6 Instant Coffee Brands To Actually Get Excited About
Instant coffee gets a bad rep. Your typical supermarket brands tend to bring out those sterile office vibes, and no one wants to start off their day with a sad cup of a coffee. Life is too damn short. Since we only want the best (and most convenient) for you, here are six instant coffee brands that’ll start your day on a positive note.
1. Waka Coffee
Waka Coffee tastes so good it’ll make you say “See ya never!” to your favorite barista. Unlike many instant coffee brands that use cheaper Robusta beans, Waka Coffee only sources instant coffee made from 100-percent Arabica beans. When choosing Waka Coffee, expect a richer, more complex flavor compared to your typical cup of joe. This coffee comes in portable, single-serving packets so you can easily take it with you and enjoy it on-the-go — whether on a hike, on a train or a plane. Although it tastes like your favorite freshley brewed drip coffee, Waka coffee can be made in minutes by simply adding water. Oh and feel good about yourself when you sip on a cup of Waka Coffee, because 4 percent of their proceeds go to funding clean water projects. Get a box filled with eight servings of Waka Coffee Colombian Single-Serve Instant Coffee for just $11.99 and get 10 percent off your purchase when you sign up for the company’s newsletter.
2. Starbucks Via Instant
If you’re a devoted Starbucks fan, the coffee chain has a line called Starbucks VIA Instant that’ll help you out when you’re in a hurry. The instant coffee is made with 100 percent Arabica beans and comes in thin tube-shaped packages. The instant coffee comes in flavors like Peppermint Mocha Latte, Veranda Blend, Colombia, Italian Roast, French Roast and White Chocolate Mocha Latte. You can buy Starbucks Via Instant in retail shops or online.
3. Mushroom Coffee Mix
For a healthy instant coffee that’ll take your taste buds in a fun direction, try the Mushroom Coffee Mix from Four Sigmatic. This instant coffee is paired with chaga and lion’s mane mushrooms to help support productivity, focus and creativity. The mushroom coffee is both organic and vegan. All you have to do is mix it with hot water and you’ll be ready to go. You can buy a 10-pack online here.
4. Sudden Coffee
Sudden Coffee is one of the coolest looking instant coffee brands that we’ve seen. The test tube packaging alone is enough to make you order some, but the coffee does all of the talking for itself. The beans are single-origin and 100 percent Arabica (beans known for sweet, aromatic flavors), hand-picked from small farms and roasted in small batches so you won’t get that burnt taste.
The ground coffee is crystallized via a freeze-drying process, which locks in the taste and smell you want until you add water. Sudden Coffee has a bold, robust flavor, along with that quick hit of caffeine you need first thing in the morning. You can buy an eight-pack of Sudden Coffee tubes here.
5. Mount Hagen Organic Instant Regular Coffee
Organic and Certified Fair Trade, Mount Hagen instant coffee comes freeze-dried in single-serving sticks. It’s made from 100 percent highland Arabica coffee beans. Since the coffee is freeze-dried, you know the instant coffee will pack in all of the rich aroma and full-bodied taste you love. Buy a 25-pack of Mount Hagen’s instant coffee sticks here.
6. Treeline Coffee Roasters Geo Pour Over
The Geo pour over is a ready-to-brew single-serve coffee that’s sourced from sustainable farms around the world. It’s roasted in micro batches to make sure the beans don’t get burnt. The Geo is perfect for camping or hiking, and you won’t have to compromise on quality at all. You can buy the coffee online in a range of sizes, whether you want a single pack, a six-pack or a 12-pack.
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