Merry2go Posted 9 Jul 2012 , 10:39pm
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Ok. I'm not a coffee drinker so I'm really lost in the coffee aisle. Anyway, I want to try a couple of recipes that call for Espresso Powder. I've read on the forum that you can find it in the coffee aisle. I've tried several different stores in my area (Chicago suburbs) and I can't find it. I'm having a hard time believing that in my area it's not in the stores. Does this go by any other name? Or can you help with a some sort of substitute?

Thanks! Mary

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shanter Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 12:21am
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You haven't found it near the instant coffee? Have you asked the store manager or employees if they have it and where it is? If it is Italian, it may be in "Imported Food" or something like that.

bakechef Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 12:50am
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When I've seen it, it was in a very small jar, smaller than the typical instant coffee jar.

I would expect to see it in upscale grocery stores.

metria Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 5:17am
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I also could not find instant espresso powder at my regular grocery stores. I had to make a trip downtown to a Whole Foods for this:

Medaglia D'oro
http://www.amazon.com/Medaglia-Oro-Instant-Espresso-2-Ounce/dp/B001E5E24A
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Go-Wild-for-Cakes Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 5:51am
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I had the same question.

SoFloGuy Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 6:32am
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I found a few brands at my local Walmart, but it depends where you live I guess. You just have to look for anything that says instant espresso. I like to add some to my chocolate frosting to make it mocha. I bought a Hispanic brand called Pilon. Image

For my Tiramisu recipe I brew real espresso.

scp1127 Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 7:00am
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I use the same brand as metria and actually get it on Amazon too. I chose this brand after referrals from many top chefs.

I forgot to mention that the granules are these perfect minute little balls that not only dissolve nicely, but are so good that I actually use the powder right in vanilla IMBC and sprinkled on some desserts. I am also not a coffee drinker, but these little granules are great.

Merry2go Posted 10 Jul 2012 , 8:42pm
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Ok. I've seen instant espresso in the aisles and I wasn't sure if that was the same as Espresso Powder. So it looks like it is.

thanks everyone! Mary

lorieleann Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 12:44am
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Originally Posted by metria

I also could not find instant espresso powder at my regular grocery stores. I had to make a trip downtown to a Whole Foods for this:

Medaglia D'oro
http://www.amazon.com/Medaglia-Oro-Instant-Espresso-2-Ounce/dp/B001E5E24A
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our Target with the grocery section inside stocks this one. for around $4 too!

Occther Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 12:56am

You can also find it in stores that specialize in Italian foods.

icer101 Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 1:31am

I,ve never found it anywhere, except whole foods, fresh marker, etc. It is not in any other grocery store around me. I love it.

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