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Old 13-02-2010, 20:47   #16
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starbux is overrated..lol...i buy dark roasted beans--NOT starbux or any other main brand lol-- , hand grind them and use one cup drip filter melitta sells..lol..is better than instant--there is no good instant nor is there a decent instant--when at sea in gulf last summer tripping thru lightning storms and squalls we still made real coffee on the stove--my friend likes perked coffee--i like filtered--lol---so he got his perked coffee while on watch--i just held the pot on the stove lol....when i cannot find the number 2 filters i use number 4--just a bit larger stil fit in the holder..lol....
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Old 13-02-2010, 22:03   #17
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Waking up in the morning on my boat and having a superb cup of coffee is like heaven to me.
I can't see myself on my boat drinking instant coffee! I buy the best fine grind coffee I can find and use a filter. I buy (no. 6) melita filters and cut them down for one cup or leave them as they are for lots of guests. I always buy better coffee for the boat than at home and the at home coffee is always high end anyhow.
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Old 14-02-2010, 18:47   #18
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If you have access to an Asian mart. They sell this ginger+ instant coffee. No milk / creamer needed for the golden brown effect and is an instant buzz. Cheap as well as it is about 2 bucks for 40 packets. / cups. Additionally - does not taste instant.
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If you have access to an Asian mart. They sell this ginger+ instant coffee. No milk / creamer needed for the golden brown effect and is an instant buzz. Cheap as well as it is about 2 bucks for 40 packets. / cups. Additionally - does not taste instant.
http://www.efooddepot.com/products/i...dot_4oz%29.jpg
Now that sounds like something I would like!
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Old 14-02-2010, 20:05   #20
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Colcafe

There is instant coffee that you can find in the South and Western Caribbean called Colcafe. Get the regular with the red lid. It's a very fine powder and dissolves immediately. I don't call myself a coffee snob, but this stuff is actually quite good. My sister came to visit and really liked it as well.

I agree that Nescafe "no es cafe."
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Instant coffee is like lite beer -- you're better off with water and it tastes better
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We make instant coffee during the day but breakfast and dinner time it has to be 'proper' coffee.
Nescafe 'Gold Blend' is what we stock for those day time, grab a quick mug moments.

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I use a coffee press. Just as quick at the tea bag coffee and taste way better than instant. Got a small one (12 oz) at target for 5 bucks. Put one tablespoon of coffee in get one large mug of coffee out. French press

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Have any of you tried concentrated liquid coffee? I've known its about but have not personally tried it. Just pour a measured amount into hot water and your done. I seem to recall it is possible to make your own. But a quick google for concentrated liquid coffee gives a lot of results. The following is just one link chosen at random.

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The Nescafe espresso and cappuccino are the best instant coffees I ever tasted. But they do not taste as good as the real deal by far. We use a percolator while underway; not the US kind but the aluminium one that goes on the stove, called "mocha" in Italy.

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Tea. That is the best instant coffee. Make it green and your body and mind will thank you for your choice.
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We use an electric drip pot when we can run the inverter and a 6 cup espresso pot for that night-time demitasse, but we like Starbucks Via for "one-up' cups. You just can't have too much coffee!
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Instant coffee is like lite beer -- you're better off with water and it tastes better

Amen brother!
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I suspect...

All the instant coffee enthusiasts also have a favorite frozen TV dinner.
You've been had by the marketing geniuses.
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