Analysis of Extraction Kinetics of Bioactive Compounds from Spent Coffee Grounds (Coffea arábica)

  • Ashley Sthefanía Caballero-Galván
  • Daissy Lorena Restrepo-Serna
  • Mariana Ortiz-Sánchez
  • Carlos Ariel Cardona-Alzate
Original Paper


The main objective of this work is to determine the extraction kinetics of bioactive compounds contained in spent coffee grounds through two extraction methods (e.g. Soxhlet extraction and ultrasonic assisted extraction). For this, it was analyzed the total phenolic compounds and chlorogenic acid. The analyzed samples were taken at different time intervals during the extraction procedure and using ethanol 60%v/v as solvent. The importance of determining the extraction kinetics of a compound by implementing different extraction technologies was observed. At the same time, it was evidenced that the ultrasonic assisted extraction (UAE) presented the best concentrations for chlorogenic acid. Moreover, the UAE has a great advantage due to the low required time for extraction compared to Soxhlet extraction.


Conventional extraction Extraction kinetics Spent coffee grounds Ultrasonic assisted extraction 



The authors express their gratitude to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Manizales, the research projects entitled “Small-Scale Integrated biorefineries to produce an optimal range of bio-products from a variety of rural agricultural and agro-industrial residues with a minimum consumption of fossil fuels energy” with HERMES code 30928 and “Evaluación tecno-económica y ambiental de una biorrefinería utilizando los residuos del café” with HERMES code 35434.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley Sthefanía Caballero-Galván
    • 1
  • Daissy Lorena Restrepo-Serna
    • 1
  • Mariana Ortiz-Sánchez
    • 1
  • Carlos Ariel Cardona-Alzate
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Equilibrios Químicos y Cinética Enzimática, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Instituto de Biotecnología y AgroindustriaUniversidad Nacional de Colombia sede ManizalesManizalesColombia

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