For a very long time the people of the specialty coffee community sourced, roasted and brewed coffee with only hot, freshly-brewed cups in mind (whether it be pour-over, drip machine, Aeropress or whatever else). That’s changed in the last few years.
Some of the best specialty coffee roasters in America have developed and released various permutation of ready-to-drink coffees — canned frappucinos, lattes and cold brews especially — and, albeit to a lesser degree, even instant coffee, a space more bemoaned than any in the coffee world.
But according to Coffee Review, a site dedicated to dissecting and analyzing coffee quality, one stands out above the rest: Voila Coffee. Voila’s single origin instant coffees claimed first, second and third (tied) on the site’s breakdown of the best instant coffees you can buy. Voila buys good beans from a solid company of roasters and turns them into single-serve packets of pre-extracted instant coffee (the exact process it uses is proprietary).
Will Price is Gear Patrol's home and drinks editor. He's from Atlanta and lives in Brooklyn. He's interested in bourbon, houseplants, cheap Japanese pens, and cast-iron skillets — maybe a little too much.
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