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  • Premier Icon Toombsy
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    For years I have been partial to nescafe gold blend but have recently been loving carte noire.
    Two scoops, inch of milk, hot water.

    Premier Icon TheSouthernYeti
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    HAHA, what a simple troll!

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    Never got the hang of the British way of making coffee, a drip of milk – 50/50 milk/coffee is far superior.

    Premier Icon donsimon
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    Those were the days, poor studenthood and only being able to afford common people’s coffee.

    If bean hasn’t been shat by at least three Guatemalen Boboon’s, it simply isn’t worth drinking.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Only Mellow Birds has the dark, enigmatic aroma I seek for in my Java.

    Premier Icon iDave
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    Instant coffee? Oh, I know, you have a Gaggiapressetti that permanently keeps the water just below boiling point. Nice.

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    Instant coffee – One of the world’s most pointless inventions

    Premier Icon meehaja
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    I drink instant coffee. Put preground beans into caffitierre, add nearly boiling water, push the plunger and pour into a cup. If you must drink Nescafe, at least put baby formula rather than milk in it, keep it real jah?

    Premier Icon dirtygirlonabike
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    instant coffee = eurgh! i’m with mogrim – 50/50 coffee milk = lovely coffee.

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Milk in coffee is a waste of both ingredients.

    Premier Icon thomthumb
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    Milk in coffee is a waste of both ingredients.

    so eloquently put. +1

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    I’ve been into ‘real’ coffee for a few months (aeropress and hasbean subscription anyhow, can’t be arsed with anything more complicated/expensive) but still don’t mind the odd cup of instant, Alta Rica tastes pretty good IMO but you just don’t get any depth of flavour and it’s crap without milk.

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    nick1962 – Member
    Instant coffee – One of the world’s most pointless inventions

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    How so?

    Not all of us have f all to do and spend our days polishing our bialettis and grinding our beans

    Premier Icon bigbloke
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    I drink instant and filter coffee. Mostly instant though.

    Never ceases to amaze me the snobbery involved with coffee, much akin to the snobbery in the choice of wine .

    Its just a beverage. 🙄

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    Never ceases to amaze me the snobbery involved with coffee, much akin to the snobbery in the choice of wine .

    nail on the head

    Premier Icon angryratio
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    Freeze dried food was a revolution in itself… disagree.?

    Premier Icon Shibboleth
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    +1 for Alta Rica, it’s really not bad and certainly comparable to mediocre fresh coffee. It kicks starts my day because I really can’t be arsed with all the faff first thing in the morning…

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Not all of us have f all to do and spend our days polishing our bialettis and grinding our beans

    😯

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    I can make a cup of coffee quicker than my wife makes a cup of tea. Nae faff

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    I drink both. I like proper coffee but don’t like the faff (and am not prepared to lock myself into a cartridge system based on the Gilette pricing model). I barely have time to get dressed of a morning when I’m going to work, so it’s instant coffee or no coffee. Too much blood in my caffeine stream makes for a grumpy Cougar.

    At the moment, I’m tending towards Dowe Egberts and Kenko ‘Really Rich’ as weapons of choice. Both are superior to anything Nestlé ever came up with. Quite partial to Alta Rica as well though.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I am happy with the concept of instant but since drinking nice real coffee I just don’t like instant any more. If I am in a hurry I’ll have tea instead.

    Premier Icon dirtbiker100
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    ha ha and how much did your machine cost bruneep?

    Premier Icon pault41
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    Instant coffee creates skin problem is my link i,ve found ,get very itchy back if drink lots of it but ok if use a caffetiere .

    Strange really

    Premier Icon iDave
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    while the kettle boils I pump up a handpresso and then I make coffee. it’s not far off being instant but tastes like coffee rather than a watery hot drink distantly related to coffee.

    Premier Icon pault41
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    Dowe Egberts is good too

    Premier Icon bigG
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    Nescafe blend 37 or Starbucks instant when in a hurry.

    Grind my own beans and use caffitiere (?) or stove top espresso maker when I have the time.

    G

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    I use Starbucks Via when Im in the London office (The office “coffee” is catering tin of nescafe instant) – I keep a load of sachets in my work bag and they are excellent for an “instant” coffee. They are bloody expensive though, but for 3 or 4 decent cups one day a week, I think it’s worth it.

    I think its about £4 for 10 or something.

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    dirtbiker100 – Member

    ha ha and how much did your machine cost bruneep?

    less than a bike that’s for sure.

    I don’t drink(much) or smoke so its my little vice.

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    I make a fresh pot every other day or so. Nothing to do with snobbery, just don’t like instant as much as fresh and the extra 3-4 mins to make a pot fresh isn’t that problematic. As for milk, not sure where I’ve ever been where people use 50-50 milk to coffee outside the milky coffee drinks (latte, cappuccino etc) so it’s not just a British thing. I like just a splash at most.

    If you can get some, try some coffee from Monmouth coffee (yes, it’s in “That London”), excellent stuff. Problem is it vanishes in our house as Mrs Atlaz works from home and she drinks it all day.

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    tescos gold something or other, same as douwe egberts instant and half the price

    tastes ok, does the trick, change from tea sometimes
    real coffee is nice from time to time but i cant be arsed with the faffing around of the espresso pot, cafetiere or filter.

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    I actually prefer the taste of instant to “real” coffee.

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    Nescafe Instant Espresso. Two heaped tea spoons and a 1/2 cup of water – no milk obviously. Good Taste to Faff ratio.

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    Whilst “the real thing” might well be more desirable, our modern busy lifestyles often leaves one needing an instant quick-fix solution to satisfy a sudden urge.

    For that reason, I also like carry one of these around with me. Just in case I get a sudden irresistible urge to carry out a random act of insurrection…..

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    Instant coffee – One of the world’s most pointless inventions

    Don’t think of instant as poor coffee but a delicious drink in its own right…

    if you set the boundary of expectation correctly (i.e. don’t think that it is coffee) then it can be very nice..

    stir in a couple of heaps into a mug of hot milk… yum

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    As for milk, not sure where I’ve ever been where people use 50-50 milk to coffee outside the milky coffee drinks (latte, cappuccino etc) so it’s not just a British thing. I like just a splash at most.

    The Italian cafes in the Welsh valleys (Cresci’s etc) tended to make it that way as ‘normal’ coffee. 50:50 instant coffee:hot frothy milk.

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    Never ceases to amaze me the snobbery involved with coffee, much akin to the snobbery in the choice of wine .

    This is why I like beer. Because with beer, it really is all about the taste, and not the lifestyle. Although there will always be snobs wherever you look.

    Me and Capn’ Flash could sit down together and enjoy beer, and it’s got now to do with the cost, or how many digestive tracts it’s been through, or any of that poncy guff. It’s just beer. And whilst there may be a small difference in the price of a pint/bottle depending on what it is, it’s not like you get stupidly expensive beers like you do with wine.

    I’m quite happy being a philistine. It makes life simpler, and I don’t feel the need to have to possess some expensive coffee maker and freshly-ground beans etc, less my peers think me inferior.

    I bet most folk prattling on about ‘real coffee’ couldn’t tell the difference between civet cat shat coffee and supermarket instant, in a blind test….

    Premier Icon Woody
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    Oh dear, I must confess to being a coffee peasant. In fact I’ll drink anything with caffeine in it that is hot and wet – which thankfully rules out RedBull’esque concoctions.

    My current tipple is Spar’s own brand at £1.45 a jar which I ‘re-brand’ into a jar of Douwe Egberts purely because I like the sealed top. Works for me!

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    I bet most folk prattling on about ‘real coffee’ couldn’t tell the difference between civet cat shat coffee and supermarket instant, in a blind test….

    I’d have thought that any idiot could tell the difference between instant and ground coffee?

    Whether a snobby coffee drinker could tell the difference between a coffee from a cheap filter machine compared to an expensive beans to cup thing is what I’d question.

    Premier Icon khani
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    I like real coffee, but not enough to get obsessed, I get mine from aldi, but if it’s instant I’ll have tea, no sugar’ bit of milk,
    The baggy green shorts of British imperialism conquered half the world on tea, can’t go wrong with tea 😀

    Premier Icon GregMay
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    And whilst there may be a small difference in the price of a pint/bottle depending on what it is, it’s not like you get stupidly expensive beers like you do with wine.

    Go look at the Brewdog site.

    Expensive but amazing beers

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