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There are days when I just need to have some coffee. It’s a feeling that when it hits I just hope that I have some coffee on hand to satisfy the craving. There are days as a Mom and blogger that can get pretty hectic at times and that extra boost of caffeine can be quite helpful.
A while back, I was approached by a coffee company that I had never heard of before, Egoiste Cafe. I was sent some samples to try out and was pleasantly surprised. Instant coffee isn’t something that you would normally associate with good coffee but it has definitely come a long way. Egoiste Cafe Noir is produced in Germany with strict European standards. Through a freeze-dried process their blend of highland and lowland Kenyan Arabica coffee beans gives their coffee a distinct taste in a quick and convenient way. Egoiste Cafe Noir in its instant form provides that fresh coffee taste without the hassle of messing with a coffee pot. All one needs to do to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee is add 1-2 teaspoons of Egoiste Cafe Noir to a cup of hot water. The freeze dried coffee crystals dissolve in as little as 10 seconds so you can quickly get back to your day. I love the jar that Egoiste Cafe Noir comes in. One can get about 60 servings per 3.53 oz. jar.
I find it interesting that in Europe most people prefer instant coffee, check out the quote below from Coffee Globe:
“Americans are not usually instant coffee drinkers – only about 7 percent of the U.S. drinks instant coffee on a daily basis, but Egoiste is here to change that,” said Tim Bush, VP of Sales for Coffee Globe. “In Europe, the majority of people drink instant coffee and have strict standards for its flavor. Our hopes in bringing Egoiste to the U.S. is to provide the gourmet taste of convenient coffee that is so loved by Europeans.”
Of course, Egoiste Cafe Noir not only comes in an instant form but they also have ground coffee as well as whole beans to be used in any coffee maker of your choice. If you are traveling they even offer their instant coffee in convenient single serve packages that is sure to taste better than any hotel coffee.
I think having great tasting instant coffee on hand is a fantastic idea for those afternoon pick-me-ups or early mornings when you just don’t want to bother with the whole process of using a coffee or espresso machine. Not only is instant coffee like Egoiste Cafe Noir great as a beverage but it can also be used to add a flavor boost to chocolate chip cookie recipes as well as sprinkled over vanilla ice cream to instantly transform it into a coffee delight.
I’ve had a little while to try out the Egoiste Cafe Noir in my routine, so I thought that I would share with you my favorite way to enjoy it and that is as the base for an instant Cafe Latte. This recipe is super simple and only requires the use of a microwave.
- 2 tsp Egoiste Cafe Noir instant coffee
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 cup whole milk
- sugar to taste
Instant Cafe Latte with Egoiste Cafe Noir
First, start by placing 1/4 cup of hot water in the bottom of a mug. I just simply use hot tap water for this step. Next, add 2 tsp of Egoiste Cafe Noir instant coffee and stir until dissolved. Then, pour in 1 cup of whole milk. Place mug in microwave and heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until desired warmth is reached. Finally, sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener and enjoy.
Egoiste Cafe Noir is finally available to US customers. You can learn more about Egoiste Cafe Noir as well as how to purchase it at egoistecafe.co.
Disclosure: I was sent samples of Egoiste Cafe Noir to try out for myself and share the recipe you’ve seen in this post. As always opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.