(Heraldkeepers) — Instant coffee is coffee powder that is produced by coffee beans that have been brewed at a higher Coffee-to-Water ratio as compared to regular coffee. Instant coffee is coffee powder or soluble coffee made from coffee beans, which enables people to make a cup of coffee by just stirring instant coffee in hot water. Instant coffee is produced using the spray-drying and freeze-drying methods. Both methods preserve the quality, aroma, and flavor of the coffee. Some of the advantages of instant coffee are lower shipping weight and volume than coffee beans, and a longer shelf life.