It’s not usually convenient to hop on down the street to a cafe just for a cup of coffee, even if café coffees are heavenly in comparison to instant packs. We don’t always have the time and energy. But the supermarket shelves are not strangers to harsh, bitter coffee mixes, and finding a pleasant one to substitute freshly prepared café coffee can require quite trial and error. Here’s a compilation of some of the more balanced coffees you can find in your local supermarket, are
LITTLES Ethiopian Coffee
The beans for this mix originate in western Ethiopia and are ground and packed in 100 g glass jars for people far across. That’s about 50 servings of coffee. Its flavor is sweet and zesty, carrying a slight aftertaste of chocolate. It’s a brilliant drink to help relax you in the evenings after a long day.
LITTLES Colombian Coffee
Grown in the higher altitudes of Colombia, these coffee beans have the right balance of acidity and sweetness. They carry a slightly nutty flavor and go well with milk and cream. Well balanced and warm, this is not a choice you can go wrong.
Mount Hagen Organic Instant Coffee
Mount Hagen is a German brand of roasted coffee produced by a company that firmly upholds fair trade. The coffee mix has low acidity, smells a tiny bit like strawberries, and carries subtle chocolate-cherry notes. This coffee is an excellent addition to your daily routine.
Machu Pichu Cafe Direct
Like all coffee grown in the Peruvian regions, this coffee is of a rich, dark, nutty flavor carrying in its hints of dark chocolate. The coffee is not harsh and overly acidic but relatively balanced and palatable without being too sweet.
Percol Classic Italiano
Percol is a robust and effective coffee and, as the name suggests, of Italian origins. The flavor is reminiscent of dark roasted coffee and contains undercurrents of rich, raisin fruit and spice. The drink has a smoky aroma.
Colombian from Percol is an Arabica coffee and, like its partner above, also contains smokey hints of rich, roasted coffee. But this blend is slightly less dark and is balanced out with toffee and subtle hints of citrus.
Folger’s Classic Decaf
This coffee has been a favorite for a long time now and is one of the cheapest blends available on the market. It comes in quite a large jar, so the buyer gets quite a good return for their money. The taste of coffee is robust in this one and ideal when mixed with cream and sugar. The flavors are nutty and solid.
VinaCafe 3-in-1 Instant Coffee
This instant coffee is one of the sweetest mixes on our list today. The Vietnamese 3-in-1 is a blend of sugar, cream, and roasted coffee, and the sweetness comes from the addition of condensed milk. This coffee is not an ideal option for black coffee lovers, however.
In the end, the honorable mention is Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane & Chaga. This coffee is a healthy, fruity blend of coffee and two varieties of mushroom. Though pricey, the mushrooms help with cognitive function and immunity. They help to cancel out jitteriness caused by coffee. This blend tastes exceptionally great, with a chocolatey finish and delicious aromas. Four Sigmatic is worth a taste if the price is acceptable to you.