Instant coffee is making a comeback. You can find quality instant coffee products on your social media feed, at your grocery store and on TV. Here are the things you should actually make with it.
Instant coffee quickly dissolves in water and a longer shelf life compared to other coffee formats. With instant coffee you also save the coffee cleanup as there are no coffee grounds left after making your cup of joe. You also don't need to spend money on coffee machines and at least one study has found that it has a lower environmental footprint than other preparation methods in addition to creating less carbon emissions due to its light weight and packaging.
With all of these benefits, it's not a surprise that more people these days opt for premium instant coffee brands for their every day use. But, what is so special about instant coffee?
What is the difference between instant coffee and ground coffee?
Ground coffee and instant coffee are not the same. Ground coffee is made from coffee beans that have been roasted and ground for brewing (with a grinder). Instant coffee is a coffee extract derived from coffee beans that have been roasted, brewed and then dehydrated.
To brew ground coffee beans you have to brew and filter the coffee to enjoy the coffee beverage, while instant coffee fully dissolves in water to create a cup of joe.
Try making these with instant coffee:
1. Instant Dalgona Coffee
You probably have already heard about the most viral coffee drink of all times -- Dalgona Coffee! This one is a must on your instant coffee bucket list. From TV shows like Kelly and Ryan to The LA Times, everyone is talking about it. And yes, you can make it only with instant coffee.
2. Vietnamese Instant Iced Coffee Latte
Too lazy for brewing your coffee and then waiting for it to cool down? Or, don't want to dilute your coffee with ice? Make a cup of iced instant coffee. Mix your coffee granules with cold water, milk or condensed milk and enjoy!
3. No Coffee Machine Cappuccino
Instant coffee is all about releasing you from unnecessary coffee machines or other equipment. You can make a cappuccino-like coffee with instant coffee and steamed milk without the espresso machine.
4. Instant Coffee Overnight Oats
Did we say that coffee granules will easily dissolve in liquid? Well, they will also dissolve right in your overnight oats mixture. Perfect for your morning pick me up coffee taste, combined with your breakfast.
5. Instant Coffee Jelly Latte
This one is another creative instant coffee recipe to cross off your bucket list. It looks amazing and tastes so good. Here is the full recipe.