50% of the world drinks instant coffee, but do we really know what goes in it?
Instant coffee is surprisingly, actually real coffee. Whole beans are roasted, ground and brewed into an extract, so that part’s the same.
What happens after to make it instant is the difference between instant and ground coffee.
So what’s involved in this process?
To put it in simple terms, dehydration. What makes coffee instant is when all the water is removed from the brewed product, leaving behind dehydrated crystals of coffee. To make it coffee again, you just add water.
Reasons why you should switch to Ground Coffee
1) Instant coffee contains slightly less caffeine
2) It just tastes better
4) Inclusions in your coffee
Instant coffee and ground coffee are both coffee, of all varieties and roasts. However, instant coffee is a cup of coffee that’s already been brewed that has undergone a process of preservation.
Ground coffee is not processed beyond the usual steps of washing and roasting before being packaged and shipped to you or a café.
Instant coffee is almost always made with lower quality Robusta beans which is why instant coffee is so bitter. Subjecting the already brewed coffee to additional drying and cooling to create instant coffee will severely impact the final taste, stripping away flavour and leaving behind bitterness and disappointment.