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Thread: Choice names $4 home-brand instant coffee as the “best tasting”

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    CHOICE names $4 home-brand instant coffee as the “best tasting”

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    Yummity yum?

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    The overall score is made up of 100% taste.
    I beg to differ!
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    To be fair they were only comparing 14 instant coffees and, for an instant coffee drinker, the results would be interesting. This still doesn't absolve Choice from some weird coffee related conclusions in the past.

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    That's it, I'm done with roasting, the Bezzera and Mazzer are on the market, it's Coles Fairtrade Organic Freeze Dried Coffee for me from now on, cant argue with the experts.

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    Did you get baited by the title? It's a comparison of instant coffees, not instant coffee vs other brewing methods.

    Still abhorrent, but not quite as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    Did you get baited by the title? It's a comparison of instant coffees, not instant coffee vs other brewing methods.

    Still abhorrent, but not quite as bad.
    I did look at the article. I feel I can disagree with their conclusion.

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    I don't subscribe to Choice, but pretty much anything they do involving coffee is probably best saved for the storage on the nail inside the door of the outdoor dunny- lest the roll run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    Did you get baited by the title? It's a comparison of instant coffees, not instant coffee vs other brewing methods.

    Still abhorrent, but not quite as bad.
    Light hearted banter Noidle, no one takes this stuff seriously.
    I had fun once it was awful..jpg
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    Now to somehow convince that one nescaf instant drinker at work to switch and save the company $$$ Oh and the mocon drinkers too [manic laughter]

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    Out of interest does anyone have an opinion on what is the best of the instant coffees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Out of interest does anyone have an opinion on what is the best of the instant coffees?
    That's such an oxymoron, best instant coffee.

    {standing up in the circle of fellow addicts}
    It's been a long time now and I was weak back then...heck, I feel dirty confessing this...but I used to drink Nescafe Blend 43 and Gold and thought that they were the best of the rest.

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    FWIW, my better half drinks Mocona medium roast classic with milk, she seems to enjoy it, horrible stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamount View Post
    I did look at the article. I feel I can disagree with their conclusion.
    Yea fair enough, just wasn't sure as the title did seem to be worded in a way that made it seem like instant beat other types of coffee.

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    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1627935603982268

    Yummo, fresh freeze dried manufacture. At the prices quoted for "instant" (another oxymoron) in post#10, $40 to $102 a kilo, think I'll stick to the much more affordable BeanBay offerings and home roasting without the sub polar part of the process. Home roasting and coffee prep is not for every coffee drinker though, so enjoy the hit, no matter how you get it.

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    Surely you aren’t going to dispute velvety and full bodied?

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    Surely you aren’t going to dispute velvety and full bodied?

    :-)
    That's referring to the tongue feel after drinking it

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    yeah the coles instant is pretty good. for instant.

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    There's a few specialty coffee people around the world doing instant. Can't remember who off hand, nor do I have the inclination to pay to try it but I'd try it if offered.

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    A Melbourne roaster was/is selling instant to Jetstar, tried it once and yeah, it was instant. Not sure how it rated as the last instant I had before that was a hotel room with 3 sugars and 4 UHT thingo's to hide the 'flavour'.

    Anyone want to admit to trying number two in that list: "Moccona Barista Reserve Smooth Espresso"

    I want to see how the heck they freeze dry espresso. Draws pictures of a 100 hipsters in a sweat-shop, lined up and pulling shots into a big vat or maybe Moccona have secretly been tapping into our sewers to collect the sink-shots we all do?

    Either way, surely they didn't just make a big pot of budget bean slop, freeze dry it and call it espresso.
    ...that would be dishonest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I want to see how the heck they freeze dry espresso............
    I have it on good authority................

    Mr freeze.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Out of interest does anyone have an opinion on what is the best of the instant coffees?
    That depends if you’re referring to classic supermarket/hotel/travel instant or one of the new ‘specialty’ instants. There’s quite a few people doing a variety of ‘convenience’ coffee now such as Sudden Coffee, Voila, Steeped and now in this corner of the world Coffee Supreme have just launched their single origin instant.
    I’ve tried Steeped, which is actually just preground then bagged rather than ‘made’ into instant. I’ve also tried the Coffee Supreme Instant. Both are considerably more expensive than Blend 43, but considerably better. I was pleasantly surprised by both and plan on buying them again at some stage.
    They’re quite different to each other. The Steeped I bought was their light roast and I found it very subtle in just about every way, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I actually found I liked it best after a really long steep time of about 20min so I used to just put the bag in a thermal mug, pour over water that was just off the boil and take it with me. The end result was similar to a filter coffee at a long ratio of say 1:18. The Coffee Supreme Instant on the other hand looks like a classic powdered instant coffee in a sachet. It has more of everything- sweetness, body, strength, flavour. I likened it to really well made coffee from a moka pot that had been diluted a little.
    If you travel a bit one of these could be worth a look as they will undoubtedly be better than whatever is in your hotel room. As far as the International Roasts of this world - I haven’t touched that crap for over a decade and don’t plan on having another try any time soon.
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    News flash, local coffee roaster dies of shock at Choice comments!
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    i had blend 43 as a long black not that long ago. It was surprisingly good. Miles better than the Starbucks version. After 3 forced sips I threw the whole lot in the bin.



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