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All about instant coffee: processed coffee powder/concentrate directly dissolved in water.

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How is instant coffee made?

I understand the basic process of making coffee (harvested beans >> roasted >> ground >> brewed), but I don't quite understand how instant coffee is made. What, exactly, is done differently? At what ...
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If I'm in a rush, can I simply use raw ground coffee like instant coffee?

I've been thinking about this for a while, and was wondering if it was safe. Nowadays, we're sometimes ina big rush and there's not enough time. Can I simply drop a spoonful of my favorite cheap ...
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Why does instant coffee have a poor reputation?

Among coffee drinkers instant coffee is generally considered as a last resort and many avoid it entirely, even though instant coffee is often cheaper per cup and doesn't require specialized coffee ...
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How hot should the water be for instant coffee?

Sometimes I find myself in situations where instant coffee is the only thing available. How hot should the water be when I make it? I'm in Britain, so boil water with an electric kettle. Should I pour ...
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Adding creamer after boiling water vs before

Hello all I started making instant coffee for the last few months. Due to a combination of laziness and lack of a proper coffee maker. I find that I actually enjoy instant a lot. Normally the process ...
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Is preparing instant coffee a brew?

Preparing instant coffee is basically pouring hot water on dry coarse powder made out of a coffee drink. Is it still called brewing? It seems like a language shortcut, as the brew happened before ...
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How to make thick, Indian style coffee without using instant coffee?

I recently had coffee in India and it was quite thick. The way they made it they took instant coffee+sugar+little bit of water. They then beat this mixture into a thick paste. Then they added hot ...
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Instant coffee has less caffeine than percolated and filter drip?

Sources related to average caffeine content per preparation method show: for (6oz cup, arabica coffee) Filter drip 150 [Mg. of Caffeine] Percolated 125 Espresso 100 Instant 60 Decaffeinated 4 ...
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Volume of water to 2 grams of instant coffee

I picked up a pack of Kenco Millicano 2 gram sticks to take to college with me because the coffee at the college doesn't taste great and is €1.50 for a tiny cup, so I was wondering in your experience ...
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Why did my instant coffee turn dark and hard?

So I bought a jar of instant coffee not a year ago and it's not reached its expiry date. It's stored in the kitchen cabinet. Recently I opened it just to see its color had turned from coffee brown to ...
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Why does instant coffee foam when stirring it?

I have seen that when preparing coffee without milk (just water and coffee), instant coffee (at least Nespresso) foams when stirring it just a bit. However, regular coffee grounds do not. Does someone ...
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Finding if coffee is a health risk after best before

I have couple of coffee in my cabin where I visit on weekend and I saw 2 coffee which were best before xx 2017. One has big chunk of coffee and looks faded and the other got faded colour. I have no ...
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French press vs instant coffee - health

At work I usually drink instant coffee, but I found out that one can buy French press mugs. I did some research about which of these methods of preparing coffee is healthier, it seems that there's no ...
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How is Nescafé made? [duplicate]

How is Nescafé (or any other instant coffee) made? Do they brew coffee and then dehydrate it (like they do it with instant soups)? Or is it done another way? What ingredients do they use to produce it?...
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Maxwell house instant coffee powder aroma

My office just got a case of Maxwell House instant coffee. As noted by my co-worker, the aroma of the coffee powder smells more like soy sauce than coffee, which most of the instant coffees we had. ...
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Why does instant coffee need more milk/sugar to get desired taste?

This morning I brewed some coffee at work using a pour-over and noticed that the amount of milk and sugar required to get the desired taste and whiteness was significantly less. I do not mean ...
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If a recipe calls for instant coffee, can just regular ground coffee be substituted?

When instant coffee is called for in a baking recipe, can regular ground roasted coffee be used? Will the same amount work?
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Is it possible to further roast instant coffee granules?

Can I take standard roasted instant coffee granules and further roast them in the oven? Is this doable, or even advisable?
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How to make mild instant coffee?

I've recently become a fan of "Nescafe Food Service bend" Instant coffee (as pictured below). I've had a number of other brands of instant coffee and have been wondering how do they create such a mild ...
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Does instant coffee give a lesser buzz/high than conventional filter/french press coffee?

I have felt that percolated/french pressed coffee keeps me awake more than instant coffee brew. EDIT: Since it was (validly) pointed out it will depend on the amount, so the amount, that I am ...
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Is it possible to make instant coffee of varying roasts?

I've never seen instant coffees being sold consisting of varying roasts (i.e. light/mild, medium, dark etc.) does such a thing exist? Or is there a reason why they haven't been tried?
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Is there actually any taste (especially flavor) difference between Dalgona method and normal method of making instant cofffee?

The coffee that concerns me is here. Case 1: Here's a video about Dalgona (most likely it's Dalgona) method coffee. The video is in Hindi, but I'll translate it in English from 2.35s: He says, "...
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Is dalgona coffee without sugar still "fluffy"?

Would love to make dalgona coffee without sugar - is the granulated sugar necessary to keep the coffee "fluffy"? The recipe calls for two tablespoons of sugar - are there are some sweetener ...
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If I only occasionally brew at home, should I keep instant or grounds (or something else)?

Related: Is it a good idea to keep a coffeemaker if I only occasionally drink coffee? At home, I produce less than 2 cups of coffee per week. Lately, I've been using instant to keep the hassle-payout ...
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What are these mystery numbers on the Nescafe disposable coffee sachets?

I noticed the numbers 1-9 (did not see any with double digits) on these nescafe sachets. Anyone know what they are for?
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How to make instant coffee concentrate drinkable [closed]

Me and my friends sometimes make "instant-coffee shots". they're made in the following way: 1.put a tablespoon instant coffee and half a table spoon sugar in a 8 oz cup. 2.add approximately 30-35 ...
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How to transport coffee

I'm afraid this is a dirty instant coffee question. Every morning I'm up pretty early and will usually make myself a quick instant coffee in a travel mug and hit the road. It is really good instant ...
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How does espresso-based coffee compare to instant coffee?

When I buy coffee from outside, from whatever popular brand outside, and drink it, I feel a bit elevated. Especially one with higher caffeine content. However, when I drink the one I make my own I ...
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Do Flavored Instant coffee have added sugar content

Recently I fond some interest on flavored instant coffee from brands like Nescafe and other brands. Flavors as Hazelnut, Caramel, Vanilla, Toffee as such are quite attractive, but since I am on sugar ...
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Waiting a few minutes or adding a little cold water immediately, do they make different tastes for instant coffee?

I make instant coffee with hot water, and wait till it gets little colder. Or I can also add a bit cold water after the hot water. The question is, Does it make different in the taste?
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How to make a "normal" cup of coffee with instant coffee

I drink freeze dried instant coffee usually and when I have it I find that it is much stronger than regular brewed coffee. I figure that im putting too much powder in. This got me thinking, if one ...
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Quick Homemade Great Tasting Coffee vs Price?

Good Coffee When Working From Home I work from home and often don't have the time to go to a coffee shop to get a nice freshly brewed coffee. Solutions I've Tried To combat this, I've tried various ...
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Using Arabica coffee beans for making instant coffee

I saw in this article that instant coffee is usually entirely consisting of Robusta beans. Would making a instant coffee of Arabica beans make a better quality instant coffee? Would the process making ...
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Is there any special way to cook this specific kind of coffee from Indonesia?

I have this coffee which is from Indonesia with the following features: Its taste and smell is totally different from the coffees that I have so far drunk in my life. For example, it is totally ...