Learn how to make instant coffee from coffee beans and make your coffee beans last longer! Quick and easy to with simple kitchen staples!

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Making Coffee Beans Last Longer

Sometimes we might need to make our coffee beans last just a little bit longer. When we are in that situation, we like to make “instant coffee” from coffee beans!

Now, it isn’t the official way and it is a bit different (AND EASIER) than how it is officially done, but it can help stretch those beans out a little bit longer and last longer.

Is this a perfect solution? Well, I suppose that depends on the situation. But it certainly is A solution that works pretty darn well to save some money and stretch the life of those delicious coffee beans out just a bit longer.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Add desired coffee beans to the coffee grinder.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Put it on the finest setting available.

Grind the beans.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Remove the compartment with the coffee powder.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Place sifter on top of a medium bowl and add ground coffee. Sift into bowl.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Anything still left in the sifter, send through the grinder again. You can also use a high powdered blender or food processor if you feel it works better than your coffee grinder.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

How to Use Homemade Instant Coffee

Simply add the desired amount of coffee powder (I start with around 1 teaspoon) to your coffee cup. You can always add more if needed.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Now, just add hot water and stir!

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

Will There Be Small Coffee Grounds In My Coffee?

Any remaining non dissolved coffee grounds will settle to the bottom of your cup, so you don’t need to worry about gritty coffee!

Now, I would not recommend sucking down that last sip, however, as you may get a bit more than tasty coffee!

Essential Tools

There are only 3 things that you’ll need to make your own instant coffee.

Coffee Grinder – We love our coffee grinder. We got this one at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but you can also get it on Amazon if you don’t already have one.

Coffee Beans – I like medium roast beans like these. I get mine at either Costco or on Amazon.

Super Fine Strainer – Finally, a super fine strainer is needed. The finer you get it the more of a fine powder you will end up with. Less chunks.

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

How to Store Fresh Ground Coffee Powder?

You should store your coffee powder in an airtight container. I like to use mason jars such as these as they work really well!

How Long Will Homemade Coffee Powder Last?

It is generally agreed upon that freshly ground coffee will stay fresh (if properly store) for 7-10 days.

I like to make small batches at a time since whole coffee beans stay fresher for longer. Make what you need for the week and you are set!

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans

How to Make Instant Coffee From Coffee Beans
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Add desired coffee beans to the coffee grinder. Put it on the finest setting available.
  2. Grind the beans.
  3. Place sifter on top of a medium bowl and add ground coffee.
  4. Sift into bowl.
  5. Anything still left in the sifter, send through the grinder again.

Notes

Some grinders have a fine enough setting to only send it through once.

You can also use a food processer to grind even further.

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