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What to know about Dalgona coffee, the viral drink everyone's making during coronavirus

As many people are staying home and practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, it's become less common to go out for a beautifully poured latte from a local coffee shop. 
What to know about dalgona coffe?

But another coffee drink is popping up across Instagram stories and Twitter feeds with the hashtag #daglonacoffeechallenge. 
The two-layered drink called dalgona coffee has taken the internet by storm. 
Julia Peters owns Peixoto Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop in Chandler that specializes in high-quality beans and espresso drinks. She first heard of the dalgona coffee trend from a local food blogger, followed by customers asking about the whipped coffee drink. "I think it's very visually pleasing," Peters says. "It's very beautiful with the luscious coffee-infused syrup." 

What is dalgona coffee?

Dalgona coffee has four main ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, hot water and milk. These ingredients are made into two layers: milk and a dollop of thick, pudding-like coffee mixture that floats on top. Videos of home cooks and food bloggers spooning frothy, thick coffee onto milk piqued curiosity around the world after a video of the drink, which is inspired by a South Korean candy, was posted early this year. 
Dalgona coffee
One of the original YouTube tutorials, originally posted on February 22, now has over 4 million views and the hashtag #dalgonacoffee now has 118,000 associated posts on Instagram. 

How to make dalgona coffee 

While many variations of the recipe work, the simplest version requires equal measurements of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. For one serving, use roughly two tablespoons of each. 
Next, the coffee, sugar and water need to be whipped. Using either a small mixing bowl or a large mug, whip the coffee by hand or with a hand-held mixer. 
The coffee will gradually become thicker and lighter in color. Continue whipping until the coffee reaches the texture of softly whipped cream or airy pudding. 
Next, pour cold milk into a glass and add ice cubes. Finally, spoon the whipped coffee into the glass, floating the mixture on top of the milk. 
If your arm isn't too sore from whipping coffee, take a photo of the creation and post with the hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge. 
When it comes to actually drinking the coffee, you have to undo some of your work. The whipped coffee on top of the milk is too thick to sip the milk through, so give it a good mix. 

But, is it any good? 

While dalgona coffee is taking the Internet by storm, Peters says in her professional opinion, it's not the best coffee option. "Instant coffee is the lowest quality of coffee you can find," she says, explaining that quality beans are sold to specialty roasters or sold as whole beans. The leftovers become instant coffee
Dalgona coffee also has a lot of sugar. "It really is a treat more so than a coffee beverage," she says. Regardless, Peters says she is glad people are taking an interest in experimenting with coffee while at home. 
Peixoto's Instagram feed is full of videos and explanations on how to make a pour over, use an AeroPress or Chemex coffee maker. "We have always been big on education and home brewing" Peters says. And since she can't hold brewing classes at the shop currently, the simplified tutorials help customers stay connected without feeling intimidated by complex recipes and techniques. "Anyone, as long as they have coffee and water, can brew at home," Peters says. 

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  1. Great article. I just picked up the stuff to make this today but I heard it gives you a huge jolt of caffeine. Because of that I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow morning.

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  2. I couldn't agree more with what she said that specialty roast coffee is better. And I also find Dalgona coffee too sweet. But it's so delicious and exciting so I still can't resist it. Hehe

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  3. We have been making lots of Dalgona coffee since we are stuck at home. I don't recommend trying to whip it by hand.. very frustrating!

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  4. This looks so good. I am thinking about trying it!

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  5. I'd actually not heard of this yet, but it sounds interesting enough to try.

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  6. Yeah, I also encounter this Dalgona Coffee in the internet. I've also done this a couple of times during this stay at home order from the government. I may say that everything you've cited here is totally true. Instant coffee is not the best ingredients to do this.

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  7. I've made Dalgona coffee various times this week alone and I can say that my arms are tired! I love having this as a dessert since it is so sweet.

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  8. God knows I 'm desperet to try this

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  9. It just looks so gross! But I would like to try! Lol!
    -The Try Hard Girl

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  10. I keep seeing this on IG and was wondering about it. I am going to try it just so I know what all are raving about!

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  11. OMG EVERYONE is obsessing over this!!! hahahaha! I have never had it. I don't drink coffee but it does look tasty!

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  12. I make these with different milk options, like almond, as an example. These recipes can become really creative.

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  13. I follow the same whipping method to make a cappuccino at home with hot milk.

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  14. Being a non coffee person, this looks like it would make exemption list. Will try it out, thanks.

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  15. I have seen a lot of posts about dalgona coffee, but I had no idea how it was made or what it ingredients it has. Now I think I should also try it out.

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  16. I've never heard of Dalgona coffee to be honest but I am super interested to make it...Seems delicious....Will try it for sure.

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  17. Very delicious. Where are the lovers of coffee?

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  18. Sounds so tasty!!! Its such a big trend right now!!!! so crazy

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  19. Dalgona coffee is really the trend now. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  20. I'd never heard of this but am actually interested in trying it :) Love anything coffee!

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  21. It's not the type of coffee that I would like at the first sight but when we tried making this it's really delicious aside from that it's so easy to make.

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  22. I have never heard of Dalgona Coffee...
    Thanks for sharing us such a delicious recipi

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  23. This looks delicious and pretty simple! I'm going to have to try it!

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  24. It looks yummy 😋 and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
    -Kate Nnonyelu

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  25. That looks absolutely delicious! I'd love to try that some time!

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  26. I saw it on social media for the first time ever yesterday. It does look delicious.

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  27. Dalgona is all the craze right now. Just got instant coffee to make me some.

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  28. Dalgona is a trend now. I made it too. But I also added chocolate in it.

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  29. I have tried making this coffee at home. Whilst is looks great, it way too strong to drink the entire glass. I would cut the quantity of coffee in half and add an eggwhite to it.

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  30. Yesterday I tried first time at home abd belive me that was not as expected. But yes it looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing much detail on it

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  31. Never heard of this drink but it looks tasty. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Surely dalgona coffee has created a wave for itself in this lockdown period. Everyone is taking up the challenge. The coffee even tastes very good.

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  33. I will try to make Dalgona coffee at home..thanks

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  34. This will be perfect for my Saturday, thank you for sharing.

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  35. I agree, Dalgona Coffee has been talk of the town since the lockdown started. Even people here in the house tried to make them. It tastes good though, but I personally prefer the usual coffee lols.

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  36. I have no idea on Dalgona coffee before. Until it becomes trending on Facebook and Instagram. I will surely try this.

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