Next step after instant coffee?

by Brenda Poulsen
(Langaa, Denmark)


QUESTION:


I drink instant coffee. I know it is not the best but it is convenient. What would you suggest over instant?


ANSWER:

I know that instant coffee is a lot more popular in Europe than it is in North America. But coincidentally there is a lot of talk over here right now on this topic because Starbucks has just introduced its own instant coffee. Quite a change in direction!

That said, plenty of people like the idea of making the move from instant to gourmet brewed coffee.

If the convenience angle is important to you, you might want to look at one of the single serve coffee brewers. I know these are popular in Europe. In fact, the Senseo coffee pod brewers were launched in Europe before they came to the US or Canada.

You can learn more on our single cup coffee brewers page.

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Feb 19, 2009
Ecuadorian coffee
by: Marc the Shark

So you like instant coffee? Me to. Try this sometime. In Ecuador they serve a very rich coffee beverage in restraunts which they make by warming milk to almost boiling and adding instant coffee to the warm milk. You can add hot water to it if you want it a little less rich. I have it every now and then just for a change of pace but still prefer a good double latte to most anything else as concerns coffee.

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