Instant coffee also known as powder coffee or soluble coffee, is type of a beverage made with addition of coffee powder to milk or water. Instant coffee is also available in the form of concentrated liquid. Instant coffee is derived from coffee bean. For making instant coffee made using spray drying or freeze drying method that removes all the traces of water from regularly brewed coffee. Before drying coffee could be concentrated by freeze concentration method and vacuum evaporation method. In freeze concentration method concentrated liquid of coffee left after water-based ice is removed. In vacuum evaporation method, coffee beans are boiled at low temperature. After this process spray drying method or freeze drying method is used to gain coffee powder. Spray drying method preserves flavor of the coffee.
In 1890, instant coffee was invented by David Strang in New Zealand. It was derived using Dry Hot-Air process. Among popular brand. Coffee became popular in US, during the times of World War I. Currently, growing consumption of instant beverages among individuals as they are easy to make and required less time than regular coffee. Coffee is one of the most favorite drinks in many areas of the world. In some of the countries, more than 50% of people are consumers of coffee. Instant coffee costs less the regular coffee. Instant coffee contains nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B3 also known as niacin. It also contains high level of antioxidants that are beneficial for human body. Consumption of high caffeine caused upset stomach, anxiety, restlessness, and disruption in sleep. Instant coffee contains less caffeine than regular coffee. Consumption of coffee has various health benefits as it boosts metabolism, help to burn more fats, improves health of the liver and metal health, decreases risk of diabetes and diseases, enhances function of the brain and many more.
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However, instant coffee contains higher level of acrylamide, which is a harmful chemical that is formed at the time of roasting of coffee beans occurs. Over consumption of instant coffee increase risk of high exposure to acrylamide that can increases chances of cancer and damage nervous system. Rising awareness regarding health concerns related to consumption of instant coffee possibly could affect its demand in the coming years.
Nevertheless, consumption of 3 to 5 cups of instant coffee can be beneficial of health of an individuals. Balancing amounts of half regular coffee and half instant coffee also can be positive effects on health. Instant coffee creates zero wastages is another factor can increase inclination of end users towards its consumption.
Brazil is the world’s lead producer of coffee, followed by Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Uganda, Mexico, and Guatemala. Asia Pacific region is major consumer of coffee, and anticipated to remain in its position in the near future. Increasing adult population and availability of various types of instant coffees in supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, specialty stores is expected to future increase its consumption in the coming years.