Top 10 Instant Coffee Brands 2017

1

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee

Columbia blend

2000+ reviews


Flavor
Balanced & Nutty
A smooth coffee with a signature nutty flavor.

Ingredients
Soluble and Microground Arabica Coffee (100%).

Starbucks Via come in single serve packets (typically 50 per package). The unusual mix of both soluble and ground coffee makes for a slightly different texture to other coffees.

Caffeine: 130-140mg per serving (see more).

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2

Maxwell House

French Vanilla

1100+ reviews


Flavor
French Vanilla – creamy with a dash of vanilla flavor.

Ingredients
Sugar, Nondairy Creamer [Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Sodium Caseinate (from Milk), Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono-and Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor], Instant Coffee, contains less than 2% of Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Silicon Dioxide.

Maxwell House French Vanilla is one of a series of flavored instant coffee products. It has around 60 calories per serving.

Caffeine: 40mg per serving (from packet).

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3

Nescafe Clasico

Dark Roast

130+ reviews


Flavor
Rich, bold.

Ingredients
100% Coffee.

Nescafe have an enormous range of blends and coffees, but this two-pack consistently remains a top seller. Each jar makes around 100 cups (depending on your preference). This makes it one of the most economical without compromising on flavor.

Caffeine: 57-65 mg per serving.

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4

Mount Hagen

Organic

200+ reviews


Flavor
Smooth, rich.

Ingredients
100% organic coffee.

Mount Hagen is processed in Germany, and is regarded as one of the best organic (and fair trade) instant coffees available.

Caffeine: Unlisted (but estimated at 50-60mg per serving).

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5

Douwe Egberts Pure Gold

Medium Roast

200+ reviews


Flavor
Medium, well-balanced.

Ingredients
100% Freeze-Dried instant coffee

Douwe Egberts is a dutch-made coffee, that many regard has having a superior flavor. There is a darker roast available called Pure Indulgence. Douwe Egberts can be a little more expensive than other brands.

Caffeine: Unlisted (but their faq lists an estimated amount of 60mg per serve).

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6

Folgers

Classic Roast

350+ reviews


Flavor
Classic, full.

Ingredients
Instant coffee

Folgers is a very popular brand of freeze-dried instant coffee – due to the price point, and ease of preparation.

Caffeine: Unlisted (but an early reference suggests 71mg per serving).

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7

Starbucks Via Ready Brew Decaf

Italian Roast

2000+ reviews


Flavor
Roasty & sweet.

Ingredients
Soluble and Microground Arabica Coffee (100%)

No list would be complete without a decaffeinated coffee. Starbucks Via Italian Roast is one of the highest rated decaf coffees. It comes in single servings (50 per packet) along with the unique blend of both soluble coffee and micro-ground.

Caffeine: Decaf is not caffeine-free, but will have small amounts of caffeine.

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8

Nescafe Taster’s Choice

House Blend

100+ reviews


Flavor
Smooth and well-balanced.

Ingredients
Soluble and Microground Arabica Coffee (100%)

The House Blend is a light-medium roast that is preferred by many. Coffee is freeze-dried and dissolves near-instantly in hot water.

Caffeine: 65mg per serving (from Nescafe).

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9

Jacobs Kronung

House Blend

100+ reviews


Flavor
Rich and flavorful.

Ingredients
Freeze-dried instant coffee.

Jacobs is a coffee manufactured in Germany. Despite the house blend being referred to as “rich” – many consider this to be a mild flavor, with less acidity.

Caffeine: Unlisted (but estimated at around 60mg per serve).

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10

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee

Cordyceps and Chaga

700+ reviews


Flavor
Light and smooth.

Ingredients
Instant Coffee Powder, Chaga Dual-Extract, Cordyceps Dual Extract.

No list would be complete without a more unusual coffee blend – such as mushroom coffee. Surging in popularity over the last few years, these unique blends contain extracts of different mushroom species. Along with regular arabica coffee. Note that there is no taste of mushrooms in the coffee.

Mushrooms are alkaline (compared with coffee’s high acidity), making the drink easier on the stomach.

Caffeine: 40mg per serving.

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Last Modified: July 25, 2017