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    How much % of coffee is in a 2-in-1 instant coffee stick?

    Does anyone know how much actual coffee is in an instant 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 coffee stick? Tried googled all over but all talking only about caffeine content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    Well, you have to figure out what % of coffee is in instant coffee first...
    Isn't that what I am asking? I don't see a need to rephrase the question.

    So far no manufacturer is specifying say a stick of 25mg, how much mg of creamer, sugar, coffee, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopiking View Post
    Isn't that what I am asking? I don't see a need to rephrase the question.

    So far no manufacturer is specifying say a stick of 25mg, how much mg of creamer, sugar, coffee, etc.
    That information may be very difficult to find out. Sometimes if you call the customer service number (that's probably on the box) you may be able to get some friendly customer service person to find the answer for you. They may just tell you it's 2/3 coffee and the rest is creamer and sugar. They probably made it light on the creamer and sugar so a person can add extra on their own, if they need more.

    Also, I've watched people use an app on their phones to scan the bar codes of food items in the stores, and then the app tells them the content of the product - serving size, how much sugar is in it, etc. It may be a Weight Watcher's app or one of those diet plans.

    I'm curious. Why are you interested in finding out the ingredient percentages for the instant coffee sticks?

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    @PinkRose Thank you for the heads up. Well, I was wondering all I was drinking is actually creamer or coffee ... I like the convenience of the instant sticks, but not very sure how honest are those manufacturers. I may be paying more for the creamer and sugar than the actual coffee. But seems like there is no way to find out.

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    @WhyCoffee This is exactly why I come to this forum for the question. I have concern that I'm actually drinking creamer rather than coffee. That's why the question. I don't hope to play with words. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopiking View Post
    Does anyone know how much actual coffee is in an instant 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 coffee stick? Tried googled all over but all talking only about caffeine content.
    personally, I also drink this 3/1 coffee when I travel to where regular good coffees aren't available.
    for me, it is too creamy, so I also take some instant coffee (just coffee itself) and mix it with 3/1 when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopiking View Post
    @PinkRose Thank you for the heads up. Well, I was wondering all I was drinking is actually creamer or coffee ... I like the convenience of the instant sticks, but not very sure how honest are those manufacturers. I may be paying more for the creamer and sugar than the actual coffee. But seems like there is no way to find out.

    What does the coffee taste like? Does it taste (and look) like it has more creamer and sugar than coffee?

    I guess what it all comes down to is the question of whether or not you like the taste of the coffee that you make with the coffee sticks. Convenience is good, but liking it is much better.

    ~ Rose

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    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.

    Not discussing how good it will taste, how good it feels, why should one not go for instant coffee, etc. Just simple straight question.

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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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    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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