Since Starbucks has recently decided to jack up its coffee prices, drinkers need a quick-fix alternative for coffee more than ever. Thankfully, Miami-based startup Jiva Coffee launched a Kickstarter campaign two years ago to bring high-quality instant coffee cubes to the masses.

Unlike a lot of cheap instant coffees, Jiva Coffee meticulously sources its coffee beans. The cubes are made from good-quality, freeze-dried beans and Panela sweetener, an unrefined cane sugar. The Arabica beans (which are “non-acidic, with fruity, caramel tones”) are hand picked from the Santander growing region in Colombia, and are handcrafted into cubes that contain no chemical additives, preservatives, colorants or artificial flavoring. 


[Photo: Jiva Cubes]

Jiva offers a variety of coffee cube flavors, including Black, Strong Classic, Classic, Mocha, Caramel, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Hot Chocolate, and Caramel Hot Chocolate. And they’re inexpensive, too—$5 for a 4-pack.

You can order the caffeinated cubes on Jiva Coffee’s website.

To make a cup of coffee from the cubes, consult these simple instructions (seems impossible to mess this up).


Check out Jiva’s Kickstarter campaign video below.

[via Foodbeast, Kickstarter]