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Old 02-07-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I'm very fond of coffee, (got to be the guy in charge of the percolator where I worked, but I now live in a single-oriented, "do your own thing" arrangement; the quality of instant took a big step forward with the freeze-dried / crystal process. and of those, I usually get Folger's or Taster's Choice. I also like the ground-in-a-pouch "coffee singles" but these can get expensive.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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I wonder if any kind of instant coffee comes close in flavor of home brewed. If so what kind? I had a jar of instant coffee that was about 3 years old. It wasn't too bad but then adding things like sweeteners etc. Made it passable to drink. Any suggestions as to best instant coffee?

My significant other was born in Mexico and instant coffee is by far the most popular choice there. She can't break the instant habit and likes Folgers or Nescafe if the store is out of Folgers. They have single serve packets at dollar stores or a big jar. I will admit a couple times I ran out of my coffee and used hers.


I have a pour over coffee machine, a grinder and I am pretty picky about the beans I use. Like I said I have used her coffee and I use a good amount of cream and a sweetener so it turns ok. You can tell
the difference but its better than greasy spoon diner coffee.

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Old 02-07-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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The Starbucks instant, called Via, is the best I've had here in the States. The only other instant I've been able to tolerate these days are the instants that some Euro and UK hotels stock. No idea what that stuff is.

That said, I sued to tolerate instants well, especially with creamer. I suspect my weed use in those pre Marine Corps days had something to do with it.

I'll have to try some of the freeze dried instant that 2nd trick op mentions above.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Isn’t the temp of the water used with instant coffee a factor in hiw it tastes?
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: World
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Nescafe Clasico



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Old 02-07-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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I actually like instant coffee, though I'm not brand loyal. Usually get Maxwell House or Folgers, depending on the price. Yeah, I know it's not fancy and it's not gourmet level coffee (which I like very much), but it's quick and good enough for me much of the time. In fact, in the morning when I just want to get out quick, I usually make it "iced" -- IOW tap water with the instant stirred in.

Heresy I suppose, but I'm fine with it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NW PA
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Best by far in my experience is Cafe Buendia!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cafe-Buen...52-Oz/10450735



Been drinking it for many years, and when you get a really top notch batch, it tastes great... Not bitter, bold enough, very smooth with a nice aroma. Most instants to me have a very chemical/weird taste, no body, bitter but not strong, etc.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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folgers instant in bags is very strong and bitter


https://www.amazon.com/Folgers-Class...9580017&sr=8-1


i like maxwell house or sanka
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/4-Pack-Ma...46&wpa_bucket=


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hills-Bro...ister/11045742


i drink these all the time too
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:12 PM
 
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no question Folgers and Maxwell House are surprisingly excellent. I'm surprised because they're older labels. but so far, I have done coffee ground pour-overs on work mornings and sometimes do the instant iced coffee on weekends. I've tried all the mainstream popular brands and those brands are less expensive and quickly becoming a favorite. Until they catch on to us.
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