a look at your coffee source and having a greater understanding of what’s going into your body. Improper processing can inhibit mold growth, while proper processing can prevent it.
Purity Coffee is one of the first brands I heard of, discovered, and started using when I began detoxing from mold exposure. They make it very clear in their branding, right away, that their coffee is clean.
Furthermore, Purity Coffee’s goal is to maximize the health benefits of coffee. They identify as a “health conscious coffee company.” Their beans are certified organic
Purity Coffee’s processing and testing is thorough and they state: “Purity contains no mold. Ever.”
Bulletproof, Dave Asprey’s brainchild and passion project, is a brand that’s been on my radar for a long time. Dave’s vast knowledge surrounding biohacking, promoting longevity and utilizing fats as fuel are a few fragments of the inspiration I’ve gained from him. For those that are interested in the topic of weight loss, you may find it inspiring that Dave lost almost 100 lbs by changing his diet, habits and reducing inflammation.
Okay, so for the coffee! Bulletproof coffees are tested for toxins (mold is one of many toxins that can potentially be found) and are Rainforest Alliance Certified. This certification means the source of the coffee promotes sustainable agriculture—farming that is environmentally sound, socially responsible, and profitable for farmers.
If you’ve read my blog before, you know Laird Superfood is one of my very favorite brands. I drink their Unsweetened Coffee Creamer pretty much every single day.
Coffee-wise, I mix their Medium & Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffes. Laird Superfood is a bit in its own category here. While their coffees as a final product are not tested for mold (you can check out this article to learn a little bit more about mold and coffee), they gave me the scoop on their processing:
“Our coffee does come from an SQF certified facility that has completed finished product testing to confirm that they are free of mycotoxins, but they do not do testing on each individual lot.”
I know so well the overwhelming feeling when you start realizing that something you’ve been consuming a lot of could potentially be contributing to you feeling lousy. It’s not a good feeling.
However, you made it here! Now, you’re aware of something that you weren’t before aware of. It’s not about obsessing (I know, that’s temping to be perfect 100% of the time). Rather, it’s simply about raising our awareness and making better choices with the information and resources we have at our fingertips. I’m rooting for you to drink cleaner coffee!