Instant coffee is a soluble version of ground coffee beans that comes in a powdered or crystallised form. It’s the most convenient, affordable and quickest way to make coffee in today’s fast paced day and age.
With a lot of new instant coffee brands that have been popping up, it can be easily found in the Indian market at any nearby store. It is slowly becoming the go-to choice for avid but especially novice coffee drinkers for it is easy to prepare without the need for any extra additions. Research also says that it accounts for more than 50% of coffee consumption in many countries.
The Making Of Instant Coffee
Instant coffee is made from dried coffee extract. The extract is a little more concentrated and prepared by brewing ground coffee beans. Post the brewing process, the water is removed to make way for the powder or crystals to be formed which can be easily dissolved when added to either hot or cold water or milk.
There are two main types of instant coffee that you can easily find in the market:
Freeze-dried: where the coffee extract is frozen and cut into tiny fragments to be further dried at a low temperature using vacuum conditions.
Spray-dried: where the coffee extract is sprayed with hot air that quickly dries the droplets giving them a fine powdered form.
Apart from these two methods, another type of instant coffee that you’ll find in the market is microground coffee. Unlike the two above mentioned variants, microground coffee is not treated at all, which makes it almost identical to regular ground coffee.
As the name suggests, microground coffee is ground extremely finely, to ensure it mixes well with the soluble crystals. It also tastes impeccable, all with the convenience of being instant.
Sleepy Owl brings to you soluble coffee crystals and microgrounds of freshly roasted coffee, which doesn’t have any additives or substitutes, and will enhance your at-home coffee experience in more than one way. With a shelf life of 18 months, the Sleepy Owl Premium Instant Coffee is all you will ever need for a happy start to the day, a midday pick me up or to experiment with recipes at home.
There is a wide range of instant coffee brands in the country to choose from, that provide all freeze-dried, spray-dried and microground variants. Apart from the regular option, one can also find a variety of flavoured instant coffee that tastes great, smells good and rejuvenates one’s senses.
Why Choose Instant Coffee
Instant coffee has proven to be a hot favourite in recent times and here’s why we think it works well. Firstly, instant coffee tastes great and with the variety of flavours available these days, the taste factor is definitely not a concern. Instant coffee is also pocket friendly and super easy to make. Now, what else can a coffee lover ask for? In these times of instant gratification, busy schedules and a constant need for convenience, instant coffee is the ideal choice for all. Sleepy Owl has a variety of instant coffee flavours like French Vanilla and Hazelnut, that will be a treat to your taste buds and an ideal mood uplifter.
Another reason why instant coffee is great is because it’s perfect for travelling. All you need is hot water or milk to make it, so now when you go on vacation or a business trip you won’t have to worry about leaving your coffee habits behind, just carry it along.
Instant coffee caters to all palates. It can be enjoyed all year long in a hot or cold form, depending on the weather or your preference.
The Best Way To Store Instant Coffee
The best and the most ideal way to store instant coffee is to keep it in an airtight container that is placed in a cool, dark and dry place in the absence of direct sunlight, heat, moisture and the like. What can we say? It loves to ‘brew(d)’. You can also store it in the refrigerator but only after making sure it’s airtight so that it does not attract any other food item’s aroma or taste. This will keep your instant coffee fresh for long and delicious with every cup you make.
Sleepy Owl’s Premium Instant Coffee is packed and delivered in an airtight, aluminium-sealed sustainable tin that keeps your favourite beverage as fresh as it was when it was first made. We are just here to make things better for you and give you the best!
Comparing It To Regular Coffee
Instant coffee is basically just pure coffee beans being roasted, ground and brewed in water to be further dried to create a powdered or crystallised version of the beans. Like regular coffee, instant coffee also contains a variety of powerful antioxidants. Some studies even claim that due to the way it’s processed, instant coffee might even contain more antioxidants than regular coffee. Another fun fact to know is that instant coffee tends to have less caffeine as compared to regular coffee, making it an ‘instant’ favourite.
Owing to the fact that instant coffee has many of the same antioxidants and nutrients present in regular coffee, it’s said to have similar health benefits too. These include boosting of metabolism, decreasing the risk of diabetes, improving mental health, to name a few. It also has a longer shelf life, which is an added benefit.
You can buy our Premium Instant Coffee with just a few clicks, right here, right now and enjoy freshly roasted coffee (that is also vegan) from the comfort of your home.
How To Experiment With Instant Coffee
If you’re looking for newer ways to add coffee to your diet, we have got just the right thing for you. Why just stick to the same old ways of having coffee when there’s so much more to do and who needs a barista when you have Sleepy Owl’s Premium Instant Coffee at home? Here are some innovative, easy to prepare and delicious recipes that are enhanced due to the flavour of our instant coffees and what’s better- you can try these at home!
Happy experimenting, our fellow coffee lover!