0 Question Asked: January 14, 2020In: ChemistryIf eating burnt food is considered cancerous, isn’t coffee cancerous too?0If eating burnt food is considered cancerous, isn’t coffee cancerous too?In: Chemistry ShareFacebook 4 AnswersVoted Taeloth Added an answer on January 14, 2020 at 3:04 pm The premise of the question is fundamentally because 1.) not all *burnt* food is carcinogenic and not all the same degree because the content of the food being burned affects the resultant compounds found in the burnt parts. 2.) there is a point at which roasting, toasting and slight charring crosses the threshold into burned. I am not educated on this topic specifically enough to know when that occurs but there is, at least theoretically, a point at which your piece of toast can be entirely “*black*” but not be burned at all though in practice that ‘threshold’ is surpassed resulting in burn.Point being coffee beans are **roasted** and not **burned**….0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.