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12 Best Instant Coffee Products for a Quick Caffeine Fix
Let’s be honest—some mornings you just need your cup of joe (and an instant energy boost) ASAP. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best instant coffee products that taste as good as the real deal.
Starbucks VIA Instant Pike Place Roast
For when the drive-thru line is just way too long. If you don’t want to totally skip your daily Starbs, get your fill (and your fuel) with these packets of Pike Place Roast.
Folgers Instant Coffee Crystals
Not only do these caffeine-filled crystals make a delicious cuppa, but they’re also great to mix into sauces and marinades. Try them in one of these dessert recipes that use instant coffee (the tiramisu cheesecake is especially amazing!).
Nescafe Blend & Brew 3 in 1
Coffee + creamer + sugar = one of these super convenient Nescafe sticks. If you want to add extra flavor, check out these 10 unexpected mix-ins for your cuppa.
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
Yes, mushroom coffee is a thing. And this popular brand contains organic Lion’s Mane mushroom powder, which improves memory and concentration for an extra boost. Looking for even more ways to make your coffee habit healthier? Here are 11 of our top tips.
Kuju Coffee Pocket PourOver
No equipment necessary for this super-simple solution. Just set the filter on any size mug, pour hot water over it and enjoy! If cold brew is more your style, here’s a barista’s secret to making it actually taste good.
Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packets
There’s a reason Trader Joe’s has such a cult following—they make quality, affordable products. Like this instant coffee that’s “all dressed up” with creamer and sugar. Before you head to the store, read this list of everything Trader Joe’s employees want you to know.
Waka Coffee Quality Instant Coffee
Forget the chemicals and additives—Waka’s instant coffee is made with 100% pure Arabica beans. Bonus: As part of their “Add Water, Give Water” program, part of your purchase goes towards funding clean water initiatives around the world.
Kava Acid Neutralized Instant Coffee
Sensitive stomachs, rejoice! Now you can have your coffee and drink it, too, with this acid-neutralized alternative that has 15 times less acid than other leading java brands.
Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso Coffee
Double roasted so you get that essential espresso flavor, you won’t even be able to tell that this bold blend isn’t the real deal from your favorite coffee shop. Speaking of which, do you know the best coffee shops in each state?
Douwe Egberts Pure Gold Instant Coffee
Mellow flavor, rich aroma. That sums up this instant java. Psst… If you’re drinking your coffee right when you wake up, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s the ideal time to pour a mug, according to researchers.
The name says it all. Made with hand-picked, quality beans which are then freeze-dried for freshness, Sudden Coffee can make a hot or cold caffeinated cup in seconds. The best part? No one will even be able to tell it’s instant.
Maxim Mocha Gold Mild Coffee Mix
For coffee that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit strong, you’ll want to opt for this milder mix. Made with creamer and sugar, it hits just the right notes for that java flavor you crave—without the bitterness.
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