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Best 5 Korean coffee instant stick brands

Which coffee sticks brands are delicious in Korea? The no.1 brand of coffee sticks in Korea is Maxim made by Dongsuh Food.

The market share of coffee sticks of Maxim is almost 80% in Korea. Thus most products which I’ll introduce are made of Maxim sticks.

There are 5 popular coffee sticks in Korea such as Maxim Mocha Gold Mild, Maxim Kanu, French Cafe, Maxim White Gold, and Maxim Original. Let’ find out!


1.Maxim Mocha Gold Mild, no.1 selling product!

Maxim Mocha Gold Mild is the number one coffee stick brand in South Korea. You could see anywhere this brown-yellow sticks from any offices to even in army.

best selling sticks for decades in Korea
Maxim Mocha Gold Mild
Name Maxim Mocha Gold Mild
Calories 50kcal
Sodium 10mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Sugars 6g
Protein 0g

There are some coffee, sugar, and creamer such as milk. This stick is a little sweet. But if you have diabetes, be careful to drink Mocha gold. It’s not good for diabetes.

The best common product in South Korea is Maxim Mocha gold mild. It might be good and burdenless presents when you have to give some presents to somebody.


2.Maxim Kanu Dark Roast, no sugar americano!

Maxim Kanu Dark Roast/Mild is stick with americano coffee. These days Kanu is selling much more.

americano coffee stick
Maxim Kanu Dark Roast
Name Maxim Kanu Dark Roast
Calories 3kcal
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0.2g

There are no sugars and no creamers(milk). There are no calories, too. Thus if you have to lose your weight or you’re diabetes, Kanu is good for you.

As you know, Kanu is americano coffee, thus it’s a little bitter. If you want a more sweet stick, choose Maxim Mocha mild.

These days, Korean know the stick with sugar is not good for their health. So they try to drink Kanu Stick than Mocha Gold Mild.


3.French Cafe, with skim milk stick

French Cafe is coffee stick brands with skim milk made by Namyang Milk Company which is a huge milk beverage company in South Korea.

coffee stick with skim milk
French Cafe
Name FrenchCafe
Calories 44kcal
Sodium 6.8mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Saturated Fat 7.5g
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 0g

The difference between Maxim Mocha gold mild and French Cafe is a kind of milk in coffee. In Maxim Mocha Gold, there is a creamer that has little fatty milk.

On the other hand, in French Cafe, there is skim milk instead of creamer.

If you want to drink coffee stick with non-fatty milk, choose this product.


4.Maxim White Gold, with skim milk

Maxim White Gold stick is stick with skim milk, too. It is a similar product with French Cafe.

coffee stick with skim milk
Maxim White Gold
Name Maxim White Gold
Calories 50kcal
Sodium 5mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 0g

Namyang which is the competitor of Maxim(Dongsoh Food Company) made French Cafe which has skim milk.

And Maxim follows a similar product, which is Maxim White Gold.

These sticks are similar. Just choose what you want to drink.


5.Maxim Original with little bitter sugar stick

Maxim Original is a little similar to Maxim Mocha Gold.

coffee stick with sweet and milky and little bitter
Maxim Original
Name Maxim Original
Calories 50kcal
Sodium 5mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 0g

There are little sugar and creamer(coconut fat such as milk), too. But Maxim original is a little more bitter than Maxim Mocha Gold Mild.

If you want to more greasy and smoothy, choose Maxim Mocha Gold. If you want to more bitter, choose Maxim Original.