How to Make the Perfect Cup of Instant Coffee

If you love instant coffee, we’re here to help you make the perfect cup! Read these tips for brewing the best instant cup of coffee!

What to Know About Instant Coffee

Premium or high quality instant coffee can be a great addition to your daily life especially if you’re always running late or trying to beat the clock. However, it is important to know that not all instant coffees are made the same. The best type of instant coffee is made with single-origin beans, 100% Arabica beans, and freeze-dried (rather than spray dried) to preserve the natural flavors of the coffee. So be sure to do your research before you purchase!

Why Instant Coffee?

How to Make Homemade Instant Coffee

What’s the big deal about instant coffee and why should you drink it instead of brewed coffee? Well, as discussed in a previous blog, instant coffee can be made quickly and easily. It is also lightweight and easy to take around for backpacking, camping trips, or bring to work or school. Waka instant coffee, for example, comes in single-serving packets that can easily be used as a midday pick-me-up without having to spend money and time at a cafe. Additionally, when thinking about instant coffee vs ground coffee, instant coffee doesn't require brewing or wait time, using a coffee machine or clean up post brew. It also has a longer shelf life of 24 months with proper storage, compared to ground coffee’s 5 months.

How to Make Instant Coffee

How to Make Homemade Instant Coffee

Although directions can vary slightly depending on the brand of instant coffee and personal taste, it is generally easy to make instant coffee.

For Waka Coffee’s instant coffee, you will need about one tablespoon or one packet of instant coffee crystals (0.1oz instant coffee).

Then, add 8-10 ounces of hot or cold water. Stir crystals until fully dissolved.


That’s as simple as it gets with instant coffee! One tip would be if you’re making cold coffee, add a bit of hot water to the coffee granules first to dissolve it faster. Waka Coffee will dissolve in hot or cold water!

Unique Coffee Additions

how to make good instant coffee with milk

While instant coffee is a simple, one step making process, there are many unique additions you can have for your coffee! Here are a few things we talked about in previous articles that you can add to your daily cup of joe!

Collagen: Add in collagen powder to boost the health benefits of coffee! Collagen can help strengthen muscles, bones, hair, nails, and even help joint pain

Creamer: While creamers can seem like a pretty basic addition to coffee, did you know that there are creamers out there for everyone? There are Keto friendly creamers, dairy-free creamers, vegan creamers, and they all come with a variety of flavors to fit your preference.

Sparkling Water: Temperatures can get higher during the summer and iced drinks are one of the best ways to cool down your body! Try adding sparkling water instead of regular water to spice up your cup of instant coffee and add an extra fun fizz on your tongue! Here is the recipe we came up with.

Ice Coffee Cubes: Nothing beats the heat like an iced coffee... But what’s not fun is leaving your coffee unattended for a few minutes and coming back to a watered down cup of joe. Try freezing your coffee into ice cubes and using that instead! That way you’ll never have watered down coffee again. Here is a recipe using ice coffee cubes for just you to try.

Waka Coffee has the best instant coffee! Try it here.


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