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Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee, and coffee powder, is a beverage derived from brewed coffee beans.
Instant coffee is commercially prepared by either freeze-drying or spray drying, after which it can be rehydrated. At least one brand of instant coffee is also available in concentrated liquid form.
Advantages of instant coffee include speed of preparation (instant coffee dissolves instantly in hot water), lower shipping weight and volume than beans or ground coffee (to prepare the same amount of beverage), and long shelf life—though instant coffee can also spoil if not kept dry.
Instant coffee is available in powder or granulated form contained in glass jars, sachets or tins. The user controls the strength of the resulting product, by adding more or less water (for a weaker or stronger brew).
Instant coffee is also convenient for preparing iced coffee like the Greek frappé, which is popular in warmer climates and hot seasons.
In some European countries such as Spain, instant coffee is commonly mixed with hot milk instead of boiling water.
Instant coffee is usually found in the coffee & tea section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Instant coffee is a member of the Beverages USDA nutritional food group.
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