Myth №1: Instant coffee is harmful for human health
Actually, instant coffee may be harmful to the same extent as the regular one. A lot of people believe that it negatively affects our stomach and increases blood pressure, but the point is that the harm depends on raw materials, different additives, human helath condition and frequency of drinking coffee. Instant coffee contains the same antioxidants and other nutrients that other varieties of coffee, but in smaller numbers. It means that it helps to prevent diseases and improve the function of our organs less efficiently, but at the same time still contributes to it.
Myth №2: Instant coffee gives no energy lick
It is worth to admit that due to the number of conversions, which coffee beans go through before becoming instant coffee, its caffeine content decreases. For example, average cup of instant coffee contains 60-85 milligrams of caffeine per serving, while brewed coffee offers 75-165 milligrams per serving. So if you want quick boost of energy that will keep you energetic for the whole day, instant coffee may be not the best choice. But still, its caffeine content is enough to cheer up a little.
Myth №3: Instant coffee is made from low quality coffee beans
Many people are sure that instant coffee is mostly made from unripe or spoiled coffee beans. This is not true. Bean and ground coffee have the same origin. The main difference between them is that for packaging whole bean coffee grains of approximately the same size are selected (so that roasting will be more uniform), while others – larger or smaller – are ground and used to make instant coffee.