What's a good brand of instant espresso powder?
I have a number of cooking and baking recipes I'd like to try that call for instant espresso powder. Any suggestions as to the best brands for these types of applications (not for drinking) would be most appreciated. Thanks.
PS: Something somewhat readily available and not too, too expensive would be great. The Medaglia d'Oro instant espresso on Amazon works out to over $60/lb which seems insane to me, but maybe because of the small amounts used, 2 oz for $8 is not that bad?
the brand you have located and FERRARA are the two I use most
One or the other is on the shelf at most supermarkets,I have never had a problem finding it when I need it.
Cafe Bustelo makes an instant I've never tried
Williams Sonoma labels one I don't care for
King Arthur Flour has one I do like
I use Medaglia d'Oro. Amazon's price is pretty high on that: it's 4.25 at soap.com, for instance. I pay about that at the grocery.
Holy moly on the Medaglia D'oro price! I can get the 2 oz bottle for $2.49 at the grocery store a block away (inland Southern California, city of 70K). I've used it in homemade iced coffee and it does a nice job, so I'm sure it would do just as well in baking.