Gourmet Instants: G7, Brio, Q-Cafe
What is gourmet instant coffee? Put simply, it's coffee that tastes as rich, full and satisfying as a brewed cup - in fact, we have plenty of customers who prefer these instants to any brewed coffee on taste alone, never mind the incredible convenience. G7 instant coffee is extracted directly from the coffee bean, which gives a better cup of coffee than conventional freeze-dried coffee crystals.
The Asian instant coffee market has dozens of fiercely competing coffees. The coffees that rise to the top are the very best, the creme de la creme of instant coffees, and we are proud to bring the top instant coffees in all of Asia here to the United States, including Trung Nguyen's G7, Indochine Estates, and Q-Cafe.
3-in-1 Coffee is the most popular kind of instant, because it contains a very good creamer as well as sweetener in perfect proportion. All our instant coffees contain NO ingredients from China. G7 Original and Q-Cafe 3-in-1's contain small amounts of casein, a milk derivative, and G7 Cappuccino and Brio Coffee and Chocolate mixes contain premium skim milk powder from New Zealand. If you have a milk or coconut allergy, we recommend G7 Pure Black coffee as the safest choice.
Important: 1 packet of G7 makes 6 ounces of coffee, 1 packet of Q-Cafe makes about 7-8 ounces, and 1 packet of Brio makes 8-9 ounces of coffee. If you want to make a big mug (typically 12 ounces or more), use one and a half or two packets for best results.
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"Tarrazu", like Champagne, has just been made a restricted term that can only apply to coffees grown in one small mountainous region. The Tarrazu region produces some of the most highly-prized coffee in Costa Rica. It is home to a variety of subspecies of Arabica, which are combined to create an exceptionally well-rounded and rich cup. One particular valley, called Dota Tarrazu, receives a slightly different amount of sun and rain, which results in absolute top-tier beans. Recently a crop from this micro-region, from a subspecies of Arabica called Gesha, was a Cup of Excellence winner and much celebrated. Learn more and browse our Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu coffees here.