There are 3 different processes for converting fresh roasted coffee beans into instant granules - spray dried, agglomerated and freeze-dried.
Freeze-dried process is regarded as the best method - producing superior freshness, flavor and aroma. It's also the most technically challenging and expensive method to produce instant coffee with yields close to 50%.
We have a lovely Single Origin Brazil Freeze Dried Instant coffee available in our store, packed into a 150g foil lined stand up pouch with zip-lock (other sizes available in 250g and 500g).
The first thing you will notice is the colour - it's lighter, and that's because the freeze dried process is remarkably different to the other methods of preparing instant coffee.
It's also lighter because Brazil coffees are naturally processed (the coffee cherry is sun dried) and the roasted beans have a much lighter shade of brown compared to most washed arabica coffees.
As with most quality Brazil coffees you can expect the cup to have notes of nut and milk chocolate as the dominant features.
Brazil is the largest producer of coffee worldwide - literally 5 times bigger than the #2. Brazil is the coffee industry's bell-weather - if Brazil sneezes, the entire coffee industry catches a cold !.
Revered for producing large volumes of consist, clean tasting cups, Brazil is a staple in every coffee roaster's portfolio.
We believe this is a step above what is generally available in the supermarkets and retail outlets.
Why try our Instant coffee ?
mycuppa is Australia's largest provider of fresh roasted premium coffees to the online market and since 2007 we have built our reputation on delivering exceptional freshness, quality and value direct from our roastery to your door - all around Australia.
As a leading Australian specialty coffee roaster that cares about quality and freshness, we have developed a limited range of Instant Coffee products to deliver a coffee experience that is superior to the offerings generally available in the supermarkets and retail outlets.
Instant coffee gets a bad rap which is not justified as the convenience and simplicity of being able to prepare a caffeine hit is unable to be matched by other brew methods - it's quick, simple and doesn't require special equipment or skills.
Freeze Dried instant is the most advanced and technically superior processing method of producing Instant Coffee. It preserves the highest levels of flavours and aromas, followed by agglomerated and then spray dried.
Our Brazil Freeze Dried Instant coffee delivers a robust, balanced and rounded cup of coffee with nice chocolate, nut and hints of caramel. This instant coffee has a light colour and is more granular due to the freeze dried processing.
Alternatively, we have a FAIRTRADE certified Colombian agglomerated Instant coffee produces a powerful hit of flavour with bold notes of black currant, dark chocolate and bakers cocoa. As a strong supporter of the FAIRTRADE program, we believe coffee farmers should be paid a decent price for their hard work in producing excellent coffees. The agglomerated process results in a finer, darker appearance of the instant coffee granules.
April 2022 update - with the cost of raw coffee doubling in the last 12 months, shipping rising by 400% and other inflation-related cost increases, the cost of producing this product has lifted significantly.
Instant coffees have fallen out of favour in recent years with Australian coffee drinkers, largely disrupted by the popular cafe culture, espresso equipment on kitchen benches and the rise of capsule and pod systems.
However, instant has a role in the coffee spectrum and we think there is an opportunity to provide a product that is a step above the offerings available in the supermarkets and retail outlets.
Brazil is the powerhouse of the coffee universe and Freeze Dried process is the absolute best method of conversion.
We hope you enjoy this quality product - available in 150g, 250g and 500g packs.