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Old 07-21-2014, 07:11 PM   #21
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We keep Starbuck Via instant coffee packs in our zombie apocalypse kit. It's pretty good. It's also used for the occasional coffee cake that I like to make with instant coffee.

For daily use we just got a k-cup coffee maker. Love that thing.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:21 PM   #22
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A cup of instant coffee can taste pretty good if the water is heated to just under boiling. If it is boiled, then the coffee can become bitter (info from a coffee expert on the radio). I have found this to be accurate.
A friend, who prefers her instant coffee white, dissolves the coffee in the milk and then pours on the hot water. She says it tastes better than milk poured in after the water. I'm not sure whether this is because water is cooled by the milk or whether it comes down to the milk first or second issue as in tea. (I prefer the tea in the cup first and then the milk added after. Others prefer milk in first and hot tea after.)
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:28 PM   #23
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Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee - The Washington Post


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Of course, it's a question of interpretation - The results also mean that less than half of the world prefers instant coffee.
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Of course, it's a question of interpretation - The results also mean that less than half of the world prefers instant coffee.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:27 PM   #25
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Also, I believe most of the world prefers tea.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:03 AM   #26
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Also, as previously mentioned, what people buy can be a question of what they can AFFORD to buy, i.e. not reflect what they would drink given the choice (with money being no drawback).
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:44 PM   #27
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Another coffee story. I lived in Anchorage Alaska back in 1969 with 3 Army motor mechanics. We were so poor that for awhile we threw coffee grounds into a sauce pan full of water, boiled it, then strained it through a clean hankie stretched across the top of a mug. NASTY stuff but it got caffeine into our tired bodies! (we did finally manage to buy a percolator) Instant coffee back then and up there? Nope.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:44 PM   #28
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Also not all instant is created equal. I've found that the nescafe that is marketed to mexico, central and south america is better than Folger's our store brands. I think that it's a bigger market for them.

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Old 07-22-2014, 05:13 PM   #29
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Of course, it's a question of interpretation - The results also mean that less than half of the world prefers instant coffee.
See, This shows that perception is everything.

Instant coffee has it's place in the world. And I can even see where many would like it over other methods of preparation.

Steve likes his Espresso.
And he's correct. I myself wouldn't want that for my wakeup beverage. Especially with the milk/cream. I'm a Black coffee man don't add anything to it at all.

Instant, Drip, Perked, Steamed, Pressed, Cold brewed, or However you prepare it. Java is a beverage that many folks like and it's a simple bean that's made the world a bit of a smaller sphere.

To me that's a good thing.

Well except for this of course.

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Also, I believe most of the world prefers tea.
It's only in the last few years that I realised that many Americans drink tea. I thought it was only us and the (British) Commonwealth (and the Chinese and Japanese).
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