Terra's Ultimate Guide to Instant Coffee

Two white cups on a wooden surface, with the left showing a swirl of dissolving instant coffee as water is poured, and the right cup filled with dry coffee granules.

Instant coffee, also known as soluble coffee, has become a staple in the coffee world due to its unparalleled convenience and quick preparation time. This guide will explore what makes instant coffee a popular choice, how it differs from traditional coffee, and introduce you to our exclusive instant coffee collections.

Why Choose Instant Coffee?

Instant coffee stands out for its ease of preparation and speed. Unlike traditional coffee, which requires brewing equipment like a coffee maker or espresso machine, it simplifies the process.

Just add hot water to a spoonful of instant coffee granules, and voila, your coffee is ready in moments. Its ability to dissolve instantly upon contact with water is why it's called soluble coffee. Another advantage of instant coffee is its extended shelf life, ensuring your coffee remains fresh longer. It's also versatile, easily incorporated into recipes to imbue them with a rich coffee flavour.

Atomized vs. Freeze-Dried

Instant coffee is essentially dehydrated filter coffee concentrate, but did you know it can be made through two different processes? These are either atomization (spray-drying) or freeze-drying.

  • Spray-Dried: This method transforms the coffee extract into a fine powder. The process involves subjecting the coffee extract to high temperatures and pressure, increasing its concentration. It's then pulverized in a drying tower with hot air, removing moisture and creating a powdery form.
  • Freeze-Dried: In contrast, freeze-drying involves a cold drying process that breaks the coffee down into granules. This method preserves most of the coffee's original taste and nutritional properties by avoiding high temperatures.

Discover Terra's Instant Coffee Collections

Terra offers two distinct lines of instant coffee, each crafted to cater to your unique taste preferences and brewing styles.

In line with our commitment to making a difference, a portion of all proceeds from our instant coffee sales supports the Humaniterra Foundation, aiding those in need both locally and globally.

Explore the world of instant coffee with Terra and discover the perfect blend that suits your lifestyle and taste preferences. Whether you're in a hurry or simply enjoy the convenience and variety instant coffee offers, Terra has something special for every coffee lover.

Aimée Granito, Sales, Customer Service, and Management

Aimée Granito

Sales, Customer Service, and Management

Growing up in the aromatic world of coffee and tea, Aimée Granito has journeyed from South America to Asia, absorbing the nuances of coffee and tea cultivation, and to Europe for mastering the art of Italian espresso. Now, she spearheads product conception, sales, customer service, and the oversight of our digital presence and retail shop in Montreal.

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