The Manufacturing Process of Nescafé Instant Coffee

Last year, Americans consumed over 1.3 billion cups of Nescafé, contributing to its status as the largest coffee segment for Swiss-based food giant Nestlé. This trend extends globally, with Nescafé sales reaching over 180 countries, where one in every seven cups of coffee consumed bears the Nescafé brand.

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Global dominance: Sales in 180+ countries, where every seventh cup of coffee consumed is Nescafé. (Credits: Pexels)

Despite its widespread popularity, Nescafé faces challenges at the source. Farmers supplying the brand contend with obstacles such as high labor costs and escalating temperatures, which threaten to reduce the suitable area for coffee cultivation by up to 50%, as reported by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Labor costs, climate change threatening coffee cultivation; addressing with 100,000 farmers, 13M bags purchased annually. (Credits: Pexels)

Nescafé collaborates with a network of over 100,000 farmers and annually purchases more than 13 million bags of green coffee. The brand operates two dozen factories worldwide to meet the demand.

If you’re curious about the production process behind Nescafé instant coffee then embark on a journey to Vietnam, the world’s second-largest exporter of coffee after Brazil, to observe Nescafé’s operations firsthand.

Michael Manua
Michael Manua
Michael, a seasoned market news expert with 29 years of experience, offers unparalleled insights into financial markets. At 61, he has a track record of providing accurate, impactful analyses, making him a trusted voice in financial journalism.
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