I agree, instant coffee is an insult to coffee.
When short of time, i pour hot water
on powder in the mug, call it cowboy coffee? Turkish coffee? Ok. In southern italy
, fishermen boil it all for few minutes, il Caffè dei Pescatori, or Dei Poveri :-). Sugar is needed .
Key is pressure and temp.
Only the Italian coffee bar machine works it out. I know there are few producers, prime brands for households, and also few for boat installation
. They are worth considering... if you operate a MW you can use that as well (with encapsulated coffee, if desired....ohoh it costs 3X a quality brand!! )