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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69045 on: January 13, 2019, 12:16:31 pm »
Instant coffee. :x

Only acceptable when used to make Greek frappe coffee.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69046 on: January 13, 2019, 02:56:36 pm »
US has a wide instant coffee gap with Russia! Good thing this isn't still in the Cold War, else the US would have some work to do to close the IC gap!!

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69047 on: January 13, 2019, 03:09:42 pm »
Keep in mind it's retail brewed, which means you're not just keeping a shitty jar of Nescafe in the cupboard, you're going to a restaurant or coffee shop and getting a cup of swill.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69048 on: January 13, 2019, 03:30:22 pm »
In new bizarre political news from Spain, it has been revealed today that our brand of neofascists, Vox, were bankrolled in the 2014 European elections by none others than the Iranian People's Mujahedeens, the most active opposition group to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and who were labeled a terrorist organization by the US and the EU until 2012 and 2009 respectively.

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« Reply #69049 on: January 13, 2019, 05:01:56 pm »
In new bizarre political news from Spain, it has been revealed today that our brand of neofascists, Vox, were bankrolled in the 2014 European elections by none others than the Iranian People's Mujahedeens, the most active opposition group to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and who were labeled a terrorist organization by the US and the EU until 2012 and 2009 respectively.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69050 on: January 14, 2019, 03:23:03 pm »
You're in good company!



I'm surprised by Australia; when I was there local coffee shops with the Orange-Mocha-Choca-Truffle-Latte type drinks abounded.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69051 on: January 14, 2019, 03:54:04 pm »
Instant coffee. :x

Only acceptable when used to make Greek frappe coffee.

I bought a jar of instant coffee this morning.  $4.  It'll last me a month.

I used to buy coffee (brewed) at the cafeteria downstairs.  $2 per cup.  One in the morning, one in the afternoon.  $4/day, $20/week, $80/month.

My instant coffee is warm and bitter - all I'm really looking for in coffee anyways.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69052 on: January 14, 2019, 04:47:27 pm »
Stovetop espresso is much better than instant and equally quick/cheap. Not sure how available it is outside of civilised coffee nations though.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69053 on: January 14, 2019, 04:56:23 pm »
Stovetop espresso is much better than instant and equally quick/cheap. Not sure how available it is outside of civilised coffee nations though.

Well they are available in the UK, so doesn't explain that.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69054 on: January 14, 2019, 05:00:18 pm »
Stovetop espresso is much better than instant and equally quick/cheap. Not sure how available it is outside of civilised coffee nations though.

Lots of ways to make coffee that are cheap and doesn't take a long time (though not quite so fast as instant).  All of them require more equipment than I have available in my office, which is a microwave and a kettle.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69055 on: January 14, 2019, 05:02:34 pm »
I used to make stovetop espresso, now I just make a Peet's coffee in a press - equally quick
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69056 on: January 14, 2019, 05:03:02 pm »
Stovetop espresso is much better than instant and equally quick/cheap. Not sure how available it is outside of civilised coffee nations though.

Well they are available in the UK, so doesn't explain that.

To be honest, I suspect a big part is that it's the coffee-making method most similar to making tea.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69057 on: January 14, 2019, 05:05:31 pm »
I used to make stovetop espresso, now I just make a Peet's coffee in a press - equally quick

We probably need to fully open this can of worms and make a "favorite way of making coffee" thread.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69058 on: January 14, 2019, 05:11:04 pm »
In new bizarre political news from Spain, it has been revealed today that our brand of neofascists, Vox, were bankrolled in the 2014 European elections by none others than the Iranian People's Mujahedeens, the most active opposition group to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and who were labeled a terrorist organization by the US and the EU until 2012 and 2009 respectively.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69059 on: January 14, 2019, 11:18:49 pm »


Lots of ways to make coffee that are cheap and doesn't take a long time (though not quite so fast as instant).  All of them require more equipment than I have available in my office, which is a microwave and a kettle.

If you have a kettle, go with a French press. If possible combined with a coffee grinder.