How To Make Dalgona Coffee Using Real Coffee

If you haven't been living under a rock for the last year, it's a sure bet that you've come across the Dalgona coffee trend – a whipped foam simply made from instant coffee, sugar and hot water. If you're not a huge fan of instant coffee, or you're after a more elevated version, then look no further as we've created our own recipe using real espresso – give it a go!


dalgona coffee using real coffee


You'll need:⁣⁣

  • Ground coffee (medium to dark roast)⁣⁣
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar ⁣⁣
  • Moka pot⁣⁣
  • Choice of milk
  • Ice for serving


  1. Using a moka pot and your ground coffee, start brewing an espresso.⁣⁣
  2. In the meantime, add your sugar to a separate bowl.⁣⁣
  3. When the first stream of espresso enters the upper chamber of the moka pot, remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of espresso to the sugar.⁣⁣
  4. Return the moka pot to the heat immediately and allow the espresso to brew as normal.⁣⁣
  5. Vigorously whisk the sugar and coffee together until it turns into a pale, thick sugar foam. Add more espresso if needed.⁣⁣
  6. Prepare a tall glass with ice and your milk of choice. Optionally, you can add in the rest of your espresso to the milk at this point too. Top with the espresso foam and serve.


We recommend trying this recipe with our punchy Peruvian single origin coffee.

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