I thought that instant coffee was for impatient people until I started to travel around the world and stay in hotels that served crappy coffee. So I decided to purchase a French Press coffee maker but sometimes It’s hard to carry. Another situation was when I booked an Airbnb and noticed that they did not have any coffee maker. So what am I to do? It’s hard to start my day without coffee, and suddenly, and instantly decided to carry a few instant coffee with me whenever I travel.
How does instant coffee work?
Most instant coffees are made through a partnership. Roasters sends their beans to a producer like Swift Cup in Lancaster, PA. and they basically grind the coffee and brew it into a concentrate, which is then freeze-dried. Once you add water you can bring the coffee back to life. Remember Austin Powers?
What is the downside of instant coffee?
The dehydrated coffee has lower acidity and a higher concentration of sugary flavors. The Counter Culture team explains they found a molasses note that sometimes veered towards oxidation in some instant coffee they sampled. Alternate instant coffee? Counter Culture went a different route, they essentially turned a tea bag and added coffee. the company Steeped also produces the bags with 75 different roasters including Victrola and Alabaster Coffee.
Last but not the least is Kuju is also another alternative instant coffee that is set up as a pour-over on the go: