Instant coffee is a type of coffee made from small freeze-dried coffee grains. The process that makes the coffee grains suitable for instant coffee takes place in a very short time.
First of all, fresh coffee beans are ground until it produces very fine coffee grains. Coffee is then made from these fine coffee grains and it is immediately frozen at a temperature of -40°C in order to make the water disappear. This process is called freeze drying. We call the remainder an instant coffee grain. Because the process takes place as quickly as possible, the coffee aromas are preserved and taste loss is prevented.
Instant coffee today has several names. The most common names for this type of coffee are instant coffee, freeze-dried coffee and instant coffee. You have probably heard of these names, in the end they all mean the same thing!