Can You Put Instant Coffee in a Coffee Maker?

While there are many ways in which instant coffee can be used in making your favorite caffein drink, the question that people often ask is do you put instant coffee in the coffee maker?

The short answer is No, you cannot and should not put instant coffee in the coffee maker machine because the brewing process would mess up its quality. This has been explained here below.

Why Instant Coffee should not be put in a Coffee Maker

To understand this, it is necessary to understand how instant coffee is made. The ‘instant’ part means that it is coffee that needs to be prepared and taken in an instance.

Therefore, instant coffee is coffee that is ready for consumption and does not have to be subjected to the brewing process again.

In fact, instant coffee is already brewed and dried coffee that simply needs to be diluted by hot water to make your favorite drink.

If you have to use a coffee maker, then what you need is ground coffee which is basically raw coffee.

This does not in any way mean that instant coffee is better or tastier than freshly brewed ground coffee. In fact, if anything, ground coffee should always be brewed just before you take it.

However, the reason people go for instant coffee is the convenience it provides especially for people who may not have time to sit and wait for the brewing process.

FAQ on Instant Coffee

Some of the related and frequently asked questions insofar as using instant coffee in coffee-making machines include:

#Can you put instant coffee in a French press?

No, you should not use instant coffee in a French press because French presses are designed to work with ground coffee.

Instant coffee is coffee that has already passed the brewing stage and using it in a French press would simply be doing more harm than good.

#Can you use instant coffee for cold brew?

Cold-brewing involves putting coffee in cold water. So, to answer the question on whether you can use instant coffee for a cold brew, the answer is:

Yes, you may use instant coffee in cold water while making a cold brew. However, this is not the best way to make cold brew because instant coffee is meant to be used with hot water.

One problem you may face while using cold water is the fact that the coffee may not dissolve completely in the short term, so one would have to stir for long in order to for the instant coffee grounds to dissolve.

For more on this, you can read the other article on whether instant coffee dissolves in cold water.