How to Make Homemade Instant Coffee

By December 17, 2017


Every morning before we go to work, it will be good to have a cup of coffee to increase our alertness and energy for the new day. In order to save time, most of us choose powdered instant coffees. However, the flavor is not always satisfying as a fresh brewed pot make from fine grounds. Luckily, you can still make a quick brewed cup of coffee by yourself while enjoying the flavor of your favorite beans.

Things You Should Prepare

Coffee beans Single-cup coffee drip
Grinder Single-cup coffee filter
Glass jar with tight fitting lid Sweetener(if desired)
Stove and water Milk or cream (if desired)
Coffee mug Flavoring (if desired)

Practical Steps

  • Choose your favorite coffee beans. Try to use the freshest beans, as the fresher the bean, the better tasting cup of instant coffee you can make.
  • Measure a scoop or two of the coffee beans into the grinder.
  • Grind them as finely as possible, alternating between pulsing and steady whizzing, until it begins to clump in the lower corners of the grinder.


  • Turn one burner of the stove on high and heat the water until it is boiling.
  • Place the single-cup coffee drip over the mouth of the mug while the water is boiling, then place a single-cup filter in the drip and scoop the desired amount of powdered coffee.
  • Pour the boiling water slowly over the coffee grounds. Then continue to pour water in, washing the grounds that gather on the sides of the filter down to the bottom.


  • Brew as much coffee as you like; however, add four times the grounds to your coffee make as you usually use to create a super potent liquid coffee. If you like, you can add sweetener or flavoring to your coffee now; however, remember to once again add four times the regular amount.
  • Allow your super strong coffee to cool and then place it in a clear glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Store your coffee in the refrigerator to keep it as fresh as possible.
  • Make your own instant coffee by simply boiling water and mixing with your super strong brewed coffee. Mix three parts boiled water with one part brewed and then add cream, flavors, sweeteners or anything else you like for a perfect cup of fast and fresh instant coffee.

Tips & Warnings

  • The longer you grind the coffee, the more heat you’ll generate through friction. Heat degrades the flavor of the coffee, so keep it brief. It’s better to do several short, quick batches than one large, long one.
  • Whole coffee beans have the longest storage life, while fine grinds oxidize and lose flavor most quickly because of their high percentage of surface area. Don’t grind more than you’ll use in a day or two, for the best flavor, and keep the powdered coffee in an airtight bag or container.
  • If you find you like making your homemade instant coffee, you’ll get a more consistent result by investing in a higher-quality coffee grinder and a bag of whole beans.

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