Do You Know What is Instant Coffee?

Instant coffee is a type of coffee made from coffee beans processed into the dried coffee extract. Similar to how regular coffee is brewed on the market, the extract is a relatively strong coffee made by brewing ground coffee beans. After the water in the coffee beans is removed through multiple processes, it becomes coffee beans and then brewed through a drying machine to make dry chips or powder. Both substances will dissolve into coffee liquid when water is added. 

There are two main ways to make instant coffee:

  1. Freeze drying. The coffee beans are ground into powder, and then brewed into coffee liquid, which is frozen, cut into small pieces, and then dried at low temperature under vacuum to become freeze-dried coffee.
  2. Spray drying. The beans are ground into powder, brewed into coffee liquid, and the coffee liquid is sprayed into hot air to quickly dry the droplets into fine powder or nuggets.


Both methods can preserve the aroma and flavor of coffee to varying degrees. The most common way to brew instant coffee is to add a teaspoon of instant coffee powder to a cup of hot water. Coffee strength can be easily adjusted by adding more or less powder to the cup.

1. Instant coffee has more acrylamide

Acrylamide is a potentially harmful chemical formed when coffee beans are roasted.

This chemical is also prevalent in a variety of foods, fumes, household items and personal care products.

Interestingly, instant coffee may contain twice as much acrylamide as freshly roasted coffee.

Excessive exposure to acrylamide may damage the nervous system and increase cancer risk.

However, the amount of acrylamide you are exposed to through diet and coffee is far lower than what has been shown to be harmful.

Therefore, drinking instant coffee should not raise concerns about acrylamide exposure.

2. Instant coffee is slightly lower in caffeine

Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, and coffee is its largest dietary source. However, instant coffee is generally slightly lower in caffeine than regular coffee.

A cup of instant coffee with one teaspoon of ground coffee may contain 30-90 mg of caffeine, while a cup of regular coffee contains 70-140 mg. Because sensitivity to caffeine varies from person to person, instant coffee may be your best bet for drinking coffee for those who need to reduce their caffeine intake. There is also a decaf version of instant coffee. Decaffeinated coffee is not completely decaffeinated, but it has less caffeine in it. Usually, the coffee beans are decaffeinated before they are roasted and then roasted.

Some people are physically incapable of consuming too much caffeine because too much caffeine can cause anxiety, disrupted sleep, restlessness, upset stomach, tremors, and a fast heartbeat.

3. Instant coffee contains antioxidants and nutrients
Coffee is the largest source of antioxidants in the modern diet. Its high antioxidant content is thought to be responsible for many of its associated health benefits, so taking coffee in small amounts is an antioxidant that helps the skin.

Like regular coffee, instant coffee contains many powerful antioxidants. According to one study, due to the way instant coffee is processed, it may contain more certain antioxidants than other boiled coffees.

Additionally, a standard cup of instant coffee contains only 7 calories and small amounts of potassium, magnesium, and niacin (vitamin B3).

In a nutshell, instant coffee is made by drying coffee that has already been brewed. Instant coffee is very easy to brew, just add a teaspoon of powder to a cup of warm water to turn it into coffee liquid.

SATURNBIRD Coffee is made using the principle of freeze-drying to preserve the flavor of coffee intact and then make freeze-dried coffee, which can be quickly dissolved in water at any temperature from 0-100°C, without leaving coffee grounds.
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