If you want something a little bolder, give NESCAFÉ Black Roast a try. Dimitris Vakondios (Dritsas’ employee) was looking for a way to make hot instant coffee during his break, but couldn’t find hot water. So he decided to mix in a shaker instant coffee with cold water and ice cubes in a shaker. It was considered quite strong though, which might put some people off. Giles describes the types of coffee you’ll find here as ‘pleasantly reliable.’ Everyday instants can seem basic in flavour, lacking the sweeter flavours you’d get from gold blend or microground coffees. Instant coffee is definitely the easiest way to make a delicious, creamy cup of coffee “your way”.
Plus, if you’ve got a sweet tooth you’ll need to decide if your perfect coffee is best flavoured with sweeteners, brown sugar, white sugar or maybe even syrup. A standard serving of NESCAFÉ instant coffee in a mug plus 200ml of water, is 1.8g or the equivalent of 1 teaspoon. So, a 100g jar will make approximately 55 mugs of your favourite coffee, 200g will make approximately 111 mugs and so on! Use more if you like stronger coffee and less if you prefer a weaker coffee. Be careful not to stir the coffee all the time, while it is roasting. Give a little bit more love and attention to create the right creamy foam on top (kaimaki), which gives Greek coffee a characteristic texture. While some people are obsessed with coffee – and have all the fancy kit to prove it – others just crave a good brew without the fuss.
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Decaff instant coffee
Use the coffee cup to measure the water needed for each cup of coffee, so that you have the right proportions. Greek frappe is with no doubt the most popular coffee throughout Greece especially at summer time, when you need a cold and refreshing drink. Some call frappe Greek National drink and of course this is true, as it is served everywhere in Greece. Friends together sipping their favourite Greek iced coffee and relaxing is part of Greek lifestyle.
We also have a decaf cappuccino for those who want less caffeine content, and even an unsweetened version for those who prefer their coffees without sugar. First, the beans are treated with steam to draw the caffeine from the inner coffee bean to the outer surface area of the bean.
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Once this has been done, the Methyl Chloride is applied directly to the beans, removing the caffeine, the steam is again applied to the coffee. Then, the beans are dried and roasted just like any other green coffee bean. This type of decaffeination removes between 96% and 97% of caffeine from a batch of coffee. After the beans have been soaked in water, a process which expands cell structures and makes it easier to extract the caffeine molecules, they are exposed to supercritical CO2 for several hours. Due to this method leaving the carbohydrates and proteins intact, there is less change in the taste as a result of decaffeination. It’s stronger and more intense-tasting than standard instant coffee powder, designed for those who like a shorter espresso-style drink with a slight crema on top.
We know that everyone has their own preference when it comes to their brew, so we’ve created a diverse range of instant coffees with their own unique flavour profiles. It’s worth remembering that whilst caffeine is significantly reduced in decaf coffee, it isn’t entirely caffeine-free. Comparisons between decaffeinated coffee and regular coffee have found that decaf coffee contains, on average, 97% less caffeine. You may be wondering if decaf coffee is the right choice for you.
There is no right or wrong answer as it depends on each individual’s preference. NESCAFÉ® offers a wide range of decaf coffees, and both decaf and regular coffee have their place in a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Carbon dioxide can separate different chemical substances, and in this instance, can separate caffeine from coffee. It achieves this separation by being pumped through the coffee beans. This supercritical CO2 reaches into the crevices of coffee beans like a gas but dissolves caffeine like a liquid. Nescafe’s Cap Colombia instant coffee drew praise for its ‘bright, stylish flavour’ that ‘stood out as being close to real coffee’. But you don’t need to spend more on branded coffee to get a quality drink – M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s own-label Colombian instants were also all considered good options by our expert.
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Many people choose decaffeinated coffee to enjoy its flavour whilst avoiding the majority of the caffeine. The advantage of this type of coffee is that it can be consumed more often, unlike caffeinated coffee.
Our coffee expert experimented with dairy and plant-based options, and found all of them will sweeten and soften your coffee, but some will cause subtle changes in flavour. The instant coffee up for grabs at the supermarket comes in either powdered or granulated form. Instant coffee powder is formed from the spray drying process, which is quick and uses high heat. Our coffee expert was impressed by this corner of the coffee aisle, describing the microgrounds as ‘a great creation. The blend works very well, increasing the coffee character and flavours. The fineness of the ground coffee prevents any gritty effect, and they all brew easily and cleanly’.