“We listen for guidance everywhere except from within.”
Parker J. Palmer
Well, if you’re looking for the perfect flavoured instant coffee, you needn’t bother yourself with anything apart from this detailed guide by Sleepy Owl. Get to know all the basics and enjoy that fastest cup of flavoured Joe any time! In this guide, we’ll discuss what you need to know before buying instant flavoured coffee followed by details of some of the best flavoured instant coffee in India.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
Instant coffee can be defined as a strong caffeine-rich drink that is made up of granules, crystals or powder. This beverage is commercially prepared by distilling coffee beans or brewing the same to make either coffee extract or liquid coffee. Now, with time, the average coffee lover’s preferences have changed as well. Hence, you will now find a variety of flavoured instant coffee to knock your senses off with their taste and aroma. That said, keep these following pointers in mind while choosing an instant flavoured coffee.
3 Things to Remember While Buying Flavoured Instant Coffee
The top 3 factors to consider while choosing a flavoured instant coffee are:
- Coffee beans
- Coffee experience
Let’s take a closer look at this!
The type of beans and roast has got a lot to do with the flavour of your coffee. Plus, the region where the coffee is produced as well as the process determines the flavour profile of your coffee.
Arabica and Robusta are the two primary coffee beans grown worldwide. Arabica, the most widely used coffee bean variant, are generally employed for developing roasted whole beans which are eventually ground and brewed as needed. Arabica has a better flavour profile than its counterpart, which is why it is the preferred choice for roasted whole beans.
However, on the flip side, Arabica plants are far more expensive to grow owing to their delicate nature. Therefore, in one way or more, these beans certainly break the bank compared to Robusta.
Robusta is usually preferred for creating instant coffees since it is more resistant to insects and weather changes. However, the taste of Robusta coffee beans is not as refined as that of Arabica.
That said, Robusta plants are easier to cultivate the coffee made from the beans is more affordable compared to Arabica. As mentioned already, there is a considerable variation in coffee profiles since they are primarily grown in Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The humidity, land growing conditions, and elevation also vary by region which affects the flavour and taste of the coffee beans.
Now, choosing an instant coffee flavour or brand is clearly a matter of personal preference. Although Robusta is the general choice of beans for instant coffee, the best flavours certainly come from Arabica. Some of the best instant coffees out there are gourmet blends made with premium Arabica beans instead of the regular Robusta beans.
Sleepy Owl, for instance, manufactures its instant coffee with 100% Arabica coffee beans, thereby promising unbeatable flavour and texture.
The extent to which coffee beans are roasted also determines taste and quality, to name a few. The internal temperature and colour of the roasted beans are some of the measures you can consider to understand the extent of the roast.
That said, the ‘best’ roast is again a matter of personal preference. After all, what may be perfect for you may not be ideal for that coffee lover sipping away next to you!
3. Coffee Experience
It’s no secret that coffee is not just about the flavour, but aroma as well – especially when it comes to flavoured instant coffee. The unique characteristics appeal to the senses of coffee drinkers distinctly, and therefore, the perfect combination of taste and aroma helps coffee lovers to determine the brands they drink and enjoy often.
Get the Best Flavoured Instant Coffee from Sleepy Owl
Sleepy Owl, the nation’s home-grown coffee brand, has dedicated the best quality of coffee beans and advanced technologies to developing its Premium Flavoured Instant Coffee range. Sleepy Owl’s flavoured instant coffee offers the perfect blend of taste, comfort and convenience, and practically reintroduces you to the ultimate coffee experience.
Our flavoured instant coffee is made up of 100% Arabica coffee, as opposed to most other brands that use a blend of Robusta and Arabica. Our instant flavoured coffee, in fact, is exactly what the packaging reads – Real Good Coffee!
What Makes Our Instant Flavoured Coffee So Special?
Three things – 100% Arabica Coffee, No Sugar and Other Preservatives, and the Use of Microground Technology!
The unique microground technology essentially makes use of freshly roasted coffee which is then finely grounded to ensure it homogenises well with the soluble crystals. This process further ensures that the genuine aroma and flavour of the freshly roasted coffee remains preserved such that every instant cup you make tastes as good!
Choose from Sleepy Owl’s Best-selling Instant Flavoured Coffee
Take your pick from the following variants:
Hazelnut Flavoured Instant Coffee
Enjoy the rich taste of nutty goodness on the go with our Hazelnut instant coffee. The lingering after-taste of luxuriousness and creamy delight will certainly leave you asking for more.
French Vanilla Flavoured Instant Coffee
Whip up a classic French Vanilla flavour in just a few seconds with our instant coffee, made with 100% Arabica soluble crystals and micro grounds of freshly roasted coffee! This flavoured instant coffee is unlike anything you’ve tried before!
Assorted Instant Coffee
Can’t decide yet which flavour your senses fancy the most? Well, if this guide wasn’t helpful enough, no worries! Get a pack of our assorted instant coffee with all three of our flavours- the chocolatey and smooth Original, the nutty and bold Hazelnut, and mellow and aromatic French Vanilla.
Apart from these three delicious variants, you could also try our Premium Instant Filter Kaapi. This one is a blend of Robusta and Chicory and delivers an authentic cup of Filter Coffee in an instant.
Taste it for yourself, and then make a choice!
Sounds good? Tastes even better.