Instant coffee powder doesn’t make the best cups of coffee, but it is certainly a life-saver when you need a boost of caffeine to match the levels of cortisol in the body. Instant coffee may not be able to replicate the taste and aroma that coffee beans offer, but it is more popular, as it is cheaper and easier to use. All you need is hot water, cream or milk and a sweetener of your choice to prepare a cup of instant coffee, and you’re good to go! But, did you know that instant coffee can be put to more culinary uses than just using it in hot beverage? Besides preparing a whole range of homemade coffee-flavoured treats, snacks and goodies, instant coffee can also be used as a flavour enhancer and even as an ingredient in meat marinades.