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Jan 11, 2012 05:34 PM

My confession: I drink instant coffee!

Like my title states, my confession is that I drink (and thoroughly enjoy) instant coffee. For the last 6 years, my mornings have been jump-started with Nescafe Instant Coffee stirred into hot milk. I will say that other than this morning ritual, I would call myself a coffee snob, so I'm a little embarrassed to admit this. Am I the only one that enjoys instant coffee?

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  1. I keep instant around in case of an emergency, like if I run out of coffee a day before grocery shopping. I have never been able to make it taste very good, frankly. I might try stirring it into a cup of hot milk sometime as you do.

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    1. re: sueatmo

      I used to think that everybody drank instant coffee this way! It seems to be pretty popular among my Lebanese family and friends.

      1. re: sueatmo

        I did this last night. Hot skim milk, a little vanilla flavored no sugar syrup, a spoon of Maxwell House instant coffee crystals. Very good on a cold evening. But skim milk has a few too many carbs, so it was a treat.

        1. re: sueatmo

          Your addition vanilla sounds delicious! I have some no sugar hazelnut syrup that I could use in mine!

      2. I like Velveeta, and Cool Whip. I don't mind instant mashed potatoes. And I have a fondness for canned black olives. But instant coffee tastes terrible to me. We all have to draw the line somewhere.

        1. One of my co-workers used to bring me instant coffee from an asian market in L.A. I don't remember what it's called as I recall the label being in Japanese, but man that stuff was delicious. Tasted delicious, smooth, and chocolatey.

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          1. re: caseyjo

            Was it Nescafe 3 in 1? I've seen it in Asian markets. I think they combine the coffee, powdered milk and sugar and it does taste good!

            1. re: maabso

              That definitely may have been it; this reminds me to check for it next time I'm at the Asian market.

              Now if only I could get my beloved Boss Coffee here, but it doesn't seem to be an option. I guess my confession is that I happily drink canned coffee out of vending machines, if given to ability to do so.

          2. I used to eat instant coffee (Sanka) in college for the all-nighters.

            Just straight up with a soup spoon. And chased with some Diet Mountain Dew.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              I'm genuinely perplexed as to why, if a person wanted to stay up all night, one would eat decaf coffee.

              The Mountain Dew part I get.

              1. re: acgold7

                Decaf =/= No caffeine

                And, really, the Sanka is more for the mental sensation of coffee, and because it is decaffeinated, it's why you chase it with a Mountain Dew bomb.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                Wow, just got a flashback of Pop Rocks from reading this.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Sanka powder chased with Diet Mountain Dew?
                  Sounds like a real gut bomb to ruin your digestion.

                2. I use it for brownies, chocolate cake, and some roast beef - does that count?

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                  1. re: brooklynkoshereater

                    Roast beef? I'm intrigued. Please tell us a little more.