Spray Dried Granules (Agglomerated)

The previously mentioned Soluble Coffee powder is further processed into agglomerated coffee, by the process of converting the coffee powder into granules.

The process of agglomeration involves getting smaller particles to adhere to each other to form a powder consisting of bigger conglomerates/agglomerates, which are essential for an easy reconstitution of coffee in water.

Manufacturing process

In cases where spray dried powders require further agglomeration, an additional process stage is used involving powder wetting, after drying and cooling. Control of wetting is carried out with water and/or saturated steam in an agglomeration chamber equipped with a rotating impactor. The agglomerates are then dried and cooled in the attached fluid bed, followed by sieving and packing. Fines and oversize fractions are reprocessed within the agglomeration plant. more...

Technical Specification

1.0 Physical
 
1.1 Appearance
:   Brown spray dried coffee granules
1.2 Bulk density (Free flow density)
:   240 280 g/l
1.3 Moisture
:   < 4.0 %
1.4 Colour factor (on Agtron Model E -20)
:   65 - 75
1.5 Ph
:   4.70 5.10
1.6 Solubility
 
- Hot water
:   readily soluble within 30 seconds with moderate stirring
- Cold water
:   readily soluble within 3 minutes with moderate stirring
1.7 Sediment
:   b2 grade
1.8 Particle size distribution (%) below astm 80
:   13.0 %
2.0 Chemical
 
2.1 Caffeine (on dry basis)
:   2.8 % minimum
2.2 Ash
:   12.0 % maximum
3.0 Microbiological
 
3.1 Yeast & Mould
:   < 100 cfu/g
3.2 Total Plate Count
:   < 3000 cfu/g
3.3 Solmonella
:   Absent in 25/g
3.4 Coliform
:   Negative
4.0 Cup Taste
 
4.1 Taste
:   Standard Coffee Taste & Flavour with no major deviation and / or off flavours.

Packaging

CCL Products has the capacity to offer coffee in jars, cans, sachets / pouches and bag-in- box, of varied sizes, shapes, styles and materials.

Certifications

CCL Products is currently ISO 9001 : 2000, HACCP and BRC certified. Additionally, CCL is certified to produce Organic Coffee, Rain Forest Alliance Coffee and Fair Trade Coffee, in any combination, by the relevant organisations. more

Types Offered

CCL Products has the capacity to offer the following types of Spray Dried Granules (Agglomerated):

  • 100% Pure Coffee
  • Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Flavoured Coffee
  • Organic Coffee
  • Fairtrade Coffee
  • Rainforest Coffee
  • Dual Certified Coffee
  • Triple Certified Coffee
  • Chicory-coffee mix