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Instant coffee

What is instant coffee? About the ingredient instant coffee. Including 301 recipes with instant coffee, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee,  and coffee powder, is a beverage derived from brewed coffee beans.

Instant coffee is commercially prepared by either freeze-drying or spray drying, after which it can be rehydrated. At least one brand of instant coffee is also available in concentrated liquid form.

Advantages of instant coffee include speed of preparation (instant coffee dissolves instantly in hot water), lower shipping weight and volume than beans or ground coffee (to prepare the same amount of beverage), and long shelf life—though instant coffee can also spoil if not kept dry.

Instant coffee is available in powder or granulated form contained in glass jars, sachets or tins. The user controls the strength of the resulting product, by adding more or less water (for a weaker or stronger brew).

Instant coffee is also convenient for preparing iced coffee like the Greek frappé, which is popular in warmer climates and hot seasons.

In some European countries such as Spain, instant coffee is commonly mixed with hot milk instead of boiling water.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving (1 round tsp) (1g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Instant coffee is usually found in the coffee & tea section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Instant coffee is a member of the Beverages USDA nutritional food group.

How much does instant coffee weigh?

measure grams
1 tsp dry 0
1 tsp, rounded 1
1 serving (1 round tsp) 1

In Chinese:速溶咖啡
British (UK) term: Instant coffee
en français:le café instantané
en español:el café instantáneo

Recipes using instant coffee

There are 298 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Almond Streusel Bundt Cake and Coffee Glaze
Amaretto Coffee
Applesauce Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
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Banana Marble Chocolate Cake
Barbecue Meatloaf Aussie Style - First Prize
Bbq Meatloaf Aussie Style
Best Chocolate Bar Fondue
Black Bean Coffee Brownies
Cafe De Olla (Mexican Spiced Coffee)

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