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Instant Coffee

With over 260 years of coffee roasting experience, Douwe Egberts knows a thing or two about making a good cup of coffee. Our Master Blenders know that craftsmanship is the key to creating tasty instan

What is instant coffee?

Instant coffee is dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water. Instant coffee is made from concentrated fresh coffee and exists in different qualities, because of different production processes:

Dried coffee

Freeze dried
Freezes the coffee concentrate and then extracts the ice and water from the frozen granules by sublimation

Spray dried
Sprays coffee into a high tower together with hot air. The water parts evaporates and dry powdered coffee remains

Agglomerated coffee

Agglomerated coffee is manufactured in much the same manner as spray dried, with an additional process applied to bind the spray dried particles together, converting them to larger, "agglomerated" clusters. This is preferred by some consumers due to the aesthetic appeal of its larger clusters and its convenient, fast-dissolving paroperty.



Instant coffee is exceptionally convenient to prepare. It’s quick to serve and no trouble at all to make. Thanks to Douwe Egberts, instant coffee of outstanding quality is never a bother. Just add hot water.

Unique coffee

It takes a lot of effort to create high quality instant coffee. Every day, our Master Blenders process an enormous amount of it, evaporating water from freshly brewed coffee to get a dry coffee concentrate. This can be done in a variety of ways to make uniquely different variations of instant coffee.


Instant sticks

  • DE Pure Gold instant sticks
  • DE Continental decaf sticks 
  • DE Cacao fantasy
  • DE Cappuccino
  • 3 in 1 sticks