Caffeine in Instant Coffee
Is Africafe Coffee good on the last days of expiration?
It depends how it was stored soon after manufactured. We recommend to drink your Africafe before it get close to expiration date at least 4 months prior.
Here at Africafe Coffee we always provide you with latest production of Africafe with at least 20 months of shelf life.
With instant coffee, caffeine measurements are based on the amount of the instant coffee powder used to make the drink. The caffeine content of coffee itself varies enormously.
According to the USDA*, 1 rounded teaspoon of instant coffee (1.8 grams in weight) contains 57 mg of caffeine. No matter how much water, milk, or creamer you add to the coffee - the amount of caffeine will remain the same.
The strength and flavor is greatly influenced by the amount of water mixed with the coffee powder.
Instant coffee is made by roasting and grind the coffee bean, and then extracting the flavor. This is done by placing the coffee in a solution of water and then dehydrating the solution (spray drying).
Sources: 2006 USDA Nutrition Database SR19 (link)