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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012, 3:04pm
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I certainly don't think that the answers to your questions have been "heated."  This is CoffeeGeek.com, not Yahoo.com.  When I was a school teacher, I was constantly reminded of the saying, "There is no such thing as a silly question."  However, you are certainly pushing the limits of that philosophy with your question.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012, 3:28pm
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Hahhaaa. The "heated" remark was merely a joke!! You are right this is a Niche Forum! However I do not feel that the discussions should be limited to what the Majority in this forum do. Although not one person has replied with a Brand that they would refer someone too maybe someone will! Those who would like to use the info will and those who do not will discard it. That simple.
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Posted Tue Apr 17, 2012, 3:33pm
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OGmahatha Said:

If you did have to choose an instant coffee, which would you refer somone to who was not interested in the process you all endure to enjoy a good cup??

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I'd be at a loss for words, if I had to recommend an instant coffee to someone.  If my kid's life depended on it, I'd probably mention one of the name's I've heard over the years, but I'd hardly equate that to making a recommendation.

Before I got into espresso, I used both drip and presspot.  When I first started doing that on my own, in my own home, I bought coffee beans and ground them with a Krups blade grinder.  I always got my beans from Peet's, but tried Trader Joe's once or twice. On very rare occasion, I actually used pre-ground, but I've never bought instant.  I guess I grew up spoiled?  My wife used to drink those flavored "international" coffees that come in the rectangular can with the snap-on plastic lid, but I couldn't tell you the brand name.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 20, 2012, 6:22am
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OGmahatha Said:

Although not one person has replied with a Brand that they would refer someone too maybe someone will! Those who would like to use the info will and those who do not will discard it. That simple.

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You are right, it is simple. The simple fact is that there is NO instant coffee that is worth referring to anyone!

They start with the cheapest beans on the market then proceed to "brew" them in huge vats and then remove all the water from the undrinkable swill that they brewed. Next it is put in cans (jars) and sits for months before it is opened and you add water to it. The result is worse than it was when it was in the vat and it was undrinkable then!

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Posted Sun Jun 3, 2012, 10:44pm
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I like instant coffee, cheaper and easier to enjoy it.
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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012, 5:00pm
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konahb Said:

I like instant coffee, cheaper and easier to enjoy it.

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Really?
Then how does coffeegeek.com interest you?
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Posted Thu Jun 7, 2012, 8:36pm
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For the most part I think instant is undrinkable swill.  With that said I do believe that Starbucks Via is as they advertise: as good as their brewed coffee.  Of coarse that is not a very high bar.  It is however drinkable. Clearly it isn't made from that nasty Robusta most grocery store instant is made from.  

Be sure I am not saying it is good, just drinkable.  It may just beat most pre ground coffee from from the grocery store.

The stuff is not cheap. I think it is about $1.00 / cup.

There you go - a brand, however to say I enjoy it would be a stretch.  If I really need some caffeine it is a way to get some.

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OGmahatha Said:

I know the debate is not too difficult for claimed Aficionado's!! However everyone does not claim to be one!!

Do you guys think instant coffee is good? If so what brands do you tend to enjoy and why??

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2012, 6:58am
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The only decent instant out there is Starbucks Via.  If I were on a long trip and couldn't access coffee somehow, I would use the cigarette lighter in my truck to heat up the water.  Push it in, let it get real hot, stick it in the water.  Repeat as necessary until water is almost boiling.  Then throw the Via in the cup, add some dry milk, hold my nose and swill it down.

Outside of that it's too expensive for daily consumption.  As a side note, if you intend to do the above keep your engine running; repeated use of cigarette lighter can lead to battery depletion.

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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2012, 3:46pm
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Hi Len,

Tom at Sweet Maria's describes some of his coffees as having tobacco notes.  It looks like you found an alternate method of getting a bit of that going.

I also remember seeing a U-tube of some guy running a cigar through his Mazzer then pulling a shot with it.  It actually had crema but he said it didn't taste all that good.

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The only decent instant out there is Starbucks Via.  If I were on a long trip and couldn't access coffee somehow, I would use the cigarette lighter in my truck to heat up the water.  Push it in, let it get real hot, stick it in the water.  Repeat as necessary until water is almost boiling.  Then throw the Via in the cup, add some dry milk, hold my nose and swill it down.

Outside of that it's too expensive for daily consumption.  As a side note, if you intend to do the above keep your engine running; repeated use of cigarette lighter can lead to battery depletion.

Len

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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2012, 5:21pm
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PJK Said:

Hi Len,

Tom at Sweet Maria's describes some of his coffees as having tobacco notes.  It looks like you found an alternate method of getting a bit of that going.

I also remember seeing a U-tube of some guy running a cigar through his Mazzer then pulling a shot with it.  It actually had crema but he said it didn't taste all that good.

Phil

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I'm calling it "Redneck Coffee On-The-Go".

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