Agglomerated coffee is essentially spray-dried instant, that has been specially processed to yield a form that is more readily dissolved in coffee preparation, which gives the best of aroma and taste. Agglomerated coffee is coffee to which, after being dried, the powder is added, and then an additional steam belt or steam curtain process is applied, which causes the particles to bind together, thus forming granules. The thick, concentrated liquid coffee is frozen at very low temperatures. The water is extracted in a controlled process, yielding large, golden coffee crystals.
Flavored instant coffee products having a variegated appearance that comprise darker colored agglomerated soluble particles comprising a darker colored flavorant selected from cocoa and instant coffee agglomerated onto an edible carrier such as sugar and lighter colored agglomerated soluble particles comprising a dairy or nondairy creamer and a noncoffee flavor agglomerated onto an edible carrier such as sugar, provided that then the darker colored flavorant is only cocoa, the lighter colored agglomerated particles further comprise instant coffee agglomerated onto the edible carrier.