is a DIRECT MANUFACTURER of instant coffee substitutes, specialized in the production of 100% natural soluble hot beverages.
Located in the region of Tuscany (Italy), CRASTAN company was founded in 1870 by the Swiss entrepreneur Luzio Crastan who started the production of roasted coffee substitutes.
Equipped with the most advanced production technologies, today Crastan is the biggest producer of roasted instant coffee substitutes in Italy (barley and chicory mixes)
Coffee substitutes (in general made with barley, malt, rye and chicory) are 100% natural products that do not contain caffeine and are therefore suitable for everyone, adults and children, in particular for those who wish to avoid the stimulant effect of coffee.
A COMPLETELY NATURAL PROCESS
The production process of our cereals is composed of three phases:
- roasting of the raw cereals or raw chicory
- extraction by hot water
- solubilization (spray-drying) of the product.
During these processes the barley and other ingredients are only subjected to heat and mechanical treatment. Heat, water and pressure are the only means Crastan uses in its transformation process.