About Coffee

What is so special about Indocafé coffee?

Indocafé is a reputable brand in the market for over 20 years in Malaysia and one of the top 5 brands in Asia-Pacific Region. All products are roasted, processed & packed under one roof with low acidity level which offers less sour after taste as coffee powder dissolves instantly and completely in warm or hot water with minimum stirring.

Is Indocafé a Halal product?

The products of Indocafé are certificated ‘Halal’ by LPPOM MUI (Indonesia) which is recognised by JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia).

What coffee beans are used in Indocafé?

Indocafé uses selected gourmet coffee beans from the world famous Sumatra Mandheling Mountains.

Where can I buy Indocafé products?

Indocafé products are found at over 15,000 retail outlets nationwide, including international and local hypermarkets, mini markets and convenience stores.

Coffee Facts

Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen plant of the genus Coffea.

Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most popular drinks and most traded agricultural commodities in the world.

Where does coffee bean come from?
  • A coffee bean is a seed of the coffee plant (Coffea, a species of flowering plants), and is the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry.
  • The two most economically important varieties of coffee plant are the Arabica and the Robusta; 75-80% of the coffee produced worldwide is Arabica and 20% is Robusta.
How many species of coffee plant and their characteristics?
  • There are almost more than 120 species of coffee plant in the world and Coffea arabica, known as Arabica coffee, accounts for 75-80 percent of the world’s production. Coffea canephora, known as Robusta coffee, accounts for about 20 percent and differs from the Arabica coffees in terms of taste. While Robusta coffee beans are more robust than the Arabica plants, but produces an inferior tasting beverage with a higher caffeine content.
  • Coffee plants are small trees native to tropical and southern Africa and tropical Asia. When grown in the tropics, it can grow to an approximately height of 3.5 metres (12 feet).
  • Coffee plants do not stand in cold weather but produce their best beans at high altitude in a tropical climate where there is rich soil.
Coffee is grown in more than 50 countries around the world. Here are just a few by regions:

North America & The Caribbean

  • Hawaii (aromatic, rich and medium body)
  • Mexico (aromatic)
  • Puerto Rico (balance body & acidity and fruity aroma)

Central America

  • Guatemala (medium-to-full bodied, spicy or chocolaty taste)
  • Costa Rica (medium body and sharp acidity)

South America

  • Columbia (mild and well-balanced acidity)
  • Brazil (medium bodied, sweet, low-acid)

Africa & Middle East

  • Ethiopia (full flavoured and full bodied)
  • Kenya (fruity acidity, full bodied with rich fragrance)
  • Ivory Coast (aromatic, light body and acidity)


  • Yemen (deep and rich)
  • Indonesia (rich, full body and mild acidity)
  • Vietnam (light acidity and mild body)
Basic Coffee Tasters' Terminology:


  • Very desirable coffee quality, sharpness detected towards front of mouth.
  • Can be fruity (citrusy, lemony, berry-like, etc) or pure tongue-up numbing
  • Without sufficient acidity, the coffee will tend to taste flat.


  • Coffee with intensive pleasant fragrance (for example Sumatra, Columbia, etc).


  • Signifies the perception of texture or weight of liquid in the mouth; thin or light body can feel watery; full-bodied means heavy liquor, as in Sumatra, Java and most robustas.

Aftertaste / finish:

  • Flavour/mouthfeel remaining after coffee has left the mouth.
What is Instant Coffee?
  • Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee and coffee powder, is dried coffee extract from brewed coffee beans and was invented by Japanese-American scientist Satori Kato of Chicago.
  • Instant coffee is commercially prepared by either freeze drying or spray drying, after which it can be rehydrated.
  • Instant coffee is available in powder or granulated form contained in glass jars, sachets or tins and quick to prepare (dissolves instantly in hot water).
  • The caffeine content of instant coffee is generally less than that of brewed coffee.
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