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    Since you won't get this data from the instant coffee maker, I can provide some data here and your question can be answered by doing some math:

    Robusta coffee is used primarily in instant coffee and represents up to about 40% of global coffee production, and arabica 60%.

    And instant coffee drinkers are about 50% of all coffee drinkers (probably mostly in China/southeast Asia).

    This means 50% of people drink that 40% instant coffee: now how much percentage of robusta and arabica are in the instant coffee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Since you won't get this data from the instant coffee maker, I can provide some data here and your question can be answered by doing some math:

    Robusta coffee is used primarily in instant coffee and represents up to about 40% of global coffee production, and arabica 60%.

    And instant coffee drinkers are about 50% of all coffee drinkers (probably mostly in China/southeast Asia).

    This means 50% of people drink that 40% instant coffee: now how much percentage of robusta and arabica are in the instant coffee?

    haha .. not really interested in the global amount of coffee used to produce instant coffee. Just interested in the amount of coffee roughly used in a stick compared to creamer and sugar, etc.

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    Well, 40% robusta is not enough for 50% drinkers: so they have to add 10% arabica to it: which means the real coffee in instant coffee is about 10%...
    So next time you drink instant coffee, you don't need to think about global amount of oxygen due to Amazon fire, glacier melting, ..., ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopiking View Post
    Bringing back the topic again, is there anyone who knows, roughly, the amount (%) of "real" coffee (as @WhyCoffee puts it) is in an instant coffee stick, be it 2-in-1 or 3-in-1.
    Do you have a box of the coffee sticks? The ingredient label should give you a clue. It will tell you the grams of sugar, and fat from the creamer, etc. If you do some investigating and calculating you may be able to get an idea about how much coffee is actually in each stick.

    If you don't have a box of coffee sticks, you can go on Amazon.com and take a look at some of the packages there. They show the backs of the boxes with the ingredient contents and serving sizes, etc.

    I was tempted to do the research and the math for you - but it's not something that I want to spend time on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    Do you have a box of the coffee sticks? The ingredient label should give you a clue. It will tell you the grams of sugar, and fat from the creamer, etc. If you do some investigating and calculating you may be able to get an idea about how much coffee is actually in each stick.

    If you don't have a box of coffee sticks, you can go on Amazon.com and take a look at some of the packages there. They show the backs of the boxes with the ingredient contents and serving sizes, etc.

    I was tempted to do the research and the math for you - but it's not something that I want to spend time on.
    Thank you for the hint on using fat. This is useful. Well, with that, I think I can roughly tell the combination now.

    Creamer has about 100% carbs. Normal creamer about 50% fat. Light creamer about a third fat.

    So, using this info, roughly the % combination is calculated.
    Last edited by kopiking; 08-29-2019 at 10:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Well, 40% robusta is not enough for 50% drinkers: so they have to add 10% arabica to it: which means the real coffee in instant coffee is about 10%...
    So next time you drink instant coffee, you don't need to think about global amount of oxygen due to Amazon fire, glacier melting, ..., ...
    This is interesting. How does coffee links to O2?

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    One of the hottest topic in coffee shops today when people drink real arabica coffee, which is more global too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    One of the hottest topic in coffee shops today when people drink real arabica coffee, which is more global too...
    Hmm ... Seems like I'm totally lost.

    1. How does coffee links to O2 the oxygen?
    2. Why is drinking arabica considered more global? What do you mean?

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    1. Both are global;
    2. It's more global (covers more continents and more affluent countries): How much % of coffee is in a 2-in-1 instant coffee stick?-cfrtn6ouaaezvlc.jpg

    BTW, if you stay on this forum long enough, you don't ever want to talk about instant coffee anymore.
    Last edited by WhyCoffee; 08-29-2019 at 12:12 PM.

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    Sorry, I gave up trying to understand what you say.

 

 
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