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    Quote Originally Posted by Javasaurus View Post
    Wait. Does that mean that it's actually possible to have instant coffee turn out good? If so, then I've been screwing it up my entire life.
    I only drink instant. Cant stand brewed. But some days and I dont know how I really mess it up. Somewhere between pouting the packet in my cup and boiling the water something bad happens. Scooby and the gang couldnt solve this mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbaron View Post
    I only drink instant. Cant stand brewed. But some days and I dont know how I really mess it up. Somewhere between pouting the packet in my cup and boiling the water something bad happens. Scooby and the gang couldnt solve this mystery.
    "Psst. Hey you, c'mere! I solved the mys'try: Let me tell ya the secret...........it is cause it is freeze-dried instant coffee. Good back in the 1950's. Today, naw, not so much. Tell ya whatcha do: ya go to a nice diner and ya gets yourselves a nice brewed cup of java. Trust me, would I lie to ya? You will love it!! "

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    To paraphrase Obama when he was discussing the use of ketchup on a hot dog, "I drink my coffee black, the way all adults should. Anyone over the age of 16 who ruins it with milk or sugar needs an intervention."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbaron View Post
    I only drink instant. Cant stand brewed. But some days and I dont know how I really mess it up. Somewhere between pouting the packet in my cup and boiling the water something bad happens. Scooby and the gang couldnt solve this mystery.
    I'm just curious. Is the issue that the coffee has a burnt taste to it? The reason I ask is that it seems to me that instant coffee has something in common with a French press: namely pouring hot water directly over the coffee.

    Years ago I tried get fancy and use a French press. The coffee just seemed to always have a burnt taste to it; so I went back to the drip method. Later on, someone suggested that I shouldn't have used water that had been at a rolling boil. They claimed that would scald the coffee grounds and give it that burnt taste. They suggested using water that was "just shy" of a boil.

    Not sure if that applies to instant. But maybe worth investigating.

    Here's hoping that the next cup is a good one.
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    True, boiling water will give coffee a burnt taste or at least, an altered taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javasaurus View Post
    I'm just curious. Is the issue that the coffee has a burnt taste to it? The reason I ask is that it seems to me that instant coffee has something in common with a French press: namely pouring hot water directly over the coffee.

    Years ago I tried get fancy and use a French press. The coffee just seemed to always have a burnt taste to it; so I went back to the drip method. Later on, someone suggested that I shouldn't have used water that had been at a rolling boil. They claimed that would scald the coffee grounds and give it that burnt taste. They suggested using water that was "just shy" of a boil.

    Not sure if that applies to instant. But maybe worth investigating.

    Here's hoping that the next cup is a good one.
    That must be what I am doing wrong. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Huh. Even after having seen so many American TV shows and movies, I never noticed the iced tea vs. hot tea thing. Learn a little every day.

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