Instant coffee -- Criteria for authenticity

ISO 24114:2011 specifies criteria for authenticity of soluble (instant) coffee.

Café soluble -- Critères d'authenticité

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ISO 24114:2011(E)

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ISO 24114:2011(E)

Soluble coffee represents a sizable fraction of international trade. National and supranational regulations on

the ingredients acceptable in soluble coffee, in mixtures thereof, and on their declaration are available.

In order to avoid incorrect declarations that adulterated products are 100 % pure soluble coffee, thus

deceiving the consumers and causing unfair competition between manufacturers, statistically sound criteria for

the authenticity of soluble coffee are necessary, when subsequent official measures are to be applied.

An International Standard defining the appropriate criteria is therefore justified.

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Instant coffee — Criteria for authenticity
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies criteria for authenticity of soluble (instant) coffee.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 3509, Coffee and coffee products — Vocabulary

ISO 11292, Instant coffee — Determination of free and total carbohydrate contents — Method using high-

performance anion-exchange chromatography
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 3509, ISO 11292 and the following

pure soluble coffee

products prepared by the extraction of roasted coffee beans exclusively, as defined in international and

national regulations

NOTE 1 See References [1], whose Article 2 gives the definition of “soluble coffee”, and [2], whose annex describes

authentic educts and the proper production of soluble coffee.

NOTE 2 Pure soluble coffees have free and total carbohydrate profiles, which depend both on the nature and quality of

the green coffee beans used for their manufacture and on processing. The variations of the profiles have been clearly

soluble coffee mixture

mixture prepared by the co-extraction or the separate extraction of roasted coffee beans and of materials

other than coffee beans

NOTE The composition of soluble coffee mixtures shall be clearly declared on the label. This category of products

shall comply with international or local regulations.
adulterated soluble cof

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