Do you love the idea of making coffee instantly at home? If you have coffee beans at home, but you want to save time and want your coffee beans to last a bit longer, instant coffee can work great for you. Now the question is, how can you make instant coffee a home?
It is a simple process of grinding your coffee beans in a grinder and then sifting to get a fine powder (with microparticles) that can dissolve easily in water.
Let us start with how you can make instant coffee at home from the coffee beans.
To start with, you can use any coffee beans you have at home. You will need a coffee grinder, coffee beans, a bowl, and a fine-mesh sieve.
What is instant coffee made of?
Instant coffee is made of whole coffee beans that are roasted, brewed, and dried. First, coffee beans are roasted and extracted and dried either with spray drying or freeze-drying. What is left at the end is the coffee powder that can be mixed in a cup of water to make a quick coffee.
If you want to make instant coffee at home, the process will be slightly different and simple. It is a process of grinding coffee beans into a fine powder,
How to turn coffee grounds into powder?
To make an instant coffee powder at home, add one or two scoops of coffee beans to the coffee grinder. You can use any coffee grinder at home. Keep the setting at fine and start the coffee grinder.
When the grinder stop, take out the coffee powder and sieve it in a bowl. Coffee powder collected in the bowl will be the finest microparticles that can be used to make instant coffee.
You can again grind the coarse coffee powder remained in the sieve to get more powder.
How to make your cup of coffee at home?
Add a teaspoon of coffee powder to a cup and pour water over it. If you find that your coffee is not that strong, you can add the coffee powder at any time.
All the coarse non-dissolving particles will settle at the bottom.
Beware of the last sips of coffee. Don’t ruin your taste like the coffee at the bottom may be bitter tasting, and coarse particles may alter the coffee’s taste.
Pro Tips: Coffee beans have the longest shelf life and flavor. Powdered coffee loses its flavor quickly due to oxidation as more surface area is exposed to air. Keep the powder in an airtight container and grind the small amount of coffee you can use in a day or two.
Why should you stay away from Instant coffee?
If you love to have instant coffee, make one at home. The store-bought instant coffee has a high Acrylamide concentration.
Acrylamide is a harmful chemical that is formed when coffee beans are roasted.
Instant coffee contains twice as much acrylamide as fresh coffee grinds.
If you don’t want to buy instant coffee from a store, make one at home with a simple method.
I think you may have an idea of how you can make instant coffee at home by now. So, make your own instant coffee at home and save time.
How to store coffee powder made of coffee bens?
The fresh coffee powder can last up to 7-10 days if stored properly. To keep it fresh, always store the coffee powder in an opaque, airtight container. You don’t need to store it in the refrigerator. Keeping the coffee powder in a pantry can make it last longer.
Can you use coffee grounds twice?