Instant Coffee is a Vibe
Instant coffee, also known as soluble coffee, is a type of coffee that can be prepared quickly and easily by dissolving granulated coffee in hot water.
It has become a popular beverage in many parts of the world due to its convenience and long shelf life.
Convenient caffeine is kind of our thing too.
Punch'd Energy's green coffee bean caffeine gummies aren't really instant coffee, in the traditional sense. The gummies are made from green coffee beans, which are unroasted coffee beans. Since they're not derived from brewed coffee, they don't have the same flavor profile as traditional instant coffee. Caffeine Gummies were designed to provide a convenient and portable source of caffeine, without the need for brewing or dissolving in water.
The invention of instant coffee is often attributed to the chemist and inventor Satori Kato.
In 1901, the Chicago-based Japanese-American chemical company Kato Coffee Company developed a process that involved spray-drying brewed coffee, which produced a dry, powdery substance that could be reconstituted with hot water. However, Kato's invention did not gain widespread popularity, and it was not until the early 1930s that instant coffee became a viable commercial product.
The breakthrough came in 1937 when a team of chemists led by George Constant Washington, a Belgian-born American, developed a new process for making instant coffee. Washington's process involved using high-pressure steam to extract coffee concentrate from brewed beans, which was then dried into a soluble powder. This process was patented by the company Nescafé, which began selling instant coffee under that brand name in Switzerland in 1938.
The timing of Nescafé's launch was fortuitous, as it coincided with the outbreak of World War II, which created a huge demand for a lightweight, shelf-stable coffee that could be easily transported and prepared by soldiers. Nescafé quickly became the preferred coffee of the Allied armies, and by the end of the war, it was a household name around the world.
In the post-war era, instant coffee continued to grow in popularity, thanks in part to the rise of consumer culture and the convenience-oriented mindset of the mid-20th century. In the United States, instant coffee became a staple of the suburban household, where it was often consumed as a quick and easy breakfast beverage. By the 1950s, instant coffee accounted for more than half of all coffee consumed in the United States.
Despite its popularity, instant coffee has always been regarded as a lower-quality product than freshly brewed coffee. Its flavor is often described as bland or flat, lacking the depth and complexity of a well-brewed cup of coffee. Nevertheless, instant coffee remains a popular choice for many people due to its convenience and affordability.
In recent years, instant coffee has undergone something of a renaissance, with specialty coffee companies and roasters developing new and innovative ways to produce high-quality instant coffee. These products are often made using premium coffee beans and advanced processing techniques, resulting in a more flavorful and complex cup of coffee than traditional instant coffee.
We explored this time capsule because instant coffee has a rich and fascinating history that spans more than a century. From its humble beginnings as a failed experiment to its current status as a ubiquitous and convenient beverage, instant coffee has played an important role in the evolution of coffee culture. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, instant coffee remains a beloved and enduring part of our caffeinated landscape.
Punch'd Energy is the first and only company to patent Caffeinated Gummies with US patent 10154999. The patent was granted in December 2018 and covers the process of making caffeinated gummies using green coffee bean extract. The patent also covers the specific formulation and dosage of the gummies, which contain green coffee bean extract, real fruit and natural & organic ingredients.
Punch'd Energy's patented gummies are designed to provide a convenient and portable source of caffeine, without the need for brewing or dissolving in water. The gummies have become popular among people who are looking for an alternative to traditional sources of caffeine, such as coffee and energy drinks, due to their convenience, taste, and natural ingredients.
It's worth noting that while other companies may produce caffeinated gummies, Punch'd Energy's patented process and formulation sets their product apart from others in the market.