How do coffee beans become granules?
There are seven main stages in the NESCAFÉ pure soluble coffee creation process: Growing, harvesting, roasting, grinding, extraction, drying and filling.
Growing: The coffee plants begin their journey in a nursery where they are cared for until the are ready to be planted into the coffee farms, where they will grow coffee cherries over many years.
Harvesting: Once coffee cherries are ripe, they are harvested by experienced farmers, and processed to develop the sensory characteristics of the coffee beans coming from them.
Roasting: The coffee beans with the required sensory profile are then roasted to develop the NESCAFÉ flavour, intensity and aroma.
Grinding: The perfectly roasted coffee beans are then ground into a coarse powder.
Extraction: The coarse coffee powder is then put through an extraction process to extract the flavour, aroma and colour from the coffee.
Drying: This step removes as much water as possible from the brew, in order for it to develop into a fine powder.
Filling: Once all the steps to prepare the coffee for packaging are done, the coffee powder is filled into our jars.
Is NESCAFÉ made from coffee only?
The short answer? YES! NESCAFÉ uses only approved 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 grown, to the moment you take them home, and see for yourself - 100% coffee, from the coffee plant to your coffee cup.
What is pure soluble coffee made of?
Turning fresh, green coffee beans into NESCAFÉ pure soluble 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. Yes, that's correct - NESCAFÉ is made from coffee only. We carefully select and blend two main types of coffee bean - Arabica beans, and Robusta beans. Arabica beans - grown in Latin America, East Africa and Asia - are longer, and make a sweeter, more delicate cup of coffee. 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 West Africa. We also use a close relative of the Canephora plant - called Conillon - grown in Brazilian coffee farms.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is NESCAFÉ made from coffee only?
NESCAFÉ pure soluble coffee granules are made from 100% green coffee only. The only thing added throughout the process is plain water, which is then mostly removed towards the end of the process.
How do we make pure soluble coffee?
Making pure soluble coffee granules from coffee beans is a long process with seven main parts – growing the beans, harvesting them, roasting them, grinding, extraction and drying, which produces the 100% pure soluble pure soluble coffee granules you use to make your cup of NESCAFÉ. The last step is when it is filled and prepared to be sent to your home. All you need to add is hot water, for a delicious cup of NESCAFÉ pure soluble coffee.
How is freeze dried coffee made?
Freeze-dried coffee is made by brewing ground coffee beans with water, evaporating as much of the water as possible to leave behind a coffee extract, which is then frozen and broken up into soluble pure soluble coffee granules.