Instant coffee is back, big time. There are tons of delicious brands out now, along with some fun recipes for things like dalgona (aka whipped) coffee. The instructions for whipped java are easy: vigorously whisk 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water. Pour over a glass of milk for a sweet treat with a surprising texture. Whether you’re making a whip or drinking it straight, here’s what to consider before buying instant grinds.
This iconic brand’s offering is a medium-darkness bean. Folgers
Of course price matters. If you’re using your grounds in a whipped dalgona coffee or another recipe with sugar and other strong flavors, there’s no need to splurge on an expensive brand.
Though it has only half the caffeine of more traditional options, this beverage should still keep you perked up. Four Sigma Foods
Like regular coffee, instant coffee comes in many varieties of caffeine levels. If you’re sensitive to caffeine or your teens like the taste, consider a decaf or low-caffeine option like this one.
With such a large container, you can brew about 270 cups. Cafe Tastle
Instant coffee can be used in a variety of desserts, from mocha cheesecakes to coffee shortbread. So stock up!