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How to Make Instant Coffee

Sometimes we need to stock up for emergencies and knowing how to make instant coffee certainly qualifies! Of course, you might simply enjoy the taste of instant coffee and here’s how you do it!

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How to Make Instant Coffee

Coffee is such a lovely way to enjoy a winter afternoon ( or any afternoon, actually). You don’t really need a specialty machine or even a fancy coffee shop, you can simply use instant coffee powder to make instant coffee in, get this, an instant!

We know you depend on us for great refreshing drinks like Southern Sweet Tea and Basil Water and How to Make Instant Espresso but today we are all about the coffee!

How to Use Instant Coffee

There are so many uses for Instant Coffee. You can make…

Instant Espresso – Simply follow the package instructions for doing so.

Makes Chocolate Better – I often add a small spoonful to chocolate cakes, puddings, brownies or icing to give an added kick!

Makes Stews Richer – No joke! Add a spoonful to some stew beef and you’ll be shocked at how rich it becomes instantly!

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Best Instant Coffee

We enjoy..

  • Cafe Bustelo Espresso and Coffee
  • Folgers Instant

We use these the most. I keep the Bustelo in the cabinet for cooking.

Here’s What You’ll Need

You don’t need much to make this.

Specialty Equipment

You don’t need any specialty equipment, but it is nice to have a kettle and a favorite cup, here are mine…

Kettle

Mug

I bought these mugs late last summer and I simply LOVE them. I drink my coffee out of them every morning.

Here’s How It’s Done

  1. Spoon the Coffee Powder into the mug
  2. Pour the hot water in and stir.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Instant Coffee

Instant coffee is a finely ground coffee that dissolves in hot water.

Can You Make Instant Coffee Taste Better?

Yes, you can. Read the recipe below for those tips

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Tips and Tricks

You’ll want to keep these tips and tricks in mind, as these will spruce up the flavor quite a bit.

  • Make sure to stir the powder into the hot water very well.
  • Add sugar or cream to sweeten or to lighten the flavor slightly.
  • Add more water if it is just too strong for you.
  • Some folks enjoy a small bit of hot chocolate powder added in (but then, it isn’t really coffee anymore, but who is telling?).
  • Add more or less flavor by adding more or less mix.
  • If you are looking for a great travel coffee set up, try this article

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How to Make Instant Coffee

This is a quick recipe to let you know how to make instant coffee. It's fast and easy and you'll enjoy it so much!
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Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make instant coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
resting time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 Servings
Calories: 4kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz hot water
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • sugar and cream optional

Instructions

  • Heat water on high heat on the stove top in kettle until boiling OR use an electric kettle to heat water.
  • Pour 6 oz of water into a cup designed for such heat like a tea cup or mug.
  • Add 1 tsp of instant coffee and stir until dissolved.

Notes

  • Make sure to stir the powder into the hot water very well.
  • Add sugar or cream to sweeten or to lighten the flavor slightly.
  • Add more water if it is just too strong for you.
  • Some folks enjoy a small bit of hot chocolate powder added in (but then, it isn’t really coffee anymore, but who is telling?).
  • Add more or less flavor by adding more or less mix.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Instant Coffee
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 4
% Daily Value*
Sodium 0.4mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 0.1g0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.04mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse to Share

The other day I heard a preacher use this verse to say that Jesus came to divide us as the world is starting to divide now. However, if you read a little further you’ll see Jesus was specifically speaking about his own crucifixion.

We always need to read the entire context of a quote. Always.

Luke 12:49

“I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! 

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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