How do coffee beans become granules?
There are four main stages in the NESCAFÉ instant coffee production process: Growing, harvesting, drying, and milling.
Is NESCAFÉ Instant Coffee real coffee?
The short answer? 100% real! NESCAFÉ uses only the highest quality Arabica and Robusta beans to create our signature bold flavours, and easily dissolved coffee granules. Take a journey with us from the moment the coffee beans are delivered, to the moment you take them home, and see for yourself - 100% real coffee, from the coffee plant to your coffee cup.
What is instant coffee made of?
Turning fresh, green coffee beans into NESCAFÉ instant coffee granules is a long, but rewarding process. From start to finish, the only ingredient we use is 100% pure coffee, adding nothing else but water. We carefully select and blend two main types of coffee bean - Arabica beans, and Robusta beans. Arabica beans - grown in Ethiopia, Latin America and Eastern Africa - are longer, and make a sweeter, more delicate cup of coffee. It's more acidic, and with less caffeine. Robusta beans, which come from the Canephora coffee tree, are shorter and round, and provide a stronger, heavier, more bitter-tasting coffee. Robusta beans are grown in more humid places - mainly South East Asia and Western Africa. We also use a close relative of the Canephora plant - called Conillon - to produce Robusta beans on our coffee farms in Brazil.