How to make a delicious cup of instant coffee at home
Instant coffee is definitely the easiest way to make a delicious, cup of coffee - your way. Learn the basics, start with a full teaspoon of NESCAFÉ instant coffee, and tweak to make it an enjoyable cup of instant coffee for you.
And if you want to try something new, there are over a hundred different types of NESCAFÉ variants.
1 heaped teaspoon (3g) NESCAFÉ Gold Instant Coffee
Water heated to 80 degrees Celsius
Milk of your choice
Sugar to taste (optional)
Add a teaspoon of NESCAFÉ Gold Instant Coffee to your cup. If you like sugar you can add it now.
Carefully pour the hot water into the cup, leaving some space at the top. Stir it well to ensure the coffee and the sugar are fully dissolved.
Add your frothed milk, stir, and top it off with any remaining froth.
Taste your coffee. Not strong enough? Add more coffee granules next time. Too strong? Add less coffee, and a bit more milk.
Remember to take care with hot liquids and they must always be kept away from children.
How much coffee do you use for instant coffee?
We’d recommend 1 teaspoon (3 grams) of NESCAFÉ instant coffee, but you might prefer it a different level of intensity. An easy way to find your perfect flavour is to try using different amounts of water in your NESCAFÉ coffee. More water makes for a less intense brew, while less water means your coffee will be bolder, darker, and richer.
How to personalise your cup of instant coffee
You can add your favourite sweetener – whether it’s sugar, or a flavoured syrup. Milk will also help to cut the intensity and boldness of the coffee. It’s all about finding your personal taste, so experiment with what you like to find your flavour. Flavours that work particularly well with NESCAFÉ coffee are chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel. You can easily find your favourite flavoured syrup online, and there are many recipes for making things like caramel sauce. You can even do something as simple as sprinkling some cinnamon, nutmeg or chocolate powder on top of your coffee for a hint of spice or sweetness.
How do you make coffee more creamy?
Making your favourite NESCAFÉ creamier and smoother is as simple as adding milk, creamer, or milk powder - even butter! Yes, you can add a spoon of butter to your coffee for a rich and creamy coffee experience, or heavy cream for a luxuriously creamy, smooth drink. If your diet doesn't include dairy, you can use some coconut oil as a dairy alternative. Whichever way you choose, try blending the ingredients together for a few seconds before you drink it, to get a smooth, creamy coffee consistency.