ammount of coffee for instant coffee vs normal coffee

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ammount of coffee for instant coffee vs normal coffee

Postby maurits » Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:46 pm

I'm looking for information.
For coffee you use approx 7 grams.
Instant coffee is made on 1,2 to 1,6 grams of instant coffee

The question I have is how many coffee is used to make the 1,2 grams of instant powder.

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Postby mattmills » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:24 am

Unless you are a chemist this is a very diffeicult question to answer. However what I can say is that a lot of what is seen as Instant (granuals) is made up to a large extent of water. Water vapour is spayed on to the powder to give it more of a coffee look.
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Postby quink » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:04 am

mattmills wrote: Water vapour is spayed on to the powder to give it more of a coffee look.

So does, spray drying and freeze drying look any different before they spray it to make it into granules? Just curious as I have to put up with this stuff at work. Does anyone else get looked at like a nut when you tell them its all filth but you have a need?? (probably only for those of us who dont work in the coffee industry)
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Postby wang » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:05 pm

Make a vacuum flask of paper filtered coffee then - or leave the stuff needed to do that in the work kitchen, all you need is a pourover filter holder, filter papers and coffee (assuming you've a kettle already if you drink instant). You really don't want to be bothered with cleaning a french press or permenant metal-mesh filter at work.
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Postby ivdp » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:19 am

Statistically the following conversion is being used:
1,5 gr soluble = 6 gr roasted coffee

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