Roasted coffee beans contain small quantities of a compound called acrylamide. In high amounts, acrylamide can be harmful. There are even concerns that it may also cause cancer.
However, research suggests that drinking coffee in moderation is generally safe and may even have a range of health benefits.
In this article, we explore what acrylamide is and whether it is harmful. We also discuss which types of coffee contain acrylamide, how much is in coffee, and whether people should stop drinking coffee.