Some of Your Favourite Coffee Brands Might Not Entirely Be Coffee

Some of Your Favourite Coffee Brands Might Not Entirely Be Coffee. Coffee is the drink that most people start their days with.

Coffee is the drink that most people start their days with. Nothing feels good without a good cup of the morning brew. However, some coffee brands according to the new draft rules from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries in South Africa may not be specified as coffee. The new draft rules include 11 classifications of “coffee, chicory and related products” that go from pure ground coffee to pure chicory. That involves the mixed coffees to the mixtures of coffee, the must have about 75% of coffee in them.

There is also a class for coffee mixed with chicory, which can have about 50% of chicory, they should at least have a caffeine number of about 0.6%. The number for the coffee and chicory mixture will not have as much of an effect as the pure coffee brands. Instant coffee, however, under the draft rules should have a caffeine number of about 2.25%. The number for instant coffee is approximately four times more than the 0.6% of the coffee and chicory mixture.

The instant decaffeinated coffee mix would have half the percentage of the coffee and chicory mix at 0.3% of caffeine. The draft rules state that anything that is specified as coffee should have coffee only. The instant coffee nd ground coffee should not have any colourants or flavouring according to the new draft rules. Coffee grinds and ground coffee are needed to have the features of the flavour of coffee. Instant coffee should also be able to liquefy within 30 seconds with an average stirring in order to be able to be stated as instant coffee.

Liquid coffee concentrations may have extras such as sugar and glycerol, no other extra produces may be added. Ricoffy and Frisco are not based as coffee, coffee mixtures or, neither as coffee and chicory mixes. The two brands have 25% of coffee in them. Based on the new draft rules, Koffiehuis is not classified as coffee because it has glucose. The draft rules allow comments from citizens till the last day of September.

by Alexandra Ramaite

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