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Spray-dried instant coffee?

Has anyone seen this type of instant coffee available in stores?
(The spray-dried part is fairly relevant, given that the point would be to make Greek style frappé with it.)

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Old 09.03.2011, 14:50
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Re: Spray-dried instant coffee?

As I understand it, Nescafé Classic is spray-dried and then reagglomerated into bigger particles because that's what consumers want. Give it a whirl in the blender maybe? Nescafé Gold is freeze-dried so probably wouldn't work for you.
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Re: Spray-dried instant coffee?

Hi
Nescafé Classic as used in Greece is fairly unique, and you will be unlikely to source here in Suisse. The closest locally available product will be Red Cup which is spray dried.
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Re: Spray-dried instant coffee?

Head to Denner/Aldi/Lidl and look for the cheapest coffee powder you can find in the shop - it will inevitably be spray-dried

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Re: Spray-dried instant coffee?

OK, Red Cup does the foam thing, but... man, it hasn't gone through the olfactory fine tuning the Greek Classic has. =) I'll have to try one of the cheapos next and see whether they fare any better.
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As I understand it, Nescafé Classic is spray-dried and then reagglomerated into bigger particles because that's what consumers want. Give it a whirl in the blender maybe? Nescafé Gold is freeze-dried so probably wouldn't work for you.
The agglomeration doesn't matter, but the drying process does. Apparently all of the oil is removed in spray drying, which makes the whole sugar-coffee emulsion of the frappé feasible.
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Head to Denner/Aldi/Lidl and look for the cheapest coffee powder you can find in the shop - it will inevitably be spray-dried

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So that's why I never found any on the blue mountain shelf.
Too bad...
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The agglomeration doesn't matter, but the drying process does. Apparently all of the oil is removed in spray drying, which makes the whole sugar-coffee emulsion of the frappé feasible.
Interesting, but unlikely for me. The point of spray drying is to keep the flavor IN. And I doubt that Nestlé would be happy about blasting all the aromatic coffee flavor up the chimney. Still, I don't have a better explanation why spray dried is better ... Is it?
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Interesting, but unlikely for me. The point of spray drying is to keep the flavor IN. And I doubt that Nestlé would be happy about blasting all the aromatic coffee flavor up the chimney. Still, I don't have a better explanation why spray dried is better ... Is it?
Apparently, yes...
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Re: Spray-dried instant coffee?

The fairly new Nescafé Espresso has a nice foamy surface.
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