How to Make the Best Warm Instant Coffee Drink


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How to Make the Best Warm Instant Coffee Drink

There is nothing like sipping a warm cup of coffee when you need it, and instant coffee takes all the hard work out of making it. To make it even easier, we will teach you how to make the best warm instant coffee with a hint of cocoa.

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Pro tip 1: Don't have it too warm! Allow water to to cool down to a room temperature before pouring it into the mug. It will eliminate the risk of burning your mouth and make sure you can enjoy the rest of your sips.

The temperature of the coffee doesn’t actually keep you warm. What ‘warms’ your body is the caffeine that is inside the cup of coffee. The caffeine hits your blood streams, which then begin to flow through your body, giving you the actual sense of warmth.

Pro tip 2: Use filtered water. Tap water can sometime taste metallic or acidic and destroy the fresh aroma of your quality instant coffee. This is a good tip especially if you live in one of the 25 US cities with the worst drinking water.

Pro tip 3: Explore new recipes. You can make so many delicious drinks using quality instant coffee, which you probably haven't even thought about. For example:

Irish Coffee - by definition the best time to drink an Irish Coffee is on National Irish Coffee Day (January 25th) to celebrate, but is also a good alternative to a ‘small get together with drinks’ when you’re feeling a little down and need an energy boost of caffeine. So easy to make with instant coffee!

Latte - it is made with one or two shots of espresso (with the second shot more common in the United States), 5-6 ounces of hot steamed milk, and a thin layer of milk foam on the top. While originally made with an espresso shot, mimic the recipe using instant coffee as your base.

Americano - the Americano is an Italian coffee drink composed of one shot of espresso and hot water. This would be your basic "black instant coffee" version recipe.

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Instant coffee with a hint of cocoa (recipe below).

Explore many more warm, cold, and food instant coffee recipes here.

Pro tip 4: Perfect your ratios. While Waka Coffee recommends 0.1 oz of instant coffee to 8-10 oz of water, it is up to you if you like your coffee stronger or lighter (in taste, not caffeine). Consider reducing or adding more instant coffee granules into your mug accordingly. You don't want to make it too watery so your tastebuds can taste the beloved coffee flavor, but too much coffee can also be a problem.

Pro tip 5: Buy quality instant coffee. While there is a stigma about the poor quality of instant coffee, this is obviously not true to all brands. Same as with brewed coffee, not all brands were born equal. Choose freeze dried instant coffee and a one that is made of 100% Arabica beans. This will ensure your are drinking only the best instant coffee for the best flavor.


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Here is a simple warm instant coffee recipe when you want to change up your usual cup with a spruse of cocoa!


  • 1 packet of Waka Coffee
  • 1 (2) teaspoons of sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup or 8 oz. of room temperature water
  • Milk (optional)
  • Cocoa powder to taste


  1. Let 1 cup (8 oz.) of water reach room temperature
  2. Pour 1 packet of Waka Coffee in a cup
  3. Add sugar if desired
  4. Pour a cup of water over the coffee (and sugar) mixture till dissolved
  5. Mix all ingredients together
  6. Pour in a desired amount of milk into the cup and stir
  7. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top
  8. Enjoy!

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