The first commercially successful instant coffee
called nescafe. It was released by NestleGroup in Brazil in 1938.
year According to Nestlé, 3600 cups are drunk every second
�Nescafe around the world. Instant coffee – “the embodiment of horror” for
coffee lovers, because it contains many times more harmful substances,
Instant coffee is “more quickly
cooked “product – hence its success. To brew
powder, requires a spoon, a cup and boiling water. But what are the consequences
for the health of coffee bean substitute?
Increased content of acrylamide in instant coffee
When processing instant coffee, an additional
acrylamide, which has already been obtained in the roasting process. Powder on
a unit of weight contains more acrylamide than roasted ground beans.
Acrylamide is a neurotoxin and carcinogen.
While roasted coffee contains only about
180 µg / kg of acrylamide, in its soluble almost twice –
360 mcg / kg.
However, almost all consumers use less soluble
powder than on the same cup of real coffee. In all clinical
tests the content of acrylamide in instant and filtered coffee
on the cup was almost the same.
Less antioxidants and caffeine
antidiabetic agents and quinine – reasons for the usefulness of coffee.
However, many of these beneficial substances are lost in the process.
extraction and drying of instant coffee.
The content of magnesium and potassium is significantly reduced when
Also, the caffeine content in instant coffee is much lower than in
ground roasted beans.
The production uses a bad sort of coffee.
For the production of instant coffee are used mostly more
Robusta cheap beans to reliably meet demand and increase
profit. However, the difference in price between the types of beans is not so great
Small producers add arabica beans to their
Arabica 100% instant coffee still found
rarely, but it exists.
The product is definitely recommended, despite a bit more
Where do most used instant coffee?
India and China are huge markets where consumption
instant coffee is growing at a breakneck pace. South India
in particular, it grows incomparably delicious Kaapi coffee.
In India, the tendency to instant coffee, probably all,
associated with the adoption of Western traditions.
The world leader in the consumption of instant coffee is
Australia. Over 75% of coffee sold there and in New Zealand
belongs to the “fast sort”. In Eastern Europe, this share
still makes up about 50%, in the West – only 25%. In Italy
or Austria almost no instant coffee consumed.
Is instant coffee nothing compared to hot water?
25 years ago the international agency for cancer research
IARC has classified coffee as a possible cause of cancer. While
she had “limited evidence” of bladder cancer.
Less good news from IARC for coffee connoisseurs
products: use of any beverages with a temperature above 65
Celsius degrees promote cancer
In earlier studies, including in China,
hot drinks were suspected to cause cancer.
In 2016, a meta-analysis of Canadian scientists confirmed the harmful
the effect of hot foods on the esophagus.
Is instant coffee useful?
Research by the Institute of Food Chemistry shows that
most types of cancer have no connection with coffee consumption.
According to the WHO, the risk of developing bladder cancer before reaching 75
years for Russians is 2.6%.
Numerous studies have shown that coffee can even
protect the heart. In the past, scientists suspected the opposite.
Now it turns out that people who drink 3-5 cups
(regular coffee) a day, have less risk of developing atherosclerosis.
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is also lower among lovers.
Instant coffee in moderate doses (2-3 cups 2 teaspoons)
will not bring significant harm to health. Due to the high content
caffeine and polyphenols in the “real” coffee is recommended to refuse
from soluble powder.