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Old 11-07-2006, 03:36 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by philso
- freshly ground french roast with kahlua to get the housework done or for inspired cookery.

gonna try this one today, for some inspired cleaning!!!!

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Old 11-07-2006, 04:37 PM   #52
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I don't drink instant coffee myself, and I would never serve it to guests. How can anyone drink the instant stuff?

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Old 11-07-2006, 09:30 PM   #53
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Different cultures have different protocols. Instant coffee is pretty darn good when the power is out!!!!!

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:34 AM   #54
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Did anyone mention boiled coffee? All you need is a saucepan, water, and coffee. Boil enough water for the amount of coffee you are making. Once it boils, take off heat and add ground coffee. Let stand for 6 minutes and strain or just carefully pour off the top. The coffee made this way is somewhat cloudy, but can be made clearer by adding eggshells.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:29 AM   #55
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Here's an url for the cafetiere: http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brew...nchpress.shtml

I'm sure there are other places on the web as well, I just had to go look cuz I didn't know what it was. :-)

My dad has drank SANKA when there is no REAL coffee available, and he's never complained. Don't know if this helps.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:48 AM   #56
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I think that it is not a point of "I don't drink instant and would not expect my guests to" I think the OP doesn't drink much coffee. In that case I really would not buy and expensive machine, in any case we don't have one. I have a French plunger style cafftiere for "normal" coffee, an Italian esspresso cafetiere and manage to drink filter style coffee, espresso, latte and capucino at home with no difficulty. The total value of these three is probably less than $30 US and gives me great coffee. I did not know you could freeze coffe, but now I do I would recommend buying an Italian stove top or a Plunger cafetiere inexpensively and spending on a decent coffee. But it is a cultural issue, as has been discussed in England the coffee revolution arrived later and instant is still very common, and socially respectable.

Bethzaring, I think the instant white coffee I was thinking of might have been called Mellow Birds.....I had it once in a stable yard (where of course, instant is de rigeur!) and decided that black instant coffee was a far lessor sacrifice....I felt the same about the instant white tea, YUK. With real coffee I like my espresso strong, and in the morning I make a latte by adding it to the same volume of milk, or a cappucino by hand whisking skimmed milk. Instant white anything is a step too far!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:51 AM   #57
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How about drinking Greek coffee like the Greeks and Turks?

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